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News for Students - (Monday Morning):
Indian Country:

Forced Sterilizations of Native Women and Republican Attempts to Shut Down Planned Parenthood: History Repeating Itself
Gyasi Ross - 10/3/15

77% of Anti-Abortion Leaders are Men - 100% of Them Will Never Be Pregnant...
The Republican Party’s latest effort to defund Planned Parenthood is yet another example of how white men play games with Native women’s human rights. The effort picks on Native women in a way that is unique, ugly and arguably racist.  
Let me explain. 
The Republican Party’s efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood—led primarily by old ass white men—are no doubt deeply rooted in patriarchy and probably misogyny as well.  But there’s a racial tinge to this whole affair as well—the Republican effort to shut down Planned Parenthood speaks profoundly about its relationship with Native women as well.
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Pueblo Revolt

The First American Revolution: The Pueblo Revolt
“We don’t have a word for hero. But you can say a hero is someone who upholds your community’s values, and it takes courage because sometimes it’s a different thing, but you must have perseverance. In our way, it is important to us what our people think of you, so when you do something that is different and you do it because it was the right thing to do for your people, it takes great courage because people may misunderstand you.”
– Wanda Dozier, Santa Clara tribal librarian and historian
Alex Jacobs - 10/3/15

The Pueblo Revolt is a complicated narrative. However this narrative, though it is complex, came up in a protest by a group of Native people on the Santa Fe Plaza on Friday, September 11. Thepeaceful demonstrationwas held by over a dozen people holding signs during the Entrada, the annual re-enactment of conquistador Don Diego de Vargas and his cuadrilla arriving on horseback to negotiate the resettlement of Santa Fe and, essentially, the surrender of the Pueblo people.
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Politics Daily

Chukchansi tribe holds election

The embattled Chukchansi tribe held an election Saturday for a new tribal council, but some families said they were excluded from voting.
Kelly Graef said that she, her son and her daughter were turned away – ballots in hand – when they attempted to vote at polls, which were set up at the Chukchansi Inc. offices at 8080 N. Palm Ave. in northwest Fresno. Her uncle and his two children shared the same fate earlier that morning.
Graef said that Mark Thompson, the election administrator, informed them they had been removed from the latest tribal roster.
Thompson allegedly told her that he had been given a new roster by the tribal administrator for the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, and the Graefs were not on it.
“As far as I know, we were on the roster as recently as early last week,” Graef said.
Thompson could not be reached for comment. Officials at the polling place refused to answer questions.
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USD Football


Toreros Hold on for 30-27 Win Over Marist
USD moves to 3-1 on the season, and 2-0 in the PFL with the win.

Oct. 3, 2015

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Anthony Lawrencepassed for 207 yards, and the Torero defense forced two key interceptions, to lead the University of San Diego football team past Marist College, 30-27, in a Pioneer Football League game Saturday afternoon at Torero Stadium.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 3-1 overall, while remaining perfect in the PFL at 2-0. The win also extended USD's PFL home winning streak to 20. With the loss, the Red Foxes fall to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the PFL.
USD overcame a 13-point deficit against Marist, turning to Lawrence and the Torero defense, who, had a game-changing interception, that was returned for a touchdown, to completely change the momentum of the game.
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UCLA Football:

Three and Out: Pretender UCLA badly exposed in home loss to Arizona State

PASADENA, Calif. — Arizona State throttled UCLA 38–23 on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. Here are three thoughts on the upset:
1. UCLA produced a dud and got exposed as a pretender
Pick an apathetic adjective for UCLA—flat, listless or disinterested. The Bruins lived down to all of them against Arizona State. The Rose Bowl had less energy than the Pasadena Knitting Club, as UCLA managed nine drives that didn’t last more than three plays.
The No. 7 Bruins entered the day in the national title conversation, the highest ranked team in the Pac-12 and the favorite to win the Pac-12 South. They ended it exposed as a pretender. The final score doesn’t indicate just how hapless UCLA was for most of the day, as it somehow managed to hand Arizona State four points on two safeties.
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