Archives For sports

1. Running Wild: 5 Native Track Teams of Champions

Courtsey of Rod Stanopiewicz
Jordan Lesansee of Albuquerque Academy.

2. DU’s Zach Miller Ready to Take on Notre Dame

AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via AP
In this March 7, 2015, photo, University of Denver’s Zach Miller,
right, takes on Notre Dame’s Garrett Epple during the Pioneers’
11-10 win in Denver. Miller, a Native American who grew up on
the Allegany Indian Reservation in western New York, has helped
to lead Denver to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament
against Ohio State Saturday in Denver.

3. How One U.S. President Became a Native Advocate

Associated Press
President Richard Nixon

4. Domination and Diversity: Galileo’s Lesson for Canada

5. In Response to War of the Words: ICWA Hearings Reignite Ancient Battle Over Indian Children

6. How Far Can a Dandelion Seed Fly? Ask a Native American

7. SMH @Adam Sandler #Wake Up and Smell the Refreshing Aroma of Equality!

8. Oglala Sioux Water Supply Director Honored with John W. Keys III Award

Courtesy Bureau of Reclamation
Focused on high quality drinking water, Frank Means receives the
John W. Keys III Award. Pictured, from left, are: David Rosenkrance
)Bureau of Reclamation Dakotas Area Office Manager, John Yellowbird
Steele (President Oglala Sioux Tribe), Means (Director of the Oglala
Sioux Rural Water Supply System), Bud Stiles (Bureau of Reclamation retired).

9. Trafficking in Native Communities

A review of community impact data taken from four formal studies
demonstrates the disproportionate impact the commercial sex trade
has on indigenous communities in both the United States and Canada.

10. Four States Sue U.S. Interior Over ‘Too Strict’ Fracking Regulations

A fracking well.
Grand Council 1898 Haudenosaunee Confederacy
Six Nations Confederacy Council at Grand River 1898.
NAJA 2014 Student Project
NAJA is crowdfunding to encourage student journalists to cover the 2016
presidential race.

1. 100-Year-Old Baskets Stolen From Health Services Building

Photos provided by UIHS
The traditional baskets stolen from UIHS Potawot Health Village in Arcata, CA.

2. Attention Muppet Lovers: The Jim Henson Company Wants Native Puppeteers!

AP Images
Jim Henson, creator of the Muppet Show, poses in September 1977 with some of the
characters he personally operates. In the back row are, left to right, Dr. Teeth and the
Swedish Chef. In the front row are, left to right, Rowlf the Dog, Kermit the Frog and
Mr. Waldorf. (AP Photo)

3. Driving While Indian: A Refresher Course

4. USET’s Semi-Annual Meeting Begins; Honors Two Veterans

Courtesy United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
From left: Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot tribal council chairman; Randy Noka,
Narragansett Indian Tribe council member; and USET vice president, and USET
President Brian Patterson

5. Miller Helps Denver Advance to NCAA Lax Semis; Lyle Thompson Makes History in Final Game

University of Denver
Zach Miller is an attackman for the University of Denver Pioneers.

6. Democratic congresswoman apologizes for ethnically loaded gesture

7. Native American student told not to display eagle feather at graduation

8. Rep. Caught On Video Making Racist ‘Native American’ Whooping Noise




Tom Brady suspended; Patriots fined, lose draft picks over Deflategate controversy

Tom Brady & Robert Kraft

Report: Brady ‘at least generally aware’ of deflated game balls

Tom Brady

Text messages indicate Brady aware of deflating of footballs, NFL finds

by Felina Silver Robinson

I just listened to the new James Taylor song ‘Angels of Fenway’. Some say that it will make you hate the Red Sox. I’m not sure that those “hating” the song have actually really listed to the song. The story I heard was of a boy who would go to baseball games with his family. He eagerly anticipated each train stop. Anxiously awaiting the last moment of his arrival to Fenway park. James sang about the Red Sox struggles to finally beat the Yankees. Finally, one day in 2004 the ‘Angels of Fenway’ helped the Red Sox beat the Yankees in the World Championship Game.

Eric Levenson of the Boston Globe picked apart James Taylor’s song with such negative connotations.  There is no reason for James not to have mentioned the last time that the Red Sox won the championship (1918). Speaking to the Red Sox were down in the series by three games was just factual. They were indeed “hanging on like a dog with a bone”. The Red Sox had been so close so many times before and being able to see them fight as hard as they did and finally come away with the win, had to be an amazing moment for anyone to witness. James is a diehard Red Sox fan who through the years has done as much as he could do to show his love and appreciation for the team. He proudly speaks of his ability to have sung the National Anthem on two separate occasions. Better than that, he’s held two concerts at Fenway with a third on the books in August.

I have to say that my favorite note in the song ‘Angels of Fenway’ is “riding on the Green Line”. It was nice to be able visualize James (or anyone) sitting on the green line anxiously waiting to arrive at Fenway park. I remember many occasions returning home from working in town and people often accompanied by their children were singing about the Red Sox as they counted each stop until arriving at Fenway. Relieved when it was finally their turn to leave the train.

I’m sure you know by now that I’m just a true James Taylor fan. In my life, I’ve attended one concert and it was a James Taylor concert. I can actually remember everything about it. Including that there was standing room only.  I had taken my dad who had only really attended symphony’s and the like.  My youngest sister also accompanied us. It was a real hot day, but no one cared because we had James Taylor and his music.

One thing is certain. When James likes something, you’ll know it because he’ll sing about it.  It may that day, but it will be someday, someday down the road he will indeed sing about it. Maybe you will like it and maybe you won’t. But don’t judge it unless you can really understand it.

Boston Marathon Kiss: Mystery man’s wife comes forward with letter to runner

Boston Marathon runner seeks mystery man after kiss