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San Diego

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Univeristy of California, Los Angeles

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Tribal Learning Communities & Educational Exchange, UCLA

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The American Indian Recruitment Program
Providing 23 years of Community Service

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Indian Country:
Artifacts
 

Appeals court hears lawsuit over death in stolen artifact case
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by the family of a non-Indian man who was accused of stealing tribal artifacts.
James Redd, 59, was never brought to justice for allegedly stealing what the Associated Press described as an "effigy bird pendant." He committed suicide a day after federal agents arrested him and raided his home in Blanding, Utah, on June 10, 2009.
Redd's estate subsequently sued an agent from the Bureau of Land Management, alleging excessive force during the raid. His survivors said the incident caused his death.
A federal judge disagreed and sided with the BLM agent last December, according to documents posted on Turtle Talk.
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Palm Springs
 

'It was beautiful for the white people:' 1960s still cast a shadow of distrust over Palm Springs
THOUSANDS OF WORKING-CLASS PEOPLE, MOSTLY BLACK AND LATINO, WERE FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES NEAR DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS IN THE 1950S AND 1960S. MANY OF THOSE FAMILIES NOW LIVE ON THE EDGE OF THE CITY IN A COMMUNITY THEY BUILT BY HAND.
Denise Goolsby and Rosalie Murphy, The Desert Sun

The most valuable square of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians’ checkerboard-shaped reservation is Section 14, a one-mile stretch of desert just east of downtown Palm Springs. It’s home to the tribe’s namesake hot spring, which is central to the tribe's traditional life and attracted the desert’s first wellness resorts in the 1880s. Today, the land holds a sprawling casino, hotels, condos and the Palm Springs Convention Center.
But for two decades in the middle of the 20th century, Section 14 is where Palm Springs’ simmering racial tensions boiled over. Archaic land leasing laws kept the Agua Caliente from developing their land until the late 1950s.
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Hawaii
 

Federal government set to announce Native Hawaiians can form sovereign government
Friday, September 23rd 2016, 12:00 am PDTFriday, September 23rd 2016, 2:15 am PDT
By Ben Gutierrez, Reporter / Weather Anchor

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The federal government is set to announce that Native Hawaiians are eligible for form a sovereign government that would have the same rights as Native American tribes.
The U.S. Department of the Interior is scheduled to make the formal announcement in Washington at 4 a.m. Friday, Hawaii time.
The proposed rule would make Native Hawaiians eligible for federal recognition. The department alerted stakeholders about the new rule, but also asked them not to comment until after the announcement.
Opponents, however, wasted no time in blasting the rule.
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Artifacts
 

‘Grolier Codex’ Is Real
Steve Russell - 9/22/16

A new study claims to have validated a fourth Mayan codex that escaped the Spanish efforts to destroy all evidence of written language in the Americas. The purposeful destruction of the evidence happened very early in the colonization process, so within a few generations Indian writing was commonly thought not to exist because the colonists all “knew” that the primitive inhabitants of the Americas could not possibly have used written language.
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Fake Courts for Real Learning with Morongo Tribe
ICTMN Staff - 12/23/15

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in the moot court competition held at the Morongo Tribal Administrative Center on December 5.
American Indian students from Southern and Central California participated in UCLA Law School’s competition, during which they learned about the legal system and earned college credits.
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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 Football

USD
 

Toreros Fall at Cal Poly 38-16
Ross Dwelley hauled in nine passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns

SAN LUIS OBIPSO, Calif. -- The USD football team (1-1) fell at Cal Poly 38-16 Saturday for their first loss of the season. The Mustangs (1-1), a scholarship program and member of the Big Sky Conference, outgained the Toreros 484-252, with 354 of their yards coming on the ground.
Quarterback Anthony Lawrence went 15-for-24 for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His top target was tight endRoss Dwelley, who hauled in nine passes and both touchdowns; 97 of Lawrence's 127 yards went to Dwelley. Senior running back Jonah Hodges had another productive game, gaining 93 yards on just 12 carries (7.8 ypc).
Safety Colton Giorgi led the Torero defense with 16 total tackles, a sack, and a pass breakup. Linebackers Alec Moreno (12 tackles) and Max Michaels(10 tackles) also racked up double-digit tackles.
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UCLA Football:
UCLA
 

BYU football: Cougars struggle offensively, fall 17-14 to UCLA
By JAY DREW | The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Sep 17 2016 07:12PM    

Provo • New BYU football coach Kalani Sitake's home debut was eerily similar to former coach Bronco Mendenhall's — acceptable defense, for the most part, and abysmal offense.
Punchless offensively until late in the third quarter, the Cougars fell 17-14 to UCLA on Saturday night in front of 62,904 fans at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
"To hold them to 17 points, that should be good enough to win," Sitake said.
BYU lost 20-3 to Boston College in Mendenhall's first home game in 2005.
Highly touted UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen outplayed BYU senior Taysom Hill, completing 26 of 40 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns.

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