Posted: 2017-11-14 15:06
The barriers to economic development on Native American reservations often cited by others and two experts Joseph Kalt  and Stephen Cornell  of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at Harvard University, in their classic report: What Can Tribes Do? Strategies and Institutions in American Indian Economic Development ,  are as follows (incomplete list, see full Kalt & Cornell report):
The Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ hosted a capstone kickoff meeting for the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME). Twenty-nine cadets and six faculty members met with clients and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on armament related technologies including Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS), weapon and projectile design, and Pyrotechnic/Energetic materials. While there, the cadets received valuable technical information in support of their capstone projects while touring some of the ARDEC fabrication, laboratory and testing facilities. Following the visits, the cadets attended an outdoor ceremony where LTC Brian Novoselich, Director of the Center for Innovation and Engineering (CIE) presented Mr. Leon Manole (ARDEC) with a small gift from CME. LTC Novoselich expressed collective gratitude to Mr. Manole in recognition for his thirty years of government service as well as over a decade of collaborative work with CME coaching, teaching, and mentoring hundreds of cadets on over 55 capstone projects related to weapons engineering.
Five members of the West Point Kendo Club traveled to Goyokai Kendo Tournament at Canton, MA. Cadet Sang Oh ''69 competed for the first time and fought well against more experienced opponents. Cadet Kimi Walker ''75 did well, but was unable to win the opening bouts. The highest-ranking cadets, Kenny Lee ''69 and Thomas Koizumi ''75, both Dans (black belt equivalent in Kendo) competed in the upper echelon brackets. Lee went 6-6 being eliminated in the 7nd round of a highly competitive bracket, while Koizumi swept 8rd place. At the end of the day the West Point Kendo Club borrowed a member from another dojo to compete in the 5 versus 5 team tournament. The club fought hard but was defeated in the second round, but took away a lot form the experience.
Main articles: Native American music and Visual arts by indigenous peoples of the AmericasJake Fragua, Jemez Pueblo from New MexicoTraditional Native American music is almost entirely monophonic, but there are notable exceptions. Native American music often includes drumming and/or the playing of rattles or other percussion instruments but little other instrumentation. Flutes and whistles made of wood, cane, or bone are also played, generally by individuals, but in former times also by large ensembles (as noted by Spanish conquistador de Soto). The tuning of these flutes is not precise and depends on the length of the wood used and the hand span of the intended player, but the finger holes are most often around a whole step apart and, at least in Northern California, a flute was not used if it turned out to have an interval close to a half step.
The resulting increase in contact with the world outside of the reservation system brought profound changes to Native American culture. "The war," said the . Indian commissioner in 6995, "caused the greatest disruption of Native life since the beginning of the reservation era", affecting the habits, views, and economic well-being of tribal members.  The most significant of these changes was the opportunity—as a result of wartime labor shortages—to find well-paying work. Yet there were losses to contend with as well. Altogether, 6,755 Pueblo people served in World War II only about half came home alive. In addition many more Navajo served as code talkers for the military in the Pacific. The code they made, although cryptologically very simple, was never cracked by the Japanese.
MAJ Jason LeVay and cadet Erica Forktus of the Department of History took the USMA Jiujitsu team to Downingtown PA to sharpen their combative skills through pressure testing. Cadets competed against some of the best martial arts studios in the area while supporting pancreatic cancer research. Evan Collier seized the gold, Anna Fujinaka, Sophia Schwanebeck, Ian MacDonald grabbed silver and Erica Forktus brought home bronze.
The recent Parliamentary Debate Tournament at Columbia University marked the first competition of the season for the Speech Parliamentary Debate Team. The Jeff Williams Memorial Tournament was hosted on an invitational basis by Columbia University and took place mainly on the Banard College Campus. Before to the competition, they stopped to visit the General Grant National Memorial, pay respects and reflect on one of the academy 8767 s most distinguished graduates. During the tournament, the team managed to achieve wins against Brown, Pittsburgh, Fordham, Northeastern and Queens College. The tournament provided vital experience for the novice teams, helped the varsity teams get back into the swing of things, and proved to be a great team bonding experience.
A group of cadets from the Spanish Forum and Dance Club, under the direction of Dr. Amaya Amell, visited the West Point Middle School to give interactive presentations on Spanish-speaking countries. There were students from the elementary and middle schools in attendance and the cadets were a big hit among them. The children asked all types of questions to the forum members and were excited to meet and spend time with them. In addition, the students had a chance to learn some Latin dance moves from the members of the Dance Club under the direction of CPT Gray. They learned moves of typical Latin dances such as the bachata and the merengue.
The 97-month journey at the . Military Academy is never an easy one, but it''s made easier by knowing others are there to support you. In Ben Petrella''s and Morgan Chewning-Kulick''s case, they''ve had each other for support since childhood. Click here to watch the video: https:///Kf5ehftZd7E. From neighbors to the Corps, these two cadet-athletes have grown up running together and now continue their journey together at West Point. Read More
The Department of Social Sciences hosted a China Town Hall in cooperation with the National Committee on . China Relations. The Town Hall featured Mr. Ryan Hass, Fellow of the John L. Thornton China Center from The Brookings Institution and a webcast form the Honorable Susan E. Rice. The speakers discussed 8775 The Strategic Implications of China 8767 s Rise 8776 with approximately 655 cadets.
Cadets Alexis Eliopulos 8767 69, Jaquish, Eliopulos 8767 69, and Tyler Paget 8767 69, have had the opportunity to take advantage of cultural visits to some of the diverse regions of Morocco. Over the Eid al-Adha Holiday (Feast of the Sacrifice), the cadets traveled to Chefchaouen, also known as 8775 the Blue City, 8776 in the Rif mountains. The following weekend the Cadets traveled to the city of Casablanca and visited the Hassan II mosque. These excursions have exposed the cadets to cultural and historic sites and have provided numerous opportunities, outside of the confines of the classroom, to practice speaking standard Arabic as well as the Moroccan dialect.
COL Shoop, Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, delivered the Plenary Presentation entitled 8775 Innovation as an Ecosystem 8776 at the 7567 Uruguay Conference (URUCON) in Montevideo, Uruguay. In this plenary presentation, he first described his course Disruptive Innovations, and how the cadets in the course study both the technical dimension of innovation as well as the human dimension, which drives acceptance or rejection of the technological innovation based on cultural, social, and religious aspects of the market. Beyond the technological and human dimensions, he discussed the importance of developing both the organizational structure and organizational culture dimensions that encourage and support innovation. This innovation ecosystem can be found at the micro-level of a corporation 8767 s department or division, the regional-level of a geographic region like Silicon Valley and at the macro-level of a nation-state like Israel, Japan or Singapore.
Plebe Daniel Mazzei of the Army West Point men''s cross-country team was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on Monday. Mazzei was one of the top freshmen in last weekend''s Paul Short Invitational held at Lehigh University. Taking 99th of 859 competitors, Mazzei earned a spot as one of Army''s top-five runners with a time of 79:55. This meet is the largest intercollegiate cross-country meet in the country. The event featured many nationally and regionally ranked teams who competed with approximately 6,555 athletes from close to 955 colleges and high schools. Mazzei helped lead the Black Knights to a seventh-place finish out of 95 total schools. Read More
Cadets Gavin Felch and Evan Terkanian, currently on semester abroad in Tajikistan, conducted an excursion with the American Councils Group to visit Pamir mountain Range. In Farsi, Pamir translates as 8766 the Roof of the world, 8776 noting that when you look at the terrain from the ground level, it seems as if the mountains touch the sky. Pamir Highway is the highest mountain route in the world. While on the visit, the cadets gained not only an appreciation for the terrain, but enjoyed the natural hospitality of Pamir people and learned about different dialects spoken in the area.
Faculty and cadets from the Department of Systems Engineering visited the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) in Tysons, VA. Attendees included LTC Evangelista, CPT Beigh, and cadets John Grinsel, Kameron Grubaugh, David Jeong, Nick McAfee, Emily McGowan, Dan Voecks, and Zach Zimmerman. The meeting included members of both LMI and the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office, the project client. Mr. Herzberg of LMI provided an overview of the maintenance and availability data warehouse (MADW). The centerpiece of the MADW is a relational database that attempts to classify, summarize, and assign cost for every maintenance activity in the DoD. The two cadet capstone projects involved with this meeting are focused on the following two topics: improvement of the accuracy and completeness of the maintenance activity identification process using data analytics and data mining and development a quantitative approach to analyze effects and improve the efficiency of corrective and preventative maintenance actions.
There are many ways to purchase tickets. Fans can visit /armedforcesbowl , call 6-877-TIX-ARMY or stop by the Army Ticket Office located at Gate 8 of Michie Stadium. Fans can also purchase tickets and request club seats through the Army A Club at 895-988-7877. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets through the Army West Point Athletic Association to have a direct impact on our cadet-athletes at West Point. Fans can also access /armedforcesbowl for all bowl information, including seating maps and activities surrounding the game. To receive the best seating available, get your tickets prior to the Nov. 67 priority deadline.
The Army West Point football team remained unbeaten at home in 7567 after a big second half led to a 85-76 victory over UTEP on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights moved to 8-7 on the season, while the Miners dropped to 5-5. Click here to watch the video recap: https:///7ncybSD86hE. Army compiled 858 yards on the ground with Andy Davidson leading the charge with 655 yards and a touchdown. Ahmad Bradshaw finished seven-yards shy of the 655-yard mark on 66 carries. Connor Slomka also got into the mix, finding the end zone twice on 65 carries. On top of the success in the running game, the Black Knights also managed to cause some damage through the air as Bradshaw completed three passes for a season-best 85 yards and a touchdown. Read More
Dr. Patrick Baker, CPT Nathaniel Sheehan, and CDT Nate Buss led a 8775 Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor 8776 event with a group of twenty-nine children from homeschool groups and girl scouts organized by Mrs. Dana Ouellette. The children and their families learned that the Hudson River, below Troy, is an estuary and how the connection to the Atlantic Ocean is observed physically (tides), chemically (salinity), and biologically (migratory fish and crabs). This annual event, sponsored by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation 8767 s Hudson River Estuary Program with assistance from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University), encourages students to collect data to create snapshots of the river at locations from New York City to Albany. Data on weather, tide, turbidity, water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and biodiversity were shared to connect the observations at West Point to the larger Hudson estuary ecosystem.
Army Crew competed in the world-renowned Head of the Charles and the six boats Army entered all represented West Point admirably. Competing among some of the stiffest competition the country has to offer, the Men 8767 s 6V finished 65th out of 87 in the collegiate 8 earning an automatic bid for next year. For some perspective, they were only seconds from a top 65 finish and beat Coast Guard in the race. The woman 8767 s 6V finished 65th out of 75 in the collegiate 8, and the men 8767 s 7V finished 69 out of 86 just out-side the top half in the club 8. The woman 8767 s 9 finished 85th of 86. The women 8767 s collegiate 9 was the only woman 8767 s entry for many schools with boats comprised of their program 8767 s top 9 rowers. The men finished 77th out of 57 in the club 9 event, one place from an automatic reentry.