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Swearing In: New Chief Judge and Council Reps Take Oath, New Chief Judge, Lomayesva, Sworn Into Office
Crystal Dee
Hopi Tutuveni

Amanda Lomayesva, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, was sworn in as the appointed as Hopi Tribal Court Chief Judge  during a regular council meeting on July 07th.
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AmeriCorps Expands Presence in Tribal Communities
Posted by Jodi Gillette and Wendy Spencer on July 16, 2014 at 04:37 PM EDT

During his June visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Nation in Cannonball, North Dakota, the President re-emphasized the Administration’s focus on strengthening Native American communities through education and economic development. Thus, as part of the Obama administration’s commitment to create lasting change in Indian Country, we are pleased to announce $3 million in AmeriCorps grants to support Native American communities. 
These funds will bolster President Obama’s priorities for tribal communities and increase the number of AmeriCorps members serving these communities by 41 percent. AmeriCorps members serving in these programs – most of whom will be recruited from Indian Country – will be eligible to earn $1 million in education scholarships to help pay for college or repay their student loans -- putting them on track for greater economic opportunity in the future.
Through these 17 tribal grants – the highest number approved in the past decade – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will support more than 250 AmeriCorps members serving with tribal organizations in 13 states. AmeriCorps members will serve side-by-side with tribal elders and local leaders.
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Drought in California’s Palm Springs Area Draws Attention to Nestlé Plant on Morongo Reservation
Terri Hansen - 7/19/14

As California’s drought worsens, some residents living near the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in the Coachella Valley west of Palm Springs are directing their ire at the tribe for its leasing of land to a Nestlé plant.
The plant draws water from the tribe’s springs in Millard Canyon. As water woes increase in a desert region where all aquifers are declining, tensions are rising among some residents who live near the reservation. They question the Morongo Nation’s right to sell water to Nestlé Waters North America.
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Drought Is No Excuse to Diss Tribal Government, 'Desert Sun'
Travis Armstrong

Southern California's Morongo people, like the other bands of the Cahuilla near Palm Springs, have had much of their ancestral land taken from them.
The Morongo people were left with land that at the time was remote and unwanted. Today, they are a model of tribal self-determination and are building better lives for generations to come through economic ventures on the little bit of land they have left.
The real story is that tribal people are being made into new bogeymen once again. Records show that the state and the various water agencies over the past decade have done little to cut usage, increase conservation and reduce waste in agricultural operations, which are a huge drain on the state’s water resources. Yet somehow the Morongo band, which is bottling water for people actually to drink, is being demonized.
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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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Andrew Daniel Named a Semifinalist for Dick Howser Award
Andrew Daniel is one of 35 semifinalists for this award.
May 21, 2014

DALLAS, Texas - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has released the list of semifinalists for the 2014 Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Easton Foundations. The award, given to the top player in collegiate baseball, is based on two rounds of national voting.  Highlighting this listis University of San Diego junior infielder Andrew Daniel
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