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Indian Country:

Rez in the City
By Dana Lone Elk - Lakota Country Times Columnist

There is a big misconception in Lakota country today.
We are good people and we try to be that way to others but we seem to focus on the patriarchal way now, which was learned. Instead of the matriarchal way, which is in our DNA.
We don't teach our young men and women that there should be an equal respect there. In fact, respect is hardly ever taught.
Our children grow up thinking they deserve respect and don't have to earn it. Social media becomes more of a parent, especially when they see those who should be role models in the community using and abusing social media to air dirty laundry or beg for help. Or to brag about being humble, which is an oxymoron.
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Senate committee to examine Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will be taking a look at the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 at a hearing next month.
President Barack Obama signed H.R.725, a bill that included the Tribal Law and Order Act, on July 29, 2010. The measure was written to help tribes and federal agencies address high rates of crime and victimization in Indian Country.
"All of you come at this from different angles, but you’re united in support of this bill because you believe, like I do, that it is unconscionable that crime rates in Indian Country are more than twice the national average and up to 20 times the national average on some reservations," Obama said at the signing ceremony at the White House.
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Judge Rules Tribe Gave Up Rights to Build Casino in Aquinnah
John Kennedy and Alex Elvin
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 5:25pm

As it turns out, a gambling facility is not in Martha’s Vineyard’s foreseeable future. A federal judge has rejected legal arguments by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) that it has the right to open a class II casino, which features electronic bingo machines, on tribal land at the western tip of the Island. The decision on Nov. 13 by U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor 4th was a sweeping legal victory for the town of Aquinnah, the state and the Aquinnah/Gay Head Community Association, which argued that the tribe must submit to local and state gambling prohibitions. Tribal leaders said they were considering their options — an appeal is expected — but their legal effort to convert a vacant and unfinished community center to a gambling hall now faces a steeper hill to climb.
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Hopi Lawsuit

Hopi Tribal Council found acting illegally outside Hopi Tribal Law
Hopi Tribal Court Decision in Lomayesva v. Talayumptewa — Matter Involving Termination of General Counsel
Posted on November 9, 2015 by Matthew L.M. Fletcher

In short, the Tribal Council must follow its own laws, and not conveniently “re-interpret” a Hopi Tribal Council Resolution when the political winds change. Here, not one notion of Hopi fundamental fairness, not one attempt at due process, and not a single attempt to provide notice and an opportunity to be heard can be gleaned from the record and testimony before this Court.
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ANA is pleased to anounce the inclusion of AIR's Pride for Life Project within "Fiscal Year 2008 Report to Congress on Impact and Effectiveness of Administration for Native American Projects" and the inclusion of AIR's Voices of Tomorrow Project within "Fiscal Year 2009 Report to Congress on Impact and Effectiveness of Administration for Native American Projects"

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USD Football


Toreros run by Davidson Wildcats 35-10 in PFL Contest
USD will close out their regular season slate next Saturday with Butler at Torero Stadium
Nov. 14, 2015

(Davidson, NC) -- The USD Toreros won their fifth straight game with today's 35-10 PFL road win over the Davidson Wildcats. With the win the Toreros improve to 8-2 overall and 6-1 in the PFL Standings. USD will close out its regular-season schedule next Saturday, November 21st, with a 1:00 p.m. Senior Day contest against the Butler Bulldogs at Torero Stadium. USD trails Dayton (10-0, 6-0 PFL) who held on for a 28-21 home win over Marist today.

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UCLA Football:

UCLA football frustrations rise with penalty issue that hasn't resolved
By: Chris FosterContact Reporter

 has consistently been one of the nation's leaders in one category the last four seasons. The Bruins, though, won't be boasting about it.
Since 2012, only Baylor has averaged more penalties yards per game. The Bears have averaged 80.1 yards during that span while the Bruins are at 79.8 yards.
UCLA is also the only team to finish in the top 10 in penalty yards the last three seasons. The Bruins rank seventh this season, averaging 77.1 yards per game.
"It's frustrating to everybody involved," Coach Jim Mora said. "Anything I think of, we've been trying to do as far as focusing on it and working on it in practice. I haven't, unfortunately, been able to figure out why, at times, it jumps up and plagues us."

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