About North Idaho
“North Idaho is for Everyone” That’s the slogan of the Kootenai County Task Force On Human Relations, an organizations that teaches the value of diversity and fights against prejudice in all its forms. North Idaho is proud of the region’s award winning and strong support for human rights.
The truth is, Idaho has some of the nation’s strongest anti-harassment laws. The fact has been widely and prominently recognized. In 1987, Coeur d’Alene was honored in New York City as the first community to receive the prestigious Raoul Wallengberg Award. The award, conferred for outstanding work in human rights, carries a $5,000 honorarium. These funds were used to create a 230 volume human rights collection which is housed in the city library. In 1990, Coeur d’Alene was named an All American City. This designation recognized the outstanding work of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. More recently, the April 1997 issue of Parade Magazine featured the City of Sandpoint’s work promoting human rights. Far from being a haven for extremists, North Idaho is a place where strict anti-harassment laws and caring, concerned citizens have sent out a strong message that prejudice will not be tolerated.
For more information call:
Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity
Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations
Spokane Task Force on Human Relations
Bonner County Human Rights Task Force
Boundary County Task Force
Spokane Human Rights Commission