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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 |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

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