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Commission hears testimony on racism

...American Indian blood called "half-breeds" and gay men insulted by co-workers. The 14-member Governor's Commission on Tolerance held the first in a statewide series of public hearings Wednesday. About 100 people attended and about one-fourth...
Knowles outlines rural agenda at Native convention

...clear - the voice of everyone in this room," Knowles told about 200 in attendance. Knowles formed a 14-member Commission on Tolerance after paintball attacks on Alaska Natives by a group of white teen-agers this year. The panel is expected to...
School Board shows leadership

...20 forums sponsored by the Alaska Humanities Forum and also at public hearings sponsored by the Governor's Commission on Tolerance, which formally endorsed the requirement in its recommendations to the Governor. 'As chair of the Alaska Historical...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov. Tony Knowles named 14 Alaska Native, ethnic and religious leaders to a new Governor's Commission on Tolerance on Tuesday. Knowles said the commission was recommended by his cabinet-level task force that explored racism...
State Briefs the official state song. Adoption of the second verse was among more than 100 measures Gov. Tony Knowles' Commission on Tolerance recommended to heal the racial divide between whites and minority groups. The commission was appointed following...
Legislators want Natives to be part of state's seal

...should include recognition of the many Native cultures of Alaska, as recommended recently by the Governor's Commission on Tolerance." Former Gov. Tony Knowles created the commission in 2001 to study racial issues in Alaska. The measure recommends...
Trying to take small steps to stop hate

...said. Goldberg also met with Knowles administration officials to discuss hate crime legislation and the state Commission on Tolerance. The Anti-Defamation League can also provide training for Alaska law enforcement officers about hate crimes...
Former Juneau Orthodox priest honored by state

...delegate to the Governor's Subsistence Leadership Summit in August 2001 and was a member of the Governor's Commission on Tolerance. Oleksa hosted KTOO TV's public television series "Communications Across Cultures," which is still being...
Public tells panel of injustices

...It wasn't a path she would have chosen knowing the hostilities she would face, she told the governor's Commission on Tolerance at a hearing in Juneau on Thursday. Boesser said she's been the target of slurs. "The fear and hatred aimed...
Panel says subsistence deadlock shows intolerance

...from 1998 that discriminates against rural schools, according to a report released today by the Governor's Commission on Tolerance. The commission, formed this spring by Gov. Tony Knowles after a well-publicized paintball attack on Natives...


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