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CIVIL RIGHTS

March 14, 1970. BIA Office Takeovers

American Indian activists occupy the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) office in Denver, Colorado. This protest against anti-Indian employment practices was incited by an incident in Littleton, Colorado where a Native woman applied for a position as school counselor working with Indian children and was turned down despite her qualifications for the job.

March 23, 1970. BIA Office Takeovers

At the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) office in Alameda, California approximately 50 American Indian activists protest job discrimination in addition to other grievances. Approximately 30 Indians occupy the BIA offices and eventually 12 are arrested, including five from the earlier action at Alcatraz Island.

HILLSBORO CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Hillsboro "Indians" (Hillsboro)

GOSHEN LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Goshen "Warriors" & "Lady Warriors" (Goshen)

CLARK-SHAWNEE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Shawnee "Braves" (Springfield)

LAKOTA LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT (Butler County)

Lakota East "Thunderhawks" (Liberty Township)

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