A federal civil rights group is holding a discussion on Native Americans in August.  The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ Montana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is planning a meeting to discuss discrimination against Native American Reservations in Montana.  The committee announced last week it will hold a briefing in August to discuss issues of discrimination impacting Native Americans, including discrimination “in the areas of education, employment, public accommodations, law enforcement, service and the legal system,”.

 

The committee has invited local, state and federal agencies; law enforcement and tribal officials; community organizations; and advocacy groups.  There will be two hours devoted to public comment.  It’s tentatively scheduled for August 29 at the Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave., it will begin at 10am and is expected to last until 5pm.  At 6 p.m. the public comment session will start and last until about 8 p.m.