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Northern settles discrimination claim

 

August 11, 2017



Montana State University-Northern has settled a racial discrimination complaint with a Native American studies adjunct professor and agreed to pay her $35,000.

The settlement reached July 14 with Yvonne Tiger is by no means an admission of fault by the university, Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education Kevin McRae said Thursday.

“Heavens, no, this is not an admission by anyone of guilt. In fact, the final settlement documentation accepted by the Human Rights Bureau clearly states there is no guilt or any determination on the merits of the accusations,” McRae said in an email.

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