More and more studies are exposing educational practices that work against minority students’ success. Civil rights advocates say disparities in school punishment contribute to higher incarceration rates later in life for Native Americans, Blacks and Latinos. They call it the school-to-prison pipeline. The Congress of American Indians says Native youth are 1.5 times more likely than white youth to be sent to the adult criminal system. Can the right school policies help cut the high rate of Natives going to prison?
Patty Ferguson-Bohnee (Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe) -Faculty Director of the Indian Legal Program, Director of the Indian Legal Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Stephen Pevar – Senior Staff Attorney in the American Civil Liberties Union’s Racial Justice Program
Dennis Bowen (Seneca) – Lifelong community service provider with youth and family and family care giver
Break music: Buc Wild – Teen Boy’s Southern Straight (song) Gathering Of Nations Powwow (artist) A Spirit’s Dance (album)