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Guns and America
‘Overwhelming grief’: 8 students, 2 teachers killed in Texas high school shooting
By Brittney Martin, Mark BermanJoel Achenbach and Amy B Wang 
May 20 at 9:50 AM

SANTA FE, Tex. — This time, it happened during first period.
The day after a student went on a shooting rampage at a Texas high school, a Houston-area community grappled with a horrific reality that has unfolded in so many other places across the nation.
On Friday morning, a 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and a pistol stormed Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles southeast of Houston, and opened fire in an art class, officials said.
The gunman killed 10 people and wounded at least 10 others, including a school resource officer who was left in critical condition, police said, before surrendering to the officers who confronted him.
Of those killed, eight were students and two were teachers, Santa Fe Independent School District Superintendent Leigh Wall said in a letter to parents.
“Our community has suffered a terrible tragedy,” Wall wrote.

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Tribal items still going up for sale as lawmakers advance STOP Act
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018

A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of cultural property.
By a voice vote, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday approved S.1400, the Safeguarding Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act. The bill, also known as the STOP Act, seeks to curb the theft, illegal possession, sale, transfer and export of tribal cultural items."My hope is that -- by passing this legislation -- we will close loopholes in current law that unfortunately result in the trafficking and sale of items of cultural patrimony in international markets,” Sen. Tom Udall(D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the committee, said at a business meeting during which the bill was considered.

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Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 

A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one major issue: a reorganization at the Department of the Interior that tribes have been told little to nothing about.
A slew of tribal leaders told key lawmakers last week that they have yet to be consulted about the Trump administration's plans. Some called on Congress to ensure Secretary Ryan Zinke can't spend any money on the controversial initiative until he reaches out on a government-to-government basis.
“First and foremost, you should know that we oppose the Department of the Interior’s reorganization unless there are meaningful and respectful tribal consultations, " President Russell Begaye of the Navajo Nation said at a hearing last Thursday. "We have not been consulted yet.”

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Museum in Germany returns items stolen from Native graves in Alaska
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 

A museum in Germany is returning items that were stolen from Native graves in Alaska to their rightful place.
The nine items were taken sometime in the late 1880s, The Associated Press reported. They ended up in the collection of the Ethnological Museum in Berlin, where the Chugach Alaska Corporation, which has been tracking the patrimony for years, was finally able to reclaim them on Wednesday.
"They're a connection between the dead and the living, the future and the past," John Johnson, the Vice President of Cultural Resources for the corporation, told the AP. "If you look, one eye open, one eye shut, it's like traveling between two worlds."
The items include masks, a cradle and a wooden figurine. They were removed from Chugach territory in southwest Alaska.

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Cronkite News: Native students are still lagging behind rest of the nation
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 
Lack of resources leads to ‘grim statistics’ in Native American schools
By Kyley Schultz - Cronkite News -

WASHINGTON – When President Lyndon Johnson laid out a set of sweeping plans for Native American education 50 years ago, from preschool to college, one of the most immediate goals was enrolling 10,000 tribal youth in Head Start programs.
That goal was soon met, but little else envisioned by Johnson has progressed as successfully.
Fifty years after Johnson’s “Special Message to the Congress on the Problems of the American Indian: ‘The Forgotten American,'” there has been progress in the education of tribal youth. But Native Americans still lag behind the rest of the country on test scores, graduation rates and school resources.

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Fake Courts for Real Learning with Morongo Tribe
ICTMN Staff - 12/23/15

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in the moot court competition held at the Morongo Tribal Administrative Center on December 5.
American Indian students from Southern and Central California participated in UCLA Law School’s competition, during which they learned about the legal system and earned college credits.
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Toreros Undone by Early Rally
San Diego concludes season with loss at No. 2 Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. – San Diego fell behind early as No. 2 Oregon State flexed its offensive muscle to defeat the Toreros, 19-6, in seven innings on Tuesday evening at Goss Stadium.
USD (23-32) could not slow down the Beavers (40-8-1) potent offense which produced 13 runs in the first two innings to take a commanding lead it would not relinquish.
Nick Sprengel took over on the mound with two outs in the second inning and did well to slow Oregon State’s offense, retiring six of the first seven batters he faced. He provided stability for the Toreros on the hill and finished the final 4 1/3 innings.
The Toreros did most of their damage in the top of the sixth inning, rallying for four runs on a pair of hits. Daniel Gardner produced a sacrifice fly, while Jeff Houghtby added an RBI-single to help ignite the rally.

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UCLA Baseball: Bruins Throttle Ducks, 15-1, Earn Series Win
UCLA scored early and often against Oregon yesterday afternoon, and will try to sweep the Ducks today.
By orlandobruin  May 20, 2018, 11:15am PDT

The UCLA Bruin baseball team (34-17, 17-9 PAC 12) took game two and earned the series win over Oregon (25-26, 11-15 PAC 12) yesterday afternoon in a dominant performance at home, crushing the Ducks by the score of 15-1. The Bruins seek the series sweep today at 12 noon.
UCLA has bounced back nicely this week after losing six out of seven previous games. In beating Cal State Northridge on Tuesday night, and taking the first two games against the Ducks, the Bruins have outscored their opponents 42-7 in those three games.
Oregon was outclassed on the mound and at the plate yesterday afternoon, with the Bruins jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning on Jeremy Ydens’ solo home run to left field.
UCLA would score two more runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning, when Daniel Amaral doubled home Jack Stronach, with Amaral later scoring on a Garrett Mitchell infield single.
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