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NCAA Champions:
UCLA gymnast goes off with back-to-back 10.0s to win National Championship
This was something else.
By James Dator  Apr 22, 2018, 9:23am EDT

UCLA pulled off one of the most astounding come-from-behinds win in sports on Saturday night when gymnast Christine ‘Peng Peng’ Lee went ham in the final two rotations with back-to-back 10.0s. Her performance vaulted UCLA from fifth place to first, passing Oklahoma on the way to a National Championship. UCLA were good all competition, but athletes admitted they started slow. This meant UCLA needed huge performances on the back-end of their rotation to have a chance, and when Lee took to the uneven bars it was clear she was ready to deliver.

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Indian Country:
Tribes object to grizzly hunting proposal
Posted: Apr 22, 2018 07:56 AM MDT

FT. HALL, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are re-asserting objections to a proposed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that would delist the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear from the Endangered Species Act.   Government agencies currently estimate there are 718 bears in the region.
The tribes also object to a trophy grizzly bear hunt being proposed by the Idaho Fish and Game Department.  The department outlined its proposals for a grizzly bear hunt next fall during public meetings this week
"No grizzly bears will ever be hunted on Shoshone-Bannock lands and my Tribe will oppose any attempts to hunt grizzlies in our recognized ancestral homelands," said Shoshone-Bannock Chairman Nathan Small. 
A declaration, signed by the Fort Hall Business Council, renounces the government's desire to delist the grizzly and rejects Idaho's proposed trophy hunts.

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Three Arizona Tribes Sue to Stop Mining Project
April 23, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – For more than a decade, Native American tribes in Arizona have voiced their opposition to a proposed copper mine in the southern part of the state. Now, three tribes are joining together to bring the fight to court. 
The Tohono O'odham Nation, and the Pascua Yaqui and Hopi tribes have filed a lawsuit in federal court over the fate of about 3,600 acres of public land in the Santa Rita Mountains. A Canadian company has plans to establish a copper mine there, but the tribes say the area is sacred. 
Peter Yucupicio, a vice chairman with the Pascua Yaqui tribe describes the land as not only important to his heritage but as an iconic piece of the Southwestern landscape.
"It's very precious and very important to preserve those mountains, those hills," he says. "And it's amazing how people don't understand that once it's gone, it's gone."
The U.S. Forest Service already heard public comments and gave its final approval for the mining plan. In its decision, the Forest Service noted it was aware of the ecological concerns and tribal significance, but said federal law allows for the type of project that has been proposed.

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Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018    

The Trump administration is overseeing dramatic changes in the way Medicaid works in Indian Country but the highest-ranking officials at the Department of Health and Human Services didn't show up to a recent consultation to tell tribes about it.
Secretary Alex Azar was supposed to attend the annual tribal budget consultation session, which took place February 28-March 1 at HHS headquarters in Washington, D.C. But he canceled at the last minute, POLITICO reported, for reasons unknown.
Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan, who served as "acting" secretary prior to Azar's arrival, was supposed to attend in his boss's place. But he got sick so he wasn't able to participate, POLITICO reported.
"That aggravated tribal leaders who were already concerned about the Trump administration’s policies," reporter Dan Diamond wrote in a story published on the same day POLITICO exposed the administration's unusual treatment of tribes in a closely-watched gaming matter. Had Azar or Hagan showed up, tribes could have asked them why the Trump administration won't exempt American Indians and Alaska Natives from Medicaid work requirements slowly being imposed in states across the nation. A Dear Tribal Leader Letter sent on January 17, 2018, claims exemptions could be illegal.

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Hoeven: Enhancing Tribal Self-Governance Builds Strong Tribal Communities
Senator Convenes Hearing to Highlight Successes in Tribal Self-Governance, Discuss Improvements for Future
Apr 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today convened an oversight hearing titled “The 30th Anniversary of Tribal Self-Governance: Successes in Self-Governance and an Outlook for the Next 30 Years.” The hearing featured testimony from tribal leaders who discussed the progress that has been made through effective self-governance and provided recommendations for improving the program.
The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975, as amended, has provided Indian tribes with greater opportunity to exercise self-determination through local, tribal administration and delivery of federal Indian programs and services. Approximately 360 federally recognized tribes currently participate in self-governance programs both at the Department of the Interior and at the Indian Health Service within the Department of Health and Human Services. Tribal leaders have long indicated that continued improvements to the law would further reduce bureaucracy, facilitate greater self-governance and expand tribes’ ability to tailor federal programs to meet the needs of their communities.

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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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Torero Athletics: Baseball's Bats Wake Up; Scholl Gets Acquainted on Campus; Spring Roundup

2-1 home loss in 11 innings on April 3 against UC Irvine. A 4-3 setback in last Friday's opener of a three-game West Coast Conference home series against Loyola Marymount. Two narrow losses that can frustrate a team.
What's the remedy, you say? It was a wake-up call of sorts, at least offensively. On Saturday and Sunday, the Torero baseball team’s bats certainly woke up. USD's offense came through in big ways with an 11-4 win against LMU Saturday, followed by an 18-6 triumph in Sunday's series finale at Fowler Park.

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UCLA Baseball:
UCLA Baseball: Michael Toglia Drives in 7 as Bruins Crush Trojans, 19-2
Meanwhile, Daniel Amaral was just a homer short of hitting for the cycle.
By Joe Piechowski@JPiechowski  Apr 22, 2018, 11:59am PDT

What do you do for an encore after beating your crosstown rivals 16-1 in the opening game of a three-game series? You beat them 19-2 in game 2, of course!
That’s what happened yesterday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium when the Bruins and Trojans met again. The big win gives UCLA another series win. Today, the Bruins will look for a weekend sweep when they meet for the final time in the regular season.
Kevin Kendall got the Bruins on the board in the bottom of the first with a solo home run. Chase Strumpf followed Kendall with a single to right. He would later score on a Daniel Amaral single that gave UCLA a 2-0 lead. Southern Cal responded when Zach Pettway gave up a solo homer to Ben Ramirez in the top of the second.
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