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Hopi Protest Another Katsina Auction in Paris
Story by AZPM Staff

A Paris auction house is planning another sale of what the Hopi consider sacred items June 1, leading the Arizona Native American tribe to demand the items' return.
The Hopi call them “katsina friends” and treat them as living beings or spirits. Seven katsina friends, or headdresses, currently appear on the EVE auction house website. The catalogue indicates the items are worth $3,000 to $13,000.
The tribe has said the headdresses should not have a commercial value and should not be hanging above someone’s mantel.
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There is no racism in Rapid City
What were you whining Indians thinking?
By James Davies

Queen Victoria was the most powerful person alive during most of the 19th Century, but her Victorian society was rife with racism, sexism, and social intolerance. Her long reign of absolute power had zero influence on rampant sexism. Women did not win the right to vote until she had been dead for 17 years.
Margaret Thatcher was prime minister in the 1980’s, but there is still sexism in British society. The Brits are used to a queen as head of state, even if the present queen is but a figurehead, but there willingness to assign political power to a female politician is a nostalgic expression of antiquated propriety, not evidence of burgeoning social enlightenment.
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The Police Are Killing One Group at a Staggering Rate, and Nobody Is Talking About It
By Zak Cheney-Rice February 05, 2015

The end of 2014 was a bloody time for Native Americans. 
Even as protesters rallied against the police killings of unarmed black people like Michael Brown and Eric Garner in December, Rapid City police fired five bullets into Allen Locke, a 30-year-old Lakota man living in South Dakota.
In a tragic bit of irony, it was later revealed that Locke had been at a demonstration against police killings of indigenous people just one day earlier. Yet while devastating for his family and community, Locke's death illustrates a much bigger problem: From 1999 to 2013, Native Americans were killed by law enforcement at nearly identical rates as black Americans, tying them for the most at-risk populations in this respect.
The difference is that almost no one is talking about them.
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Judge at center of ICWA lawsuit in South Dakota stripped of title
MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015

A South Dakota judge who is at the center of a landmark Indian Child Welfare Act lawsuit has been demoted.
Judge Jeff Davis was stripped of his title as presiding judge of the 7th Circuit last week. But he insists the move had nothing to do with the ICWA case, telling The Rapid City Journal that he was demoted as the result of a dispute with South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson, who issued the order.
"Ordinarily, I wouldn't have any comment, but the federal lawsuit involving children is too important to be dragged into this," Davis, who will remain on the bench, told the paper.
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How One U.S. President Became a Native Advocate
Duane Champagne - 5/24/15

Old tribal leaders will sometimes volunteer that the best time for Indian governments was during the Nixon administration. Richard M. Nixon, in his July 1970 address to Congress, asked Congress to honor Indian treaties, strengthen tribal governments, allow tribes to subcontract federal programs, and invite tribal communities to engage in decision making over their own futures. Nixon’s policy change toward tribal self-determination was a landmark initiative in Indian policy, and has characterized federal policy ever since.
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Rally Falls Short in 4-2 Loss to Waves
USD's season ends with a 33-22 overall record.

May 22, 2015

STOCKTON, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team's run in the West Coast Conference Tournament came to an end with a 4-2 loss to Pepperdine University Friday evening at Banner Island Ballpark.
With the loss, the Toreros fall to 33-22 overall, and are eliminated from the WCC. With the win, the Waves improve to 29-27 overall and will advance onto the championship game on Saturday against Loyola Marymount.
Pepperdine got on the scoreboard first, as they managed to score four runs in the bottom of the third inning. The Pepperdine runs came on back-to-back home runs, a three-run shot by Hutton Moyer and a solo home run by Chris Fornaci to give the Waves a 4-0 lead.
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NCAA baseball tournament bracket: UCLA, LSU top 2 seeds; UNC snubbed
Posted: Mon May. 25, 2015

The 64-team NCAA baseball tournament bracket was released on Monday, with a few mild surprises. UCLA got the No. 1 overall seed while LSU, the top-ranked team in the nation according to Baseball America, was No. 2. Both those teams were among the eight national seeds, joined by Louisville, Florida, Miami, Illinois, TCU and Missouri State. 
The Bruins won the 2013 national championship, the first baseball title in school history. LSU has won six national titles, the most recent of which came in 2009, but it was a different SEC team—Vanderbilt—that took home the championship last year. 
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