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The American Indian Recruitment Program
Entering 21 years of Community Service

AIR Sr. Starting Today, Sept 29 @ USD
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AIR Leaders Starting Oct. 8

AIR Programs Announces our Annual Banquet
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We thank all those who contributed to our Summer Program!
We had a great program and more importantly gained new friends

AIR Summer 14 Group

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News for Students - (Monday Morning):
Happy Coffee Day:

National Coffee Day FREEBIES today!
Posted 6:24 a.m. today

Monday is National Coffee Day and there are a number of freebies and deals to be had if you enjoy a cup of joe!
Caribou Coffee: Free samples of their newly released Amy's Blend coffee on Monday, 9/29.  Plus, ten percent of Amy's Blend purchases through October 31 will be donated to the CancerCares organization.
Dunkin Donuts: FREE medium cup of Dark Roast coffee on 9/29!  Limit one per person. Starting September 30 through October 5, customers can purchase a medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee for the special price of 99 cents. See more information on their website.
Kangaroo Express: Score a hot, fresh cup of Bean Street Coffee for just one-cent at any Kangaroo Express location between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29!
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Indian Country:

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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Rival tribes raise $4M to block North Fork Rancheria casino bid

Rival tribes have raised more than $4 million to prevent the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians from opening an off-reservation casino in California.
The Table Mountain Rancheria has contributed $2 million to the Proposition 48campaign, according to BallotPedia. The Table Mountain Casino is about 31 miles from the North Fork site.
Investors and bondholders in the casino owned by the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians have contributed another $1.9 million and the Chukchansi Economic Development Authority has contributed $25,000, according to BallotPedia. TheChukchansi Gold Resort & Casino is about 38 miles from the North Fork site.
The United Auburn Indian Community donated $100,000. The Thunder Valley Casino Resort is more than 170 miles away from the North Fork site.
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Miami Dolphins Stadium Built on Top of Native American Remains
ICTMN Staff - 9/24/14

In 1985, theAssociated Pressreported that the Miami Dolphins were building a stadium on top of ancient remains that allegedly belonged to deceased members of the Tequesta Indian tribe. The team’s Vice President Don Poss told theAPthat construction over the remains was “definitely not a deal breaker,” and they proceeded to dig them up.
In 1987, Sun Life Stadium cost $90 million to build, according to the wire service. And the football team still plays its games at Sun Life stadium today.
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for your tremendous support of our Native
Students and their success through education.


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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