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AIR Sr. at USD - April 27, 2015
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Earth Day:

Earth Day: scientists say 75% of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in ground

Leading scientists and economists release statement to mark Earth Day in which they urge leaders to keep to commitments to avoid dangerous global warming
Three-quarters of known fossil fuel reserves must be kept in the ground if humanity is to avoid the worst effects of climate change, a group of leading scientists and economists have said in a statement timed to coincide with Earth Day.
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Indian Country:

Reflections on Earth Day
Bob Gough - 4/22/15

Since the first Native Peoples/Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop 15 years ago, the perils of an accelerating disruption in our Mother Earth's natural systems have risen from climate model predictions to observable weather extremes, breaking records and the bringing devastation. Since 2000, the world governments and the global industrial complex have taken little to no serious concerted action to mitigate the causes of greenhouse gas accumulations in the warming atmosphere and acidifying ocean environments.
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Hitting Pot Jackpot? Tribe Starts Medical Marijuana Cultivation
Lynn Armitage - 4/21/15

Another California tribe has announced its venture into the medical marijuana business. The Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians in Thermal, about 32 miles southeast of Palm Springs, recently entered into a partnership with Red Crow, a Native-owned cannabis company that designs, builds, manages and finances marijuana growing facilities for medical purposes.
“We are an impoverished tribe with a small casino that is barely keeping its head above water. We don’t have the cash flow like other tribes that have found success,” Mary Belardo, executive assistant to the tribal chairwoman, explained the reason for striking the deal. “The whole concept has potential to be an economic boom for the tribe, if done properly.”
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Editorial: Wyoming tribes battle drug influence on reservation

Wyoming newspaper Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, to continue efforts to address drug problems on the Wind River Reservation:
Last month, Sen. John Barrasso, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, visited the Wind River Indian Reservation to learn about how drugs are harming Native American communities.
He heard from people in the law enforcement, health care and political sectors. Unfortunately, Barrasso, Wyoming’s junior senator, was the only member of Congress present. That’s disappointing.
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Colonialism as Trickster
Duane Champagne - 4/20/15

Indigenous Peoples don’t see the world as a state of bliss or happiness, but rather as a tense set of reciprocal relations that may be beneficial, but also can be harmful. Indigenous Peoples are not looking for heaven on earth, but rather well-being within a complex set of social, cosmic, spiritual and power relations.
Trickster figures often characterize the world as an uncertain place, especially when one tries to break cosmic, spiritual or social rules. When one breaks the rules, there is retaliation from offended power beings, human or otherwise. Colonization as a totalistic entity can be seen as a trickster. It promises a better future, a better world, and yet also requires Indigenous Peoples to break their own rules, forget their values, and worldviews.
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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 Baseball


Toreros Fall to Dons, 6-4
USD falls into a tie for second place in the WCC with the loss.
April 19, 2015

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team dropped a tough 6-4 decision to the University of San Francisco Sunday afternoon in a West Coast Conference game at Fowler Park.
With the loss, the Toreros fall to 22-16 overall, move to 12-6 in the WCC and are now in a second place tie with Pepperdine, just two games back of USF. With the win, the Dons improve to 22-19 overall and 14-4 in the WCC, and remain in sole possession of first place in the WCC.
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UCLA Baseball:

Two-Run Eighth Leads UCLA to Comeback Win, 2-1, over Cal

LOS ANGELES – Ty Moore and Chris Keck delivered a pair of RBI-singles in the bottom of the eighth to lead UCLA to a, 2-1, series clinching victory over the Cal Golden Bears on Saturday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins claimed the series, 2-1, and are now 9-0 in weekend sets this season.
Through 18 conference games, UCLA (14-4) is off to its best start since 1969 when the Bruins also went 14-4 through their first 18 conference games.
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