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Indian Country:

10 Outrageous (and Mostly True) Quotes on Native Americans by Famous People
ICTMN Staff - 9/29/14

Everybody, it seems, has an opinion on American Indians, and precious few of them actually know what they're talking about. Over the years, many of those who've given the matter some thought have formulated unpopular opinions about the series of injustices and brutality that constitutes American History with respect to the Natives of Turtle Island. And when a celebrity says something, it's news.
From basic acknowledgements of fact to opinions on what ought to be done, nine of these statements have the ring of truth, even if America has turned a deaf ear. On the other hand, there are the callous sentiments of Mr. John Wayne, from a 1971Playboyinterview.
"The white people should go back to Europe, and the country should be returned to the American Indians. This is the future I would like to see for the so-called United States."
—Bobby Fischer
"It’s like, how did Columbus discover America when the Indians were already here? What kind of shit is that, but white people’s shit?"
—Miles Davis
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Native Mob gang leader sentenced to 43 years in federal prison

Wakinyon Wakan McArthur, 36, was found guilty in March 2013 on racketeering, conspiracy and gun and drug charges. Federal prosecutors wanted to put him away for life, plus another 30 years, but the judge said he should be able to return to society at some point, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
“You have what anyone would agree was horrible childhood,” Judge John Tunheim told McArthur, the paper reported. “No one should have had a childhood like that.”
McArthur and two other gang leaders were the most high-profile targets of an operation that led to the convictions of 28 people.
According to the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, the gang got its start among American Indian inmates.
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Beyond Borders: From Confrontation to Collaboration
Ray Powell - 9/30/14

When we take care of our land, the land takes care of us! Promoting open, honest, and direct lines of communication between the New Mexico State Land Office and our Tribal Nations creates significant opportunities to create economic prosperity, protect important cultural sites, and protect the health and productivity of our neighboring lands.
As the elected Land Commissioner for the State of New Mexico, I am responsible for administering nine million acres of surface and 13 million acres of subsurface lands that were granted to New Mexico by the federal government. These lands were placed in trust for the purpose of generating revenue for public schools, universities and hospitals—over the last three and a half years alone we have raised over $2.3 billion for these important institutions—supporting important public services and savings taxpayers money.
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Suicide Chronicles, Part 2 of 5: Transforming the Spirit of Suicide
Chelsey Luger and Gyasi Ross   9/27/14

Tell all my mourners
To mourn in red—
Cause there ain't no sense
In my bein' dead.
—Langston Hughes (1902—1967)

“Yeah. I remember when I was a kid how adults were trying to control my grief, trying to tell me how I was supposed to feel or how I was supposed to behave….that there was a proper way to mourn… and I was interested in improperly mourning.”
—Sherman Alexie

Ain’t no sense.
Death by suicide is senseless, awful, and sorrowful in every way. We’re not here to glorify suicide, we’re here to talk about it. Because it needs to be addressed.
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ANA is pleased to anounce the inclusion of AIR's Pride for Life Project within "Fiscal Year 2008 Report to Congress on Impact and Effectiveness of Administration for Native American Projects" and the inclusion of AIR's Voices of Tomorrow Project within "Fiscal Year 2009 Report to Congress on Impact and Effectiveness of Administration for Native American Projects"

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USD Football


Toreros rally for 20-16 win over Marist
Keith Williams to Reggie Bell 36-yard TD with 5 seconds left is game winner
Sept. 27, 2014

(Poughkeepsie, NY) - Sophomore quarterback Keith Williams found a wide open Reggie Belldown field with just five seconds left for a 36-yard touchdown score to propel the Toreros to a 20-16 comeback victory. USD was facing a 4th and 6 with no timeouts left and Williams rolled left and somehow Bell broke free down field close to the end zone.
The win keeps USD's all-time record against Marist a perfect 10-0, however, this game was typical of previous close battles with the Red Foxes. This marks the fourth time in the last six games that USD has scored to go ahead within the final minute of play.

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UCLA Football:

UCLA's rout of Arizona State shows importance of healthy Brett Hundley
BY PETE THAMEL  Fri Sep. 26, 2014

TEMPE, Ariz. -- There are few players in the country who mean more to their teams than Brett Hundley does to UCLA. With him at quarterback, the Bruins are the favorites to win the Pac-12 South and a part of the College Football Playoff conversation. Without him, they’re a middling Pac-12 team with no identity, a porous defense and little national relevancy.
So, as the clock neared midnight on Thursday, in the dank hallway outside the UCLA locker room, Hundley’s unique fashion statement summed up the coaching conundrum that loomed over the No. 11 Bruins’ game at No. 15 Arizona State.

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