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News for Students - (Friday Morning):
Indian Country:

Tribes and Caltrans Reach Impasse, Tribe Refuses to Sign Agreement
ICTMN Staff - 10/1/15

Even though construction of the Willits bypass project is about 80 percent complete, according to what Caltrans environmental project manager Michael Bartlett toldWillits News, local tribes are still trying to protect their cultural resources in the area.
Just last month, the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians withdrew from discussions about the “programmatic agreement,” which is meant to establish procedures approved by both the tribe and Caltrans for cultural resource management. In a letter dated September 2 Coyote Valley Chairman Michael Hunter listed the tribe’s reasons for withdrawing, among them were inadequate tribal consultation, not being able to agree on the standards by which sites were identified and protected, conflict over measures to compensate for sites that have already been damaged, and a lack of communication and good faith.
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Stop Hate

Houska: Jeb Bush Says Native Americans Aren't Offended: Next Time Ask Us First
Tara Houska - 10/1/15

While public schools across the nation continue to open their eyes to the harms of Native American mascots, the Washington football team has remained steadfast in their caricaturing of Native Americans and use of a racial slur.
Two years ago, Dan Snydertold USA Today, “NEVER. You can use caps,” when asked about renaming his team. Losing another lawsuit to Native Americans opposed to the name must have stunglast July.  
In response to the hundreds of tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal members suing, protesting, and speaking out, Snyder waged an all-out PR campaign to garner support and show dissension among Native peoples.
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Reassigned: Susan Taffe Reed No Longer Dartmouth’s Native Program Director
ICTMN Staff - 10/1/15

Inge-Lise Ameer, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, sent an email to students October 1 explaining that Susan Taffe Reed will no long continue as the director of the Native American Program. But, she hasn’t been fired, simply reassigned.
“We recognize that the distraction of media coverage and questions about her appointment have been challenging for all you,” reads the email. “While Susan remains an employee of the College, we have made other arrangements to support the Native American Program going forward.”
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Freedom of Speech

Jay Daniels: Tribal news requires the negative as well as positive
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 201530, 2015

One of the greatest freedoms we have is the freedom of the press. Without it, we are left in the dark about issues or concerns except in the dark recesses of secrecy. We are left to wonder if the Gawonisgi (Cherokee word for gossip) is true or just another attempt to discredit another person.
I worked 20 years for the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana. The tribes financially supported the nationally award winning "tribal newspaper" Wotanin Wowapi.
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USD Football


Toreros win PFL opener over Valparaiso 38-6
Anthony Lawrence tosses four touchdowns for second straight game

Sept. 26, 2015

Valparaiso, Ind. - The USD Toreros (2-1, 1-0 PFL), coming off a bye week, shook off a slow start to earn an impressive 38-6 victory over the Valparaiso Crusaders before 3,183 homecoming fans at Brown Field. For the second straight game, redshirt freshman QB Anthony Lawrence tossed four touchdowns. He overcame a rough start to finish 21-28 for 214 yards. The Torero defense held the Crusaders in check most of the game limiting them to just two field goals.
"To win one on the road, that's the big thing," USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey said. "You're expected to win at home, but you've got to win on the road if you want to be a championship team."
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UCLA Football:

UCLA sees Josh Rosen as a help, not a hindrance, to its long-term plans
George Schroeder, USA TODAY Sports5:53 a.m. EDT September 27, 2015

UCSON, Ariz. — After he’d knelt one final time,Josh Rosen handed the football to the referee — who turned around and handed it back. For just a moment, UCLA’s freshman quarterback hesitated, unsure what to do. But then he tossed a soft spiral to an equipment manager. And he headed downfield to join a surprisingly muted celebration.
It would be tempting to overcook the meaning of No. 11 UCLA 56, No. 16 Arizona 30. To rave about Rosen’s continued growth and the Bruins’ first-half blitzing of the Wildcats, which extinguished any real hopes of an upset, and to extrapolate from the results to find a sure-fire College Football Playoff contender.

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