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Wisconsin senior guard Bronson Koenig wants to effect change by protesting with his fellow Native Americans this weekend over the controversial Dakota Access pipeline rather than just speaking out through social media. Cheap Padres Jerseys .Koenig, who joined the ESPN/ABC News podcast Capital Games Thursday,?said he wants to be an active participant in the cause.Koenig, who is from La Crosse, Wisconsin, and is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, will travel to North Dakota from Madison Friday and be with his brother Miles and athletic trainer Clint Parks for a Saturday protest against the pipeline outside of Bismarck, North Dakota.I just hope to shed a little light on the issue and bring attention to the issue, said Koenig. My brother asked me Do you want to stand with our brothers and sisters and protect the land and water near to our hearts? I wanted to walk the walk ... My people have been disrespected for the past couple of hundred years.The issue has drawn protests outside of the White House earlier this week, which included former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT).Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein has also protested the issue and was charged with damaging equipment during a protest last week in North Dakota. She spray painted construction equipment. Her running mate Ajamu Baraka was also there and faces a charges of criminal trespass and mischief.At issue for Native Americans is the areas drinking water and sacred burial sites.The Associated Press reported the $3.7 billion, 1,100-mile pipeline project would take crude oil from Bakken shale in North Dakota to Illinois. Tribe members have clashed with security guarding the construction site. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe wants a court order to block construction.I didnt feel any pressure to go, said Koenig. I wanted to go. The weekend is when I have free time. I want to join the fight.Koenig was strong in his comments that the pipeline is breaking a federal law by not consulting with the tribes and alleged that the pipeline was re-routed from a traditionally white area around Bismarck to right over a Native American reservation.The Bismarck Tribune reported last month that an early proposal for the pipeline would have gone over the Missouri River north of Bismarck, but was switched because of the possibility it could damage Bismarcks water supply. The pipeline now would go through a half-mile stretch of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, a potential threat to their water supply.The paper reported there were other issues such as length of the pipeline and and road crossings by keeping it north, rather than south. A number of homes would have been near its path, as well. But the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says, according to the paper, that the pipeline would cause hazards for its population.Koenig said there werent Native American role models in sports growing up for him but did mention the most famous one in Jim Thorpe. He said he wants to help the Native American youth and will continue to speak out on issues as they relate to Native Americans. He was strong in his condemnation of the Washington Redskins nickname.Its disrespectful to Native Americans, said Koenig. It would not be allowed for any other race or culture ... It makes me feel disrespected. If you know the origin of the term Redskin it would be offensive to all. If youre not Native American, you cant tell a Native American how to feel.Koenig said he has been supported by his Wisconsin teammates and staff to protest this weekend. Cheap MLB Jerseys . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. Wholesale Padres Jerseys . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111. . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. SYDNEY -- The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturdays U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their Americangridiron experience.The favored Pac 12 conferences California Golden Bears from Berkeley across the bay from San Francisco were 51-31 winners. It was a midday start so that the game could be televised back to the U.S. in prime time on Friday night, and was played under sunny skies and with light winds.Tailgate parties werent a big part of the day -- there arent a lot of ground-level parking lots close to the 83,500-seat stadium -- but fans feasted on two-foot-long hotdogs and copious amounts of French fries and nachos. Asian and middle Eastern food from nearby catering kiosks also featured, reflecting the multicultural makeup of the neighborhoods around the former Olympic precinct of Homebush in western Sydney.The concession stands, however, appeared to be unprepared for the crowds. Stadium officials said 70,000 cups of beer were sold, but one spectator tweeted he waited in line for an hour, while another said the reason there were so many empty seats is that most of the fans were in a queue somewhere.Many of the Aussie fans were barracking more for the underdog Hawaiians than the more-fancied Cal side.Really, they were cheering for us more? asked Hawaiis first-year coach Nick Rolovich. He even admitted to noticing some traditional stadium features like the Kiss Cam, supplemented often by Karaoke Cam and Dance Cam -- the highlight of the last feature was a young boy with a Cal Bears t-shirt busting some Michael Jackson-like moves on the giant stadium scoreboard.A local marching band provided halftime entertainment, supplemented by 30 members of the Hawaii marching band. Among the glitches was the person who sang the Star Spangled Banner mistakenly replacing one word for another during the American anthem. And one of the referees made a not-so-flattering remark about someone oon the sidelines, but forgot his stadium microphone was turned on. Cheap Padres Jerseys Authentic. The star of the show on the field was California quarterback Davis Webb, who made quite an impression in his first game as a graduate transfer from Texas Tech.Told he had 441 yards passing -- 38 for 54, with no interceptions -- Webb said dryly: Yeah, it was OK, Im just glad we got the victory. Hawaii threw a few blitzes at us and our offensive line played well.Hawaii was without three key players for unspecified disciplinary reasons. A Rainbow Warriors spokesman said just before the game began that safety Daniel Lewis Jr., linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams and tight end Metuisela Unga were not with the team Saturday.Cal coach Sonny Dykes said it was a good starting point for his team.There is still plenty of work to be done, but overall we played a very good game and never let them get back into it, Dykes said.Coach Rolovich also did his bit to enliven the contest for the new fan base. After losing the coin toss and Cal decided to receive, Hawaii tried an on-side kick that the Bears were able to recover at midfield. It was quite the way to start the new college season.I wanted to make sure Australian fans got to see an onside kick, and in my first game, too. Rolovich said, smiling. But seriously, I hope it sends a message that we are going to play aggressively and wont back down.The Hawaii entourage went straight from the stadium to the airport to get a scheduled 9 p.m. flight back to Honolulu. Cals charter left Sunday afternoon for its 14-hour flight back across the Pacific to San Francisco.Things wont get any easier for Hawaii when the Rainbow Warriors play Michigan at the Big House next weekend in Ann Arbor. Cal has a bye week before taking on another Mountain West Conference opponent, San Diego State, on Sept. 10 in San Diego.---This version corrects Cal State to Cal in 5th paragraph. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 

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