DENVER - An office within the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) did not violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it gave preference to "qualified Indians," the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 21 (Donald Norman Hester v. S.M.R. Jewell, et al., No. 13-4142, 10th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 1081).