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'They ran me over, bro': Tohono O'odham Nation investigates Border Patrol incident
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

The Tohono O'odham Nation has opened a criminal investigation after one of its citizens was struck by a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle in Arizona.
In a statement issued on Friday, Chairman Edward D. Manuel said he was aware of "disturbing video footage" of the June 14 incident. A clip that has been viewed more than 400,000 times on Facebook and more than 38,000 times on Twitter shows a Border Patrol vehicle driving straight toward the male victim before striking him.
Despite being forced to the ground, the victim, who has been identified by advocates as Paulo Remes, was aware enough to start reading off the plate number of the offending vehicle.
"Yeah, they just ran me over, dude," Remes, who was on the phone at the time, told the other person on the line.
"They ran me over, bro," he said. "I'm lying on the floor, dude." The clip shows the Border Patrol vehicle speeding away as Remes lays on the ground. His foot can be seen in the lower left corner of the video.
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Tuqan Man, human remains buried 10,000 years ago, found on the Channel Islands
THE SANTA YNEZ BAND OF CHUMASH INDIANS HAS NO DOUBT THE HUMAN REMAINS FOUND ON ONE OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS BELONG TO AN ANCESTOR.
Cheri Carlson, Ventura County Star

A man’s grave lay hidden for 10,000 years on a remote, wind-battered island off Ventura.
Sea levels shifted and landscapes changed. Then in 2005, researchers from the University of Oregon spotted bone visible through dirt and old seashells.
“We were certain that it was a human skull,” said archaeologist Jon Erlandson.
He was with a graduate student surveying an ancient site on San Miguel Island, part of Channel Islands National Park.
Years earlier, they had found signs that people had lived or camped on the spot 9,600 years ago. But they didn’t know anyone had been buried nearby.
They tried to cover up the exposed bone to protect it, and typically, that would be the end of the story. Human remains would be left alone.
But these were at risk of being lost to erosion and potentially were among some of the earliest human remains in North America at the time, a discovery made public for the first time Wednesday. 

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'I grow food for survival': Indigenous women farm for their families
Farming as Resistance
Threatened by a mining company, indigenous women in the remote highlands of Guatemala are marching, increasing productivity, and planting trees.

Friday, June 15, 2018   
By Trina Moyles / YES! Magazine

At an elevation of nearly 4,000 meters above sea level, Comitancillo, a province in northwestern Guatemala, was a formidable place to farm. Maya-Mam communities had lived on these barren slopes in northwestern Guatemala for nearly 500 years. The Mam were one of 24 indigenous cultures in Guatemala, a country where although nearly 50 percent of the population were indigenous people, the country had never elected an indigenous president. The mestizo elite owned politics and power in Guatemala. Marginalized to the mountains in the northwest, the Mam survived on growing food and grazing livestock.
Looking down the mountainside, I witnessed how the Mam adapted to live on their mountain fortress: They’d carved steps into the mountainside, thousands of terraces that cascaded down to the bottom of the valley. I was awestruck by such architecture. Milpa was a Spanish word that summed up the three crops that had sustained the Mam for centuries: maize, beans, and squash. Planting all three crops together formed a sacrosanct principle of Mam farming.
The air was thin and cold. “Our seeds are hardy and meant for these mountains. The seeds people try to sell us don’t do well in Comitancillo. They grow and the wind breaks them,” Rosa told me.

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Media and Addiction:
WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition
By Susan Scutti, CNN
Updated 9:19 AM ET, Mon June 18, 2018

(CNN)Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.
Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released Monday.
"I'm not creating a precedent," said Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, a member of WHO's Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, which proposed the new diagnosis to WHO's decision-making body, the World Health Assembly. Instead, he said, WHO has followed "the trends, the developments, which have taken place in populations and in the professional field." However, not all psychologists agree that gaming disorder is worthy of inclusion in the International Classification of Diseases, known as the ICD.

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Fake Courts for Real Learning with Morongo Tribe
ICTMN Staff - 12/23/15

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in the moot court competition held at the Morongo Tribal Administrative Center on December 5.
American Indian students from Southern and Central California participated in UCLA Law School’s competition, during which they learned about the legal system and earned college credits.
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Toreros Undone by Early Rally
San Diego concludes season with loss at No. 2 Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. – San Diego fell behind early as No. 2 Oregon State flexed its offensive muscle to defeat the Toreros, 19-6, in seven innings on Tuesday evening at Goss Stadium.
USD (23-32) could not slow down the Beavers (40-8-1) potent offense which produced 13 runs in the first two innings to take a commanding lead it would not relinquish.
Nick Sprengel took over on the mound with two outs in the second inning and did well to slow Oregon State’s offense, retiring six of the first seven batters he faced. He provided stability for the Toreros on the hill and finished the final 4 1/3 innings.
The Toreros did most of their damage in the top of the sixth inning, rallying for four runs on a pair of hits. Daniel Gardner produced a sacrifice fly, while Jeff Houghtby added an RBI-single to help ignite the rally.

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Gophers pound UCLA, advance to NCAA baseball super regional
By BRIAN MURPHY | brianmurphy@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press
PUBLISHED: June 3, 2018 at 10:40 pm 

Gophers baseball coach John Anderson was in tears moments before the biggest game of his 37-year tenure at Minnesota because his biggest fan was going to miss it.
Erin Anderson works for a Twin Cities medical device company and had to travel to Baltimore Sunday for a work commitment. She called her father to break the news as the Gophers were preparing to play the UCLA Bruins with a berth in the program’s first NCAA Super Regional at stake.
“She called me on way to the airport in tears,” said Anderson, his own voice cracking with emotion. “After that, I promised her we would win the game so she could go to the next round with us.”
Anderson had never guaranteed a win in his career, but these are heady times for the Gophers, who earned another milestone for their storied program.
Minnesota hammered the Bruins 13-8 before a record crowd of 2,425 at Siebert Field to advance to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament — with a chance to qualify for the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
This is the furthest Minnesota has advanced in the NCAA tournament since 1977, when former All-American shortstop Paul Molitor led the Gophers to their last College World Series. The Gophers will face Oregon State, the No. 2 team in the country behind Florida and No. 3 seed in the tournament, in a best-of-three series in Corvallis, Ore. “It means everything to this program,” said All-American shortstop Terrin Vavra, who was named outstanding player of the 2018 Minneapolis Regional. “We’re really excited to be a part of, something we knew we were capable of.”
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