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Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017

Indian Country leaders are turning to allies in Congress in hopes of stopping massive funding cuts that President Donald Trump is expected to unveil as soon as next week.
The broad outlines of Trump's forthcoming fiscal year 2018 budget are already known. The Republican president, who is battling several scandals, wants to slash 12 percent from at the Department of the Interior and another 17.9 percent at the Department of Health and Human Services.
But with the details still uncertain, tribes, tribal organizations and urban Indian groups are fearing for the worst. Over two days of testimony on Capitol Hill this week, they explained how Trump's proposal violates the treaty and trust responsibilities of the United States.
"The fulfillment of the federal trust responsibility and respect for tribal self-government is essential for the ability of tribal governments to meet the basic public service needs of tribal citizens," asserted Aaron Payment, the secretary of the National Congress of American Indians, the largest inter tribal-organization.
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Objects returned to Native American leader Massasoit’s burial site in Warren
Chris Lindahl / Cape Cod Times
Monday - Posted May 15, 2017 at 8:57 AM

WARREN, R.I. - The year after the Mayflower colonists landed, they signed a treaty with Massasoit Ousameequin, leader of the Wampanoag people, ushering in 54 years of peace until his death.
“This ancestor is so much about peace — way beyond what we’ve been able to pull off as a country and maybe as individuals,” said Ramona Peters, historic preservation officer of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. “We as a human race haven’t even gotten up to speed to where Ousameequin was.”
n 1891, his Warren, Rhode Island, grave and the graves of 41 others were desecrated to make way for a railroad. The funerary objects and remains were scattered far and wide to museums and private collections. On Friday, some of the items — ranging from spoons and bottles to beads and guns — were returned to their rightful place in what is now the Burrs Hill Park.
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Ruth Hopkins: Americans left with $15M bill for Dakota Access Pipeline's 'private army'

Authorities in North Dakota responded with sometimes brutal force in response to opponents of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. So who is supposed to foot the bill for an estimated $15 million in law enforcement costs? Not the wealthy energy industry, but American taxpayers, as writer Ruth Hopkins, a citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, points out:

Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), who accepted money from Energy Transfer Partners (the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline) and has been vocal in his support of both the Dakota Access Pipeline as well as the Keystone XL pipeline, has announced that North Dakota will receive $15 million in federal funds to reimburse the state for costs incurred as a result of militarizing Barney Fife and company while they pushed the pipeline through for ETP and engaged in the violent, forced removal of water protectors. Hoeven slid said monies into the Department of Justice’s budget as part of Fiscal 2017 funding legislation.
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Racial and ethnic disparities persist in sudden infant deaths
Katherine Hobson · NPR · May 14, 2017

American Indian and Alaska Native families are much more likely to have an infant die suddenly and unexpectedly, and that risk has remained higher than in other ethnic groups since public health efforts were launched to prevent sudden infant death syndrome in the 1990s. African-American babies also face a higher risk, a study finds.
American Indians and Alaska Natives had a rate of 177.6 sudden unexplained infant deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013 (down from 237.5 per 100,000 in 1995) compared with 172.4 for non-Hispanic blacks (down from 203), 84.5 for non-Hispanic whites (down from 93), 49.3 for Hispanics (down from 62.7) and 28.3 for Asians and Pacific Islanders (down from 59.3). The declines were statistically significant only among non-Hispanic blacks, Hispanics and Asians/Pacific Islanders.
"There are still significant gaps and disparities between races and ethnicities," says Lori Feldman-Winter, a professor of pediatrics at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, N.J., who wasn't involved with this study but was a co-author of the most recent sleep guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, released in the fall.
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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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Zags win a close one against USD 96-38
At least the Toreros get to live in San Diego, right?
by Keith Ybanez@slipperyky  Feb 23, 2017, 9:10pm PST

It was not a banner night for the WCC as a power outage at Firestone Fieldhouse in the middle of the Pepperdine-Saint Mary’s game and broadcast issues throughout the Gonzaga-USD game marred the evening across Southern California. However, no such issues plagued the Zags as they rolled to a big win in the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Gonzaga got off to a very sloppy start unbecoming of the #1 ranked team in the nation, but somehow found itself up 11-0 six minutes into the game thanks to the Toreros missing their first 10 shot attempts. To maintain a shutout for that long in a basketball game is pretty astounding, and it’s a small wonder that the Zags weren’t leading by a significantly larger margin.

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UCLA Football: The Bruins will start PAC-12 play undefeated
By Michael Chavez  21 hours ago

The UCLA Football team is going to have a packed September with five games in the first month of the season. Go Joe Bruin will tell you why they’ll be flawless through the first three games.
Like I said before, the month of September could potentially be brutal for the UCLA Football team. They’ll have to travel to take on Memphis and Stanford back to back before coming home to Colorado. But lets not get ahead of ourselves. The first three games are what’s on the menu.
Of course this UCLA Football team has a number of questions to answer itself before their opening game.
However, for this latest edition of Making the Case I’m going to tell you why the Bruins will rip off three W’s in a row to get 2017 going.
Texas A&M Aggies Sept.3 – Rose Bowl
First game of the season has the Texas A&M Aggies coming to the Rose Bowl. Yesterday I gave you an early breakdown of the Aggies Football team and what they’ll likely look like when Sept. 3 rolls around.
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