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Austin Daily Texan (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Austin, TexasIn Alliance with the Al Obama Coushatta and the Ysleta Del sur Pueblo tribes state reps. Senfronia Thomp son a Houston and James White a Woodville authored a Resolution in March that would authorize gambling on All native american lands. If passed House joint Resolution 129 would Lead to a november ballot measure proposing a state constitutional amendment allowing gambling on tribal lands. Ronnie Thomas vice chairman of the Alabama Coushatta tribe said he is optimistic that texans will pass the amendment. Out of state gaming organizations have shown opposition but if the legislation passes and the Issue goes on the ballot there is a High Chance that voters will approve the measure Thomas said. In 2001, the Alabama Coushatta tribe opened a Casino on its reservation in Livingston. However after nine months of earning approximately $1 million in monthly Revenue a Federal court ordered that the Casino be shut Down. Currently the Kickapoo tribe runs the Only functioning Casino in the state in Eagle pass. It anthropology professor Shannon Speed said gaming rights for Texas native Amer ican tribes vary according to the method the tribes used to retain Federal recognition. The Kickapoo tribe in Texas managed to gain their recognition in 1983 by applying for it through the Bureau of Indian affairs Speed said. The Alabama Coushatta gained recognition through a congressional act which stated that the tribe could not engage in any the it native american and indigenous collective held its sixth Spring powwow at the East mall on saturday. Powwows Are native american Community gatherings that often involve sing ing and dancing and the it powwow usually serves As a showcase of various types of native american traditions such As religious and competitive dancing. The five hour event was open to All members of the Community and aimed to expose others to indigenous traditions. The entire event is a huge appreciation and when menus athletic director Steve Patterson was looking for a new head basketball coach he said he Felt Shaka smart was the Only Man for the Job. We said who do we really want a Patterson said. Some body a hons a great dedicated coach somebody who plays an exciting style of basketball and is really interested in develop ing the entire group of student athletes both on the court and off the court somebody who is consistent in operating in an ethical fashion somebody that we really wanted to bring to the University of Texas. We thought of Shaka smart. On thursday smart the Only candidate interviewed for the Job agreed to join Texas basketball program. He re places former head coach Rick Barnes who was asked to leave it earlier after a 17-year ten ure last week. A study conducted by a it professor and a it Alum Nus found deaf children with autism tend to avoid using pronouns mirroring similar habits observed in their hear ing counterparts. The major result was find ing that deaf children with autism tended to refer to themselves with a name sign rather than a sign pronoun said Aaron shield a Boston University psychology professor who received his . In linguistics at it. It linguistics professor Richard Meier and Boston University psychology professor Helen Tager Flusberg a co authored the study. A name sign is unique to a deaf individual and is usually Given by a deaf Childs parents whereas pronoun signs re quire deaf individuals to Point to themselves or other people with their Index fingers according to shield. Autistic childrens reluctance to use pronouns was previously believed to be a result of the arbitrary nature of pronouns in the English language shield said. We speculate that some thing bigger and More Basic perhaps the Way that people with autism experience the self could be at work Here shield said. The fact that deaf children with autism also avoid pro nouns challenges the Previ Ous perception shield said. After terrorist group Al Shababb killed at least 147 people most of whom were students in Marissa Kenya the it International office quickly ensured that there were no students or it faculty in the Region during the attack. Although there Are currently no it affiliated study abroad programs in Kenya the University yes International office has different protocols for a variety of risk situations for students studying abroad according to Fiona Mazurenko Public affairs specialist at the International office. When we heard of the news going on in Kenya there was immediately checking of databases and everything to make sure we did not have anybody on the ground Mazurenko said. The it International of fice is Well prepared to Deal with emergency situations Mazurenko said. If there was somebody there we would work with our partners on the ground to find the student we would reach out to them directly Mazu Reno said. We would reach out to the emergency contacts to locate them and make sure that they were Safe and had a plan in Case they needed one. It has evacuated students from their study abroad pro Grams in the past. The University evacuated students in certain areas of the Middle East during the Arab Spring As Well As students in Japan after the 2011 tsunami that left More than 15,000 dead according to Gabriela Rios International risk outreach coordinator at the International office. Last year administrators for russian express a Lan Guage and culture pro Gram cancelled the part of the program that nor Mally takes place in Kiev Ukraine after political unrest erupted in the country. The program took students to Irkutsk Russia located in Siberia instead. In december there was name 3626/house ads Width 60p0 depth 2 in color process color 3626/house ads and number 3626 1 monday april 6, 2015@thedailytexan serving the University of Texas at Austin Community since 1900 sports Page 4 comics Page 5 life arts Page 6 state research Bill Calls to lift gambling restrictions autism study explores deaf and hearing pronoun use by Zainab Calcuttawala @zainabroo94 by Vinesh Kovelamudi @trippyvinnie3 illustration by Melanie Westfall daily texan staff gambling Page 2 menus basketball smart inks seven year coaching Deal by Evan Berkowitz Evan Berkowitz Marshall Tidrick daily texan staff Shaka smart was introduced As the head menus basketball coach at a Friday press conference. Smart joins Texas after six seasons at Virginia Commonwealth Page 6 research Page 2 University Campus it has safeguards for students abroad by Nashua Bawab Nash Bawab organization holds sixth native american powwow by Josh Willis @joshwillis35 Zoe fun daily texan staff Ben Nava showcases a traditional native american dance during the grand entry at the Spring powwow on saturday afternoon. Mariana Munoz daily texan file photo the University has different protocols in Case any risk situations affect students studying abroad. According to the it International office Public affairs specialist it is prepared to Deal with Emer gency situations. Powwow Page 2 abroad Page 2

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