Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'race'

Commentary: Race, blood and Native Americans

"It was Europeans who decided that all Indians, whatever their tribes, were members of the same race. A hundred years ago, Indian populations had dwindled so disastrously that Native Americans were deemed a “vanishing race.” The survey in 1935 counted...

Navajo woman on community relations commission

Kristin Joe, a 19-year-old member of the Navajo Nation, has joined the Community Relations Commission in Farmington, New Mexico. Joe completes the commission, which was formed to address race relations in the city. She was asked to join to...

'Frozen River' touches chord with New York Mohawks

Members of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York can relate to the racial tensions in the film Frozen River, a spokesperson for the tribe said. The film follows a Mohawk woman a non-Indian woman who smuggle people...

Yellow Bird: Races are more alike than different

"Racial groups in this country are more alike than different. American Indians and Hispanics, for example, have a lot of similarities, especially in skin color. From my experience, when American Indian people and Hispanic meet in their journey through...

Navajo man chairs community relations commissionn

David John, a member of the Navajo Nation, is chair of the Community Relations Commission in Farmington, New Mexico. John, 58, has owned a business in Farmington for more than 30 years. He hopes the commission can encourage more respect...

Yellow Bird: Race a poisonous role in the election

"Is America ready to elect a black president? As the election moves forward, doubts fill my mind and tug at my heart because I wonder how much influence race will have on the election. In the sanctuary of the...

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