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Celebration set on culture, history of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe

The history and culture of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe will be shared through November in a collaboration with the Salvation Army Kroc Center and the Human Rights Education Institute in …


Coeur d’Alene exhibit shows downfall of local white supremacists

Human rights activists in North Idaho have opened an exhibit detailing the downfall of the white supremacists movement that tainted the region’s image nationally for decades.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 9:33 p.m.

Civil rights icon James Meredith brings message to Idaho from Mississippi

Civil rights activist James Meredith visits Northern Idaho in his continuous pursuit of equal rights for all


Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal’s claims about background disputed

Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2015, 6:24 p.m.

Credibility of local NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal questioned

Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NAACP has been falsely …


‘Freedom Rider’ tells of ’60s push for civil rights in South

Max Pavesic wasn’t sure what awaited him as the train rolled into the station in Jackson, Mississippi. During the summer of 1961, Pavesic was a 21-year-old college student and one …


Coeur d’Alene students, Spokane reverend speak during MLK program

Danielle Sablan of Skyway Elementary School stood before an auditorium packed with fellow Coeur d’Alene fifth-graders Thursday morning and spoke of her dream of a world at peace. “Let’s reach …


Bringing culture, customs alive

Quanah Matheson of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe worked up a sweat Wednesday putting up a tepee like his father and grandfather had taught him. Watching from a crowd of dozens …


Boy Scout policy change on homosexuality weighs heavily on Kootenai sheriff

Ben Wolfinger, the sheriff of Kootenai County, said he has not decided to keep or drop the Boy Scout troop chartered by the sheriff’s office. But he said his Christian …


Racism, here? Denial convenient, misguided

Remember the KKK snowman? In December, a Hayden Lake doofus built a 10-foot, pointy-hooded snowman holding a noose in his front yard. Hilarious. Idaho made the news again.


Event will observe Human Rights Day

The Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene will celebrate International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10.


Clark: Hate-mongers’ primary victims all in the family

The Westboro Baptist Church has put the area on notice that they will soon grace us with another hate-soaked visit. This is like cockroaches tipping off a homeowner about an …


Human rights educator Rachel Dolezal resigns

The education director of the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene has resigned, citing “issues of fairness and equity” after she was passed over for the institute’s top job. …


Unfurling banners of racial tolerance

Human rights activists in Coeur d’Alene have decided to fight flags with flags. For months, people have been walking into the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene asking what …


Swastika affixed to door of human rights center

Employees of the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene arrived at work Thursday morning to discover a swastika sticker on the front door. Director of Operations Donna Cork took …


Swastika pasted on CdA human rights center

Employees of the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene arrived at work this morning to discover a swastika sticker on the front door.


Lecturer calls for action

A former California congressman who co-chaired the first Earth Day celebration in 1970 said Tuesday that today’s young people need to stand up more for what they believe in. “In …


Co-chair of first Earth Day calls on youth to act

A former California congressman who co-chaired the first Earth Day celebration in 1970 said Tuesday that today’s young people need to stand up more for what they believe in.


Alaskan activist recounts battle to protect land, native ways

Dune Lankard was a commercial fisherman in Prince William Sound when the Exxon Valdez spilled millions of gallons of oil in March 1989. A native Athabaskan Eyak of the Eagle …


Human rights lecture series planned

The Human Rights Education Institute of Coeur d’Alene will hold a two-year speaker series titled “Fast Forward: Globalization and Human Rights.” The lectures, which will be held in the Lake …


Camp focuses on human rights

Savannah Forno doesn’t look the part of a school shooter. She doesn’t have the black trench coat. She gets good grades. Not to mention she’s a girl.