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‘All of Montana is a border town,’ civil rights panel told


A civil rights panel conducted a hearing in Billings for nearly eight hours Monday on the subject of discrimination against Native Americans, and it heard nothing more vivid than the testimony of Sarah Beaumont. For 20 minutes, punctuated by fits of sobbing, Beaumont told of working for a major company in a good union job in Billings, and of having to endure, on an almost daily basis, hateful, hurtful remarks about Native Americans. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rights panel to look into ‘border town discrimination’

A series of panel discussions looking at “border town discrimination” against Native Americans will take place in Billings on Monday, Aug. 29. The daylong event is being put on by the Montana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and will be held in the Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Despite obstacles, young people drawn to politics


Recent Montana State University graduate Kiah Abbey has been involved in local politics in Montana for nearly a year. The 23-year-old has done a lot of work encouraging her peers register to vote, but she feels best about helping Bozeman pass a nondiscrimination ordinance this spring. (more…) Continue Reading →

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