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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Thomas Brierton


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,581.53


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Pombo

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, SAN FRANCISCO, SACRAMENTO, MOORETOUN RANCHERIA, RODDING RANCHERIA, HOOPA VALLEY RESERVATION, SACRAMENTO (TRIP ENDED)
Sponsor: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
Purpose: GOT BRIEFING ON CALIFORNIA TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS ISSUES ARE WITH GAMING PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FORUM, VISIT INDIAN TRIBES & FACILITIES AND MEET WITH TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,198.37
source

Destination: RENO NEVADA
Sponsor: Sodak Gaming
Purpose: VISIT SODAK/IET MANUFACTURING FACILITY, MEET WITH COMPANY PERSONEL DISCUSS ISSUES FACING GAMING INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $132.16
source

Destination: RENO NV-MINNEAPOLIS MN, PROVIDENCE RI
Sponsor: National Indian Gaming Association
Purpose: ATTEND & PARTICIPATE IN NIGA MID YEAR MEETING & EXPO, VISIT PRAIRIE ISLAND SIOUX RESERVATION
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,543.30
source

Destination: LEDYARD CT-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
Purpose: ATTEND SCHMETIZUM FESTIVAL, MEET W/TRIBAL LEADERS IN CT, RT, AND MASS
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $855.00
source

Destination: COLUSA JACKSON
Sponsor: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
Purpose: VISIT CALIFORNIA INDIAN RESERVATIONS, GAMING FACILITIES, MEET WITH CMCA BOARD & OFFICIALS
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $858.80
source

Destination: ALBUQUERQUE NM SANTA FE NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: ATTEND MGA SPRING MEETING AND TRADE SHOW
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,206.90
source

Destination: PROVIDENCE RI-MASHPEE MASS
Sponsor: MASHPEE WAMPANOAG TRIBAL GOVERNMENT
Purpose: VISIT MASHPEE TRIBAL LANDS, MEET W/ TRIBAL COUNCIL, TOUR TRIBAL FACILITIES
Date: Feb 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $787.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thomas Brierton.


American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

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  • 01.14.15

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    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

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