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March / Book One : One Book, One Community for 2018-19: 1974 -- Farmington, New Mexico

Native American Civil Rights

"American Indian and Alaska Native individuals, like all people, are entitled to inalienable, fundamental human rights."

Native American Rights Fund, 2018.

The murders of three Navajo men by white teens near Farmington, New Mexico in 1974 brought groups of Native American protesters to Farmington, NM and unrest to Farmington and neighboring communities. An investigation was conducted by the N.M. Advisory Committee and reported the results to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights..

The Farmington Report : A Confict of Cultures (N.M. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights) identified and documented the issues. The report includes recommendations and there were additional follow up hearings culminating in the The Farmington Report: Civil Rights for Native Americans 30 Years Later.

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Farmington Report / Updates and The Broken Circle

Farmington, NM Riot, 1974 / Farmington Daily Times

Timeline from the Farmington Daily Times

Movements for Change : New Mexico Navajo Protest 1974 / The Bob Fitch Photography Archive, Stanford University Libraries.

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