KIPI News April 10, 2023 – Part 1

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Group says THE ERASURE OF OCETI SAKOWIN HISTORY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. All South Dakota Tribes are calling upon the public, educators, parents, and students to join them in advocating for an accurate representation of Oceti Sakowin history and culture in the South Dakota K-12 Social Studies curriculum. Join the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition at the last and final hearing on Monday, April 17th, at 8:00am central standard time at the Ramkota in Pierre, SD. There will be a Free Tshirt for all who are present.

Why federal government data under-represent Native Americans. One group you probably won’t hear much about in the latest jobs report coverage? Native American workers. The labor department collects data about American Indians and Alaska Natives but says its sample size is too small to include in the headline Employment Situation Summary. The Brookings Institution is out with a new report that helps explain why Native people are underrepresented or left out entirely in so many federal datasets. Trying to capture meaningful data about Native people through, for example, the race question on the U.S. Census, is complicated, said Kimberly Huyser, a professor at the University of British Columbia. “The big issue is that we’re not actually a racial category,” Huyser said. “We’re a political one.”

Those are your headlines at this hour. I’m Colette Keith in the KIPI News center.

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