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Arizona tribe set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

ON PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION, ARIZ. — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.
“We would literally drive them to the end of the reservation and tell them to beat it,” Valenzuela said. “And hope they didn’t come back that night. They almost always did.”
About three weeks ago, at 2:45 a.m., the tribal police were called to the reservation home of an Indian woman who was allegedly being assaulted in front of her two children. They said her 36-year-old non-
Indian husband, Eloy Figueroa Lopez, had pushed her down on the couch and was violently choking her with both hands.
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Jamul tribe speaks out against lawsuit
By Karen Pearlman1:48 P.M.APRIL 22, 2014

JAMUL — Saying members of the Jamul Indian Village are offended, emotionally hurt and “outraged by accusations” made public and in court by a group looking to stop the building of a casino, Jamul Indian Village Chairman Raymond Hunter said the tribe plans to keep working on the site.
A lawsuit was filed earlier this month in San Diego Superior Court on behalf of two tribal members against the California Department of Transportation. The suit, asking for a temporary restraining order, claims the bodies of deceased relatives were illegally exhumed as part of excavations on the reservation for a planned $360 million casino and moved to Caltrans property.
A cemetery that has been on the land since the 1910s is about 400 yards away from where crews were digging and moving dirt and rock off state Route 94, on Jamul Indian Village grounds.
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Members booted from Rolling Hills tribe for not meeting ancestral criteria
Published: 4/22 6:14 pm

A major shake-up has taken place within the tribe that owns Rolling Hills Casino in Corning.
Less than two weeks ago, an annual meeting of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians was held at the casino.
The band, made up of more than 300 members, has a rich and rooted history in the area now known as Tehama County.
They were restored and revived in the early 1990s after receiving full tribal status by the U.S. government.
A little more than 100 members showed up for the meeting (April 12th), but nearly half, including one tribal leader, were asked to leave by Tribal Chair Andy Freeman.
“It bothered him and a lot of things were brought to his attention and he acted on it,” said Tribe Treasurer Ambrosia Rico.
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The Sword of Injustice: A Western Shoshone Tragedy Vs Nevada Millionaire Rancher Cliven Bundy
By Vincent Guarisco

Wow, I am always puzzled at how lucky some people are as apposed to others. Presently, a lot of media fanfare and armed militia have come to the aid of rancher "Cliven Bundy." It seems that they have helped him win the day. Or, so it would seem at least for now.   
Currently, his brothers in arms have successfully stopped the confiscation of his cattle by U.S. Federal Agents and the Bureau of land Management (BLM) authorities. Heck, he even got his cattle returned to him after they had him dead to rights grazing cattle for 20 years on land he did not own. Amazing! That's what I call one lucky SOB! Although, my intuition tells me the FED will soon get their money in full.  
Call me Curious George. Now that Bundy got his cattle back, will the Koch Brothers quietly come to his aid and pay his fines for him?
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‘Utes’ Nickname Supported, Ute Tribe and University of Utah Sign MOU
ICTMN Staff - 4/22/14

In a time when mascot issues continue to make waves in national news in an attempt to remove their use – most significantly the professional Washington football team and the Cleveland professional baseball team – the University of Utah will continue to be able to use the name “Utes” for its sports teams.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation and the university on April 15. Signing the MOU were David Pershing, university president, and Gordon Howell, chairman of the Ute Indian Tribe Business Committee, at an event in Ft. Duchesne, Utah, tribal headquarters.
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Gators win their 29th straight, down UCLA 79-68
AP Sports Writer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Florida Gators are back where their last three seasons have ended with yet another chance to go to the Final Four.
Being in the Elite Eight again, though, simply isn't enough.
Michael Frazier II hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points as the Gators beat UCLA 79-68 Thursday night to reach its fourth consecutive NCAA regional final.
''We just talked about it, and it's not enough for us,'' Florida senior Will Yeguete said. ''We have two days to get ready for a good team, and we're just going to go for it on Saturday.''
The Gators (35-2) also extended the best winning streak in school history to 29 straight in reaching the South Regional final.
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