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ND Advisory Committee to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Planning Meeting, May 25, Fargo
21 May 2004

      The North Dakota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will conduct a planning meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel, 201 Fifth Street, North, Fargo, ND 58102. The purpose of the planning meeting with briefing will be to discuss the proposal for a regional project on discrimination against Native Americans in reservation border towns. The Committee will also be briefed on civil rights issues in the state. The general public is invited to attend.

      The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding agency of the Federal government. The President and the Congress appoint its members. The Commission has appointed Advisory Committees in the 50 States and District of Columbia.

      The chairperson of the North Dakota Advisory Committee is Carole Barrett of Bismarck. Other members of the Committee are: John M. Olson of Bismarck; David A. Meier of Dickinson; Audrey J. Henderson-Nocho of Emerado; Crystal Dueker, Dr. Won W. Koo, Refugio "Pete" Padilla, Kristen S. Rohde, Mark G. Schneider, and Jeannette L. Stanton of Fargo; Erich S. Longie of Fort Totten; Holly A. Marion of Grand Forks; Harold Iron Shield of Mandan; and Marc S. Bluestone of New Town.

      The work of the North Dakota Advisory Committee is supervised by John F. Dulles, Regional Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Office.

      For further information, please contact Carole A. Barrett, Chair (701) 255-7500 or Malee V. Craft, Civil Rights Analyst (303) 866-1040.


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