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Indian Country:

McKinley Out, Denali In: Highest Peak in North America Renamed

For more than a century, the tallest mountain on the continent was named after the 25th U.S. president, William McKinley.
Now, in honor of Alaska's indigenous Athabascan people, who had always called it "Denali," President Barack Obama is changing it back, the White House said in a release Sunday.
"This designation recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives," the release said.
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How Hillary Clinton's Campaign Is Making Its Play for Native American Support
The campaign’s “no-stone-unturned” philosophy recently took a team of organizers to a Native American reservation.

August 27, 2015 SCHURZ, Nev.—The three organizers from the Clinton campaign had traveled all the way to this small town nestled between jagged mountains and broad plains in ultra-rural Mineral County, more than 350 miles from Las Vegas and 100 miles from Reno, to meet with five people on a Native American reservation.
With a small circle of folding chairs in the Walker River Paiute Reservation's Agai-Dicutta ("Trout Eaters" in the Paiute language) Community Center, the room was set up like any other organizing meeting: Handwritten posters hung on the wall, waiting to be filled in, featured prompts like "I support Hillary because…" and "These are the issues that are important to me.…" But there were two others that don't often appear in campaign organizing materials: "I know for a fact that the Indian vote can sway a statewide election." And: "I caucus/I vote because I know the power of the native vote."
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Bear Valley

Archaeologists study largest Native American massacre site in history
By Melanie Fenstermaker for The Herald Journal
Aug 29, 2015

When Col. Patrick Connor led a group of U.S. calverymen in a daytime attack on the Shoshone in Idaho, at least 250 men, women and children were killed. The events of that bitter cold January morning in 1863 are referred to as the Bear River Massacre, and although it was the largest Native American massacre in U.S. history, few people know the story.
For years, the exact location of the massacre was lost — but now, more than 150 years later, archaeologists are searching for the site, hoping to better document the event and educate the public about its significance.
“This was the largest single killing of Native Americans, but kids out here don’t know about it,” said Ken Cannon, the president of USU Archaeological Services. “Hopes are there will be better knowledge and interpretation to let people know that this very important event happened here.”
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‘Real’ Indians, the Vanishing Native Myth, and the Blood Quantum Question
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

The following is an excerpt from a book project by Dina Gilio-Whitaker. The tentative title isThere Are No Real Indians Anymore and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans. The book is co-authored with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz; Beacon Press, scheduled for fall 2016.
Of all myths associated with American Indians no myth is as pervasive as the myth of the vanishing Indian. We are all familiar with many of the other myths that were invented over the last 500 years and thanks to the work of Native activists, writers, intellectuals, and their allies we have begun to dismantle some of them in meaningful ways.
Take for example the myth of Columbus as the discoverer of America. Campaigns over the last couple of decades in the United States have led to changes at the level of local and state governments to repudiate the veneration of Columbus as a hero and instead recognize indigenous peoples on October 12. Despite the fact that it is still a national holiday it seems entirely possible that the day will come when it will be no longer.
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USD Baseball


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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UCLA Baseball:

Ninth Inning Rally Falls Just Short as UCLA Loses to Maryland, 2-1
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release: Tuesday 06/02/2015

LOS ANGELES – The Bruins rallied to put runners on the corners in the ninth, but couldn’t produce the tying run, inevitably falling to Maryland, 2-1, on Monday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The loss ends the season for UCLA and advances Maryland to the Super Regional.
The Bruins’ offense was stifled all night, totaling just three hits in the loss. Kort Peterson (2-for-4, RBI) recorded two of those hits, with Ty Moore (1-for-3, R) delivering the other.
UCLA got a great effort from the pitching staff, holding Maryland to two runs, but the performance fell just short.
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