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Parents Want Those Responsible For Racist Behavior At Hockey Game Held Accountable
January 28, 2015, 10:05 PM by Kevin Woster 

RAPID CITY, SD - More than 100 Native Americans met Wednesday with Rapid City official to discuss what Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris called racist and criminal behavior toward Native American children at a recent hockey game.
The children were at the Rapid City Rush game at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Saturday night because of achievement at school. But in the third period, according to a chaperone from the school and other witnesses, they were doused with beer and subjected to racial slurs from at least one and possibly more white adults in a suite above them.
Mayor Sam Kooiker condemned the actions of what he called a few people with racist feelings. Kooiker said he had enough details already to determine the actions of the few were horrid.
"You know, the situation has been corroborated in many ways," Kooiker said. "We don't know everything about what happened, but what we do know is that it's a very serious situation and the victims in this case were children, which makes it even worse. And it happened at a hockey game, which makes it even worse. It should have been a setting where families and friends are enjoying the game.
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Publisher's Note
By Ted S. McGregor Jr.

Sometime in the 19th century, on the soggy, green coast of Vancouver Island, an artist sat down with some fresh cedar. She (or he, nobody really knows) crafted a beautiful mask to be used in the potlatch — the traditional dance festival of the Kwakawaka'wakw people. Our native artist had no idea, but that piece would go on to inspire millions.
Fast forward to 1975, when Seattle was awarded a new NFL franchise and team leaders needed a mascot. Fans offered up ideas, including the Silver Sasquatches, the Clam Diggers, the Kelpers, the Sawdust Eaters — even the Green State Geoducks. They went with "Seahawks."
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American Indians oppose glorification of Andrew Jackson
january 26 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On Jan. 17, Native Americans held a second demonstration here oppposing the campaign of local historians and a newly founded organization to raise the infamous Indian killer, Andrew Jackson to the status of a "great president." The demonstration was held at the Hermitage, the historic home of Jackson, which is considered a tourist attraction by mainstream society. 
The seventh president of the United States, Jackson is reviled by American Indians across the country. The demonstrations have been  prompted by efforts of the newly-formed Andrew Jackson Foundation (AJF) and local historians lauding him as the " most important American president," the " founder of American democracy" the "People's President," and "the most famous citizen Nashville ever produced." Their actions are part of a commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Jackson's victory at the battle of New Orleans over the British.  
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Lummi Nation attempts to stop nation’s largest coal export terminal
By Talli Nauman - Native Sun News
Health & Environment Editor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. –– The Lummi Nation on Jan. 5 asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a building permit for what otherwise would become North America’s largest coal export terminal, designed to ship abroad the product extracted in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.
Arguing that the project slated for Cherry Point (Xwe’chi’eXen) would negatively affect treaty rights, causing irreparable damage to important crab and salmon fisheries, Lummi Chairman Tim Ballew II sent a letter to Col. John Buck of the Seattle District of the Corps.
“The Lummi people have harvested fish at this location for thousands of years,” Ballew said. “We have a sacred obligation to protect this location for its cultural and spiritual significance.”
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Toreros hold off Santa Clara 69-64
Vasa Pusica scores a season-best 16 points
Jan. 29, 2015
(San Diego, Calif.) - The USD Toreros held off a late rally by the Santa Clara Broncos to earn a hard-fought 69-64 victory before 2,369 fans at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Freshman guardVasa Pusica came off the bench to score a season-high 16 points and the Torero bench combined to outscore the Broncos bench 39-6.
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Powell Scores 23 Points to Lead UCLA Past No. 11 Utah, 69-59
Release: Thursday 01/29/2015

LOS ANGELES - Norman Powell scored 23 points to help UCLA earn a 69-59 victory over No. 11 Utah in a Pac-12 game in Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night.
The Bruins’ senior guard made 9 of 16 shots as UCLA (12-9, 4-4 Pac-12) registered its first win over a top-25 ranked opponent this season.
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