Indian Affairs Commission rejects G105 offer

June 6, 2008 2:32:44 PM PDT
The Commission of Indian Affairs Friday unanimously agreed to not enter into a settlement agreement with G105.

The settlement offered free advertising and internship opportunities for American Indian students in response to broadcasting that negatively described Indians on April 1.

During the Commission's quarterly meeting, members and guests expressed strong feelings about the derogatory comments, which were made during "Bob and the Showgram." The broadcast generated an intense response among North Carolina's tribes and organizations, collaboration among other minority groups, as well as supportive feedback from agencies outside of the state.

In addition to rejecting the offer, Commission members agreed to support continued efforts by partner groups to draw attention to G105 broadcast policies, boycott its advertisers and encourage a formal investigation by the Federal Communications Commission.


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