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Entering 21 years of Community Service

AIR Anounces our EOY Report
for 2013-2014 Acdemic Year

UPDATE (Posted 8-29-14): AIR EOY Report

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We had a great program and more importantly gained new friends

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News for Students - (Monday Morning):
Indian Country:
trail of tears

The Oklahoma State Incident: Reforming the Racism Cycle
Jennie Stockle - 9/1/14

Cherokee Nation citizens had a set plan for our Cherokee National Holiday weekend. Plans that would be later interrupted by somecollege students from Oklahoma State Universityholding up an offensive sign. This weekend commemorated the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears where an estimated one out of every four Cherokees perished on the forced death march from their homes in the "old country" to lands in Indian Territory. Many people wrongly consider the Trail of Tears as the end of all the taking from the Cherokee Nation. Instead, it was a horrific starting point. Later years would see forced land sales and grabs, our government going underground, and cultural stripping. As a nation we always are moving forward to restore so much of what has been taken and remember our ancestors legacy. One day we will be ancestors too. It is a real emotional connection to our nation.
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Traditional Hair

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair
Simon Moya-Smith - 8/28/14

On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.
“After we had enrolled him he was excited. He was ready to go. Everyday it was—the question, ‘Mom, [am I] going to school?’” his mother, April Wilson, told CBS-affiliate Channel 7.
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Artic Artifact

DNA study finds distinct population of Native people in Arctic area

Researchers say a distinct group of Native people lived in isolation in eastern Canada and northern Greenland for nearly 4,000 years.
DNA samples showed the so-called Paleo-Eskimos were not the ancestors of Inuit people who live in the same area today. The early population also did not mix with other Native groups or with Norse explorers who were known to have visited the region, according to the study that was published in today's issue of Science.
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Legal Victory; Thank you Devon for your part in this great victory!:

9th Circuit won't stop repatriation of Kumeyaay Nation ancestors

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged the repatriation of tribal ancestors to the Kumeyaay Nation in California.
The University of California declared the remains to be "Native American" but scientists sued to stop their return under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. A federal judge dismissed the case, saying it required the involvement of the 12 Kumeyaay tribes and the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee, a tribal entity.
By a 2-1 vote, the 9th Circuit agreed. NAGPRA doesn't waive tribal sovereign immunity so the Kumeyaay tribes and the repatriation committee can't be joined without consent, the decision stated.
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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 Soccer


USD men edge SDSU in overtime
By U-T San Diego10:32 P.M.AUG. 21, 2014

Michael Turner scored on a bending corner kick in overtime as the USD men’s soccer team defeated San Diego State 2-1 in a preseason exhibition before 899 at Torero Stadium.
The Toreros forced overtime on a goal by Julian Ringhof in the 90th minute.
The Aztecs took a 1-0 lead in the 56th minute when Donald Benamna headed in a pass from Casey Macias.

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UCLA Football:

Virginia football switches QBs, then gives No. 7 UCLA a scare before losing, 28-20

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A Virginia fumble was returned for a touchdown. Two interceptions were returned for other scores. A quarterback, anointed the starter for the entire offseason, was benched. His replacement nearly transformed from a holder to a hero. And that took place during three minutes late in the first half on Saturday.
The Cavaliers football fans who trekked to Scott Stadium for the team’s 2014 season opener vacillated between enraged and enthralled over the course of the afternoon, but they had reason to leave encouraged after their team put a scare into a trendy national title pick.
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