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Indians score big against rising fossil fuel schemes
By Talli Nauman - Native Sun News

NEW TOWN, N.D –– From the Northern Great Plains to the Pacific Coast, Native Americans figured prominently in decision making about impending fossil fuel transportation projects during the week of May 8.
The Lummi Nation celebrated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to block a giant proposed Pacific Coast export facility for coal from Wyoming, while the Sioux Nation wondered if its pleas would convince the federal agency to nix Dakota Access Pipeline plans to pump petroleum products from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfields across the Missouri River.
The ongoing protests against Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL Pipeline were joined by actions against other new proposals for lines piping oil out of the Bakken formation centered at the Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara (MHA) Nation on Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
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Trump doubles down on Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ attack after Native American woman calls him ‘offensive’
Hunter Walker - National Correspondent - May 26, 2016

Donald Trump repeatedly mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as “Pocahontas” at a press conference in North Dakota on Thursday, even as a Native American woman present at the event interrupted to call his comments “offensive.”
“That’s very offensive. Sorry,” the woman said.
“Is that offensive? You tell me,” Trump asked.
The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase.
“Oh, oh really — oh, I’m sorry about that,“ Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again. “Pocahontas. Is that what you said?”
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Land Bridge

New Research Sinks Bering Strait Land Bridge Theory
Alex Ewen - 5/23/16

A new study published inScience Advances Journalon May 13, provides more evidence that the established scientific dogma regarding the peopling of the Americas is deeply flawed. The study, entitled “Pre-Clovis occupation 14,550 years ago at the Page-Ladson site, Florida,” found stone tools and mastodon bones together underwater in the Aucilla River near Tallahassee, and proved conclusively that “people butchered or scavenged a mastodon… at least 1,500 years earlier than previously suspected.” This discovery places ancient Indians in Florida before passage to the Americas from Asia through the Bering Land Bridge was ice-free.
The Page-Ladson site, in a bedrock sinkhole more than 26 feet underwater, had been extensively excavated over the past 35 years.
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Sen. John McCoy: I Oppose Disenrollment
Sen. John McCoy - 5/25/16

I oppose disenrollment.
I oppose disenrollment because our heritage is our heritage. Our lineage is our lineage. Our heritage and lineage define us as Indians—not residence, blood quantum, or other failed federal Indian assimilation practice. I oppose disenrollment because it undermines an Indian’s—and in fact all of our—heritage and lineage.
We as tribal governments should establish our citizenship by relying on Indian heritage and lineage. There are reliable modern tools to establish that criteria, like DNA testing. I appreciate that science as a determinant of Indian citizenship may pose challenges to tribal communities traditionally speaking—that is for each tribe to decide—but it is preferable to blood quantum.
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Brown v Board of Ed

Mississippi town's views on desegregation ruling aren't so black and white
By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN- Updated 9:38 AM ET, Fri May 27, 2016

Cleveland, Mississippi (CNN)A short jaunt east of the former railroad tracks that used to divide black and white in this town, you could hear cousins Lindell Little and Vell Mays cutting up as Little worked on his bicycle.
The railroad tracks have been gone for years. In their place is a half-mile promenade that, to a lesser degree, still serves as a racial divide.
But nothing seems to split this town like the prospect of closing East Side High.
A federal judge this month, handing down her decision after five decades of on-and-off litigation, ordered the middle and high schools consolidated, meaning nearly all-black East Side must be integrated with the historically white but now-racially split Cleveland High.
The school board has issued statements denouncing the decision and has until mid-July to appeal it.
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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 Thump Zags in Season Finale, 10-4
USD avoided a sweep and finish season 27-29 overall.

May 21, 2016

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of San Diego baseball team picked up a 10-4 win over to league-leading Gonzaga University Saturday evening in a West Coast Conference game at Fowler Park.
With the win, the Toreros finish the season with a 27-29 overall record, and a 13-14 mark in the WCC. With the loss, the Zags fall to 33-18 overall, move to 18-9 in the WCC, and have claimed a share of the WCC Championship.
The Toreros got on the scoreboard first, as they scored two runs on four hits in the bottom of the first inning. Bryson Brigman got things started with a one-out single, and he moved to third on a Ryan Kirby double to right field.
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UCLA Baseball Faces ASU in Season's Final Home Series
By orlandobruin on May 20, 2016, 3:05p

The UCLA Bruin baseball team (24-26, 11-13 PAC 12) closes out its home schedule this weekend with a visit from the Arizona State Sun Devils (31-18, 13-11 PAC 12). For all intents and purposes, UCLA is likely eliminated from post-season contention.
The Bruins currently sit in a four-way tie for 7th place in the PAC 12, but UCLA has a worse overall record than any of the other three teams with whom they are tied, essentially putting the Bruins in 10th place in the PAC 12.
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