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Aouncing our AIR Native Youth Honorees
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AIR Programs Annual Banquet honoring our Students, Mentors and Community!

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We would like to congratulate our AIR Program Student Honorees for their excellence in Academics, Community and Cultural participation, and their Leadership.

Today we Announce our Honorees:

Cheyenne Faulkner (Lumbee)
Amaya Esparza (Apachee/Zapoteca/Mixteca)
Nagavohma Lomayesva (Hopi/Kumeyaay)

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Compassion and Heart:
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Devon Lomayesva

Alum Proud to Give Back to Native American Community
10/9/2019 9:10:15 AM

As a member of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, Devon L. Lomayesva ’99, Chief Judge of the Intertribal Court of Southern California, and a practicing Indian law attorney is passionate about giving back to her community.
“The Native American community still suffers from the effects of historical mistreatment,” says Lomayesva. “That is proven out in the high rates of substance abuse, suicide, drop-out rates, single parents, and high rates of juvenile delinquency and foster care placements.”
Lomayesva’s passion for giving back to her tribal community started when she became involved with Native American student groups as an undergraduate at Grossmont Jr. College and San Diego State University (SDSU), where she graduated with a BA in History. This passion was further enhanced at California Western, as Lomayesva explains, “I’ve always appreciated the fact that California Western encouraged clerkships and volunteering. Dean Linda Dews and former Director of Minority Affairs Carol Rogers were great advocates and always there to offer resources for the development of our student life and careers.”

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Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams
Monday, October 14, 2019
News from the Yakama Nation.

YAKAMA NATION AGENCY, YAKAMA RESERVATION – On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 14, 2019, the Yakama Nation and Lummi Nation hosted a press conference urging the removal of the lower Columbia River dams as part of a broader call for federal repudiation of the offensive doctrine of Christian discovery, which the United States uses to justify federal actions that impair the rights of Native Nations. The press conference took place this morning at Celilo Park near Celilo Village, Oregon.
“The false religious doctrine of Christian discovery was used by the United States to perpetuate crimes of genocide and forced displacement against Native Peoples. The Columbia River dams were built on this false legal foundation, and decimated the Yakama Nation’s fisheries, traditional foods, and cultural sites,” said Yakama Nation Tribal Council Chairman JoDe Goudy. “On behalf of the Yakama Nation and those things that cannot speak for themselves, I call on the United States to reject the doctrine of Christian discovery and immediately remove the Bonneville Dam, Dalles Dam, and John Day Dam.”
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UW College of Law Plans Events on Wind River Uranium Contamination, Herrera v. Wyoming
By University of Wyoming News
Tuesday, October 15, 201

The University of Wyoming College of Law is set to host two public events this month focusing on the timely American Indian topics of water contamination on the Wind River Indian Reservation and a Crow hunting rights case recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
“At the College of Law, we strive to serve our students and the state with relevant legal information that will help them understand current events,” says Professor Jason Robison. “This knowledge helps to create an educated population that can better engage with the legal system.”
On Tuesday, October 15, Itzchak Kornfeld, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver a presentation, titled “The Human Right to Water on the Wind River Indian Reservation.” He will discuss the legacy of contaminated groundwater left by the Susquehanna-Western uranium mill near Riverton, and ask whether Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho American citizens have a right to uncontaminated water. The panel takes place from 7-9 p.m. in Room 178 of the College of Law Building.

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CBD products are flying off the shelves — so why are banks so reluctant to offer financing?
“It’s not great for business to have all these stops and starts. It’s really hard to project what we’re going to do. We can’t estimate sales,” said one cannabis practitioner who sells CBD products online.
Oct. 17, 2019, 1:34 PM PDT
By Martha C. White

While a majority of states have legalized or decriminalized recreational marijuana use, and the 2018 Farm Bill gave legal status to growers and sellers of hemp, cannabis is still classified as a Schedule I drug at the federal level — which means most financial services providers won’t do business with marijuana-related ventures.
However, a California visit last week by Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., raised hopes among marijuana and CBD purveyors that access to mainstream financial services could be coming.

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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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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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Sinnett's 6 TDs, Defense Power 42-17 Win
Toreros win their nation-leading 32nd straight conference game
Game Recap: Football | October 19, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego defense forced four turnovers and held Valparaiso to less than 250 yards while redshirt senior Reid Sinnett was responsible for six touchdowns to lead the Toreros to a 42-17 win at Torero Stadium on Saturday.
 The Toreros (4-2, 3-0 PFL) won their 32nd consecutive conference game and 36th straight conference home contest – both the longest active streaks in Division I – with the help of an overwhelming first-half defensive effort. While holding an opponent to less than 250 yards for the second time in the last three weeks, the Torero defense surrendered just 55 yards in the first half, including two yards on the ground, and allowed two first downs. Valparaiso (0-7, 0-3 PFL) finished with 249 total yards: 182 passing and 67 rushing.
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UCLA Football: Bruins get the best of Stanford on the Farm
by Jamaal Artis2 days ago

he UCLA Football team headed into Thursday with only one win on the season and left with a definitive, confidence-boosting, road win.
The UCLA Football Bruins came out of their bye week recharged and took out their frustrations on the Stanford Cardinal. By winning their second game of the season the Bruins also erased an 11-game losing streak to the Cardinal.
After many years of talented players and teams, the one that finally broke the losing streak against the Cardinal ended up being the 1-5 Bruins who are losing players in the transfer portal and have the Bruins’ faithful questioning coach Chip Kelly‘s competency.
Despite being the most unlikely Bruins team to end the losing streak, they played their most complete game of the season. Unlike their upset win of Washington State, this time the Bruins didn’t leave their defense in Westwood and they also helped lead the Bruins to a 34-16 win.
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