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SDSU basketball lands biggie: Josh Davis
By Mark Zeigler - 11:13 A.M.MAY 15, 2013
When his assistants first mentioned that a promising fifth-year forward might be a transfer target from Tulane, a team San Diego State has never played in men’s basketball, Coach Steve Fisher didn’t have to pop a DVD into his laptop to see who they were talking about.
Tulane had played at USD the week before the Aztecs hosted their cross-town rival in December, and that was one of the game tapes Fisher watched to scout the Toreros. He saw a 6-foot-8 forward who looks a lot like Kawhi Leonard play a lot like him – finishing with 19 points and eight rebounds in 36 minutes, stamping the game with his relentless energy and athleticism.
“Is that the guy?” Fisher asked excitedly.
That was the guy. And now he’s their guy. Read more >
The American Indian Recruitment Program 20 Years of Community Service
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on receiving SDSU Monty Award
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Top 5 Ways Senators Used Indian Affairs Hearing to Push Their Pet Projects Rob Capriccioso
May 17, 2013
Even a person only casually acquainted with Native Americans who viewed the May 15 hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in which U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell appeared for the first time could quickly comprehend that there are aplethoraof issues for her to deal with on the tribal front.
Which is a big reason why some Indian affairs experts are questioning why some senators chose to push some issues tangentially related to Indian affairs—and some not related at all. "It's disappointing that senators currently serving on the committee are neglecting their fiduciary obligations to the Indian tribe, and instead advancing their pet projects that are beyond the scope of the committee's responsibilities,” said Derek Bailey, former chair of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. “It saddens me that some U.S. senators fail to comprehend this country's solemn obligations to the Anishinaabek [Native Americans].” Read more >
Juvenile Inmates Found to Be at No Greater Risk for Prison Rape
Published: May 16, 2013
Youth advocates have long argued that juveniles incarcerated in adult prisons and jails are at heightened risk for rape and other forms of sexual abuse because of their age. But a government survey released on Thursday found that juveniles did not report significantly more sexual victimization than adult inmates.
The survey, which also examined sexual victimization among adult inmates, offers the first national estimates of the prevalence of sexual abuse among juveniles housed in adult facilities. The report’s lead author said he believed the findings “are far more reliable and representative of the experiences of such youth nationwide than the anecdotal data from the past.” Read more >
United States: Native American Adoption Decision Pending From U.S. Supreme Court
14 May 2013
In this most recent U.S. Supreme Court term, the Court has heard two cases involving the domestic relations of a state. In addition to the arguments on same sex marriage, on April 16th, the Court also heard argument on the adoption of a three-year girl. The law at issue is the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The Act, passed in the 1970's gives Indian tribes exclusive jurisdiction over any child custody proceeding involving a Native American child who resided or was domiciled on Native American land. The Act was passed to address the removal of Native American children by public and private adoption agencies and it places priority on allowing the child to grow up in the traditions of their culture by allowing the tribe and the child's relatives a say in the placement of the child. What is unusual about this Act compared to most state's custody laws is that is significantly broadens the class of individuals that have standing to raise issues about the adoption. Most states limit standing to the biological parents and, under some laws, the grandparents of the child. Read more >
Negotiating the Perilous Space Between Indian Tribes and Universities Tanya Lee - May 14, 2013
The complex relationship between American Indian tribes and mainstream universities was the focus of a May 9 Nation Building Symposium sponsored by the Harvard University Native American Program in partnership with the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Honoring Nations Program. Harvard University and Dartmouth Collegewere established explicitly for the education of Native American and English young men. Dartmouth’s 1769 charter from King George III specified that the college would be created “for the education and instruction of Youth of the Indian Tribes in this Land ... and also of English Youth and any others.”
Darmouth’s N. Bruce Duthu, professor of Native American Studies and chair of the college’s Native American Studies Program, told the gathering that after 200 years of more or less forgetting its mission, in the 1970s Dartmouth got serious about recruiting American Indian students. This year, he said, the college has its highest percent of Native students ever. Read more >
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ANAis 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"
Now batting leadoff ... Kris Bryant?
By Don Norcross3:51 P.M.MAY 3, 2013
With the potential No. 1 pick in June’s amateur baseball draft being pitched around like Barry Bonds in his homer-happy steroid cream days, USD coach Rich Hill opted for a dramatic adjustment.
On April 13, Hill moved Kris Bryant, the nation’s leading Division I home run hitter, from the No. 3 spot to leadoff.
The reasoning was obvious. Teams were pitching around the Toreros’ third baseman, walking Bryant 24 percent of his plate appearances.
“We know at least one time per game you’re going to have to pitch to him,” said Hill. “His on-base percentage is off the charts (.507 going into Friday’s game at Saint Mary’s). His slugging percentage is astronomical (.844). Read more >