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Tribal Students Compete in UCLA Law School Program at Morongo Morongo is first Indian reservation to host moot court program, conducted by UCLA’s Tribal Learning Community & Educational Exchange through which Native American youth earn university credits.
Written by Morongo Media Release
MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION – Native American students from Southern and Central California learned about the legal system and earned college credits as they squared off Saturday Dec. 5 in the UCLA Law School’s moot court competition held at the Morongo Tribal Administrative Center. Read more >
American Indians for Higher Education The American Indian Recruitment program was established at SDSU to promote success in academics in the American Indian community. Monday, July 15, 2013 ByHallie Jacobs
In 1993, Dwight Lomayesva ('99), a Hopi Tribal member and San Diego State University student, noticed a shortage of American Indians in higher education.
Aztecs will play Houston in Las Vegas Bowl
Kirk Kenney - Contact Reporter
San Diego State aspired to be this year’s Houton, taking the college football world by storm on the way to a New Year’s Six Bowl game.
Instead, the Aztecs find themselves playing Houston in this year’s Las Vegas Bowl, which is among five games kicking off the bowl season. SDSU (10-3) will play the Cougars (9-3) on Dec. 17 (12:30 p.m., ABC) at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium.
It is the school-record seventh straight bowl appearance by SDSU and it comes against arguably the best postseason opponent the Aztecs have faced during that stretch.
“It’s a really good matchup,” said SDSU head coach Rocky Long, standing in front of the 2016 Mountain West championship trophy Sunday in the Aztecs football office. “Both teams are maybe equal in ability. Maybe they have a little more national exposure than we do, but we get to play each other. It should be a really good game and a lot of fun for everybody.”
We congratulate our AIR Programs 2016 Awardees Community Leadership Awardee Bobby Wallace (Barona Band of Mission Indians)
Mentor Leadership Awardee Lora Paz (Ysleta del Sur Pueblo)
Student Leadership Awardee Michelle Garcia (Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians)
Student Leadership Awardee Angelieque Cervantes (Pit River Tribe)
Student Leadership Awardee Michelle Israel (Shoshone-Paiute)
Near Cannon Ball, North Dakota (CNN)Celebrations, tears of joy, chanting and drumming rang out among thousands of protesters at the Standing Rocksite after the Army Corp of Engineers announced it will look for an alternate route for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.
For months, members of the Sioux tribe and their supporters have camped out, fighting the pipeline they say could be hazardous and damage the water supply of their reservation nearby.
"People have said that this is a make it or a break it, and I guess we made it," Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe, announced to a cheering crowd of protesters.
Tribal leaders worry the decision to change direction may not be permanent, especially with the incoming Trump administration, as well backers of the pipeline seeking to push the project ahead.
Grassroots activists, who have turned the protest site into a mini-city, prepared to withstand freezing temperatures during what was expected to be an even lengthier standoff, were cautious about the scope and durability of their victory. Read more >
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters rejoice: 'Prayers have been answered'
By Lyric Lewin and Nadeem Muaddi, CNN
Updated 12:29 AM ET, Mon December 5, 2016
(CNN)Cheers rang out at a protest camp in North Dakota on Sunday, as the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters learned that the US Army Corps of Engineers had blocked a measure to allow the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir.
Tribe members and allies, including environmental activists and military veterans, had gathered at Standing Rock reservation since April, where they established camp and refused to leave until construction was halted. Read more >
Umatilla Indian Reservation grapples with pipelines
By GEORGE PLAVEN - Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - The explosion shook the ground beneath the Umatilla Indian Reservation and unleashed a massive fireball that roared up to 500 feet into the air.
On Jan. 2, 1999, a natural gas pipeline ruptured about a mile south of Cayuse at the base of the Blue Mountains, triggering the blast that left behind a large crater and sent shrapnel flying hundreds of feet.
“It sounded like a jet engine had crashed,” remembers Chuck Sams, now the communications director for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
Fortunately, no one was hurt and no homes damaged in the accident, but for tribal officials it underscored the potential danger of fossil fuel pipelines crisscrossing the landscape where American Indians live, hunt and retain cultural resources.
Now as protesters clash with police over the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, Sams said the CTUIR knows firsthand that some utilities simply are not capable of protecting tribal resources and treaty rights.
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Dry Creek Rancheria seeks to restore Russian River tributary for fish, water supply
J.D. MORRIS THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | November 27, 2016, 4:09PM
Tucked away among rolling green hills off the road leading up to the River Rock Casino near Geyserville, a once-beleaguered creek is springing back to life.
Situated at the bottom of a slope ravaged by a landslide in the 1980s, part of the creek bed and its immediate surroundings were for years covered with asphalt and used for parking. Now, with recently planted shrubs and trees taking root, the area is a testament of what could be in store for the entire mile-and-a-half-long waterway running through the Dry Creek Rancheria and into the Russian River.
The Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians has already begun restoring one segment of the creek and applied for about $3.5 million in state grant funding to extend its work to the rest of the unnamed tributary to the Russian River. The tribe hopes to make the creek more hospitable to steelhead trout, a threatened species, while improving the health of the Russian River watershed and fortifying the water supply.
“Of course it’s important for us to be good stewards of this land,” said David Delira, the tribe’s public works manager. “Our stumbling block has always been funding.” Read more >
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. Read More>
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"
USD's Magical Season Comes to an End
USD saw its season end with a 45-7 loss to North Dakota State.
FARGO, N.D. -- The University of San Diego football team saw its magical postseason ride come to an end Saturday afternoon with a 45-7 loss to top-seeded North Dakota State University at the Fargodome.
With the loss, the Toreros finish the season with a 10-2 overall record, and they saw their nine-game winning streak come to an end. USD did however become the first Pioneer Football League school to win a postseason game, as they pulled off the greatest upset in FCS playoff history, defeating Cal Poly 35-21, this past Saturday.
"They are big, they are fast, and they tackle particularly well on defense, and they are very physical on offense as well." stated head coach Dale Lindsey of North Dakota State. "Outside of Alabama, this might be the most physical group of guys that I've seen." Read more >
Long after Rupp Arena had emptied, fans streaming through corridors in quiet resignation, Bryce Alford lingered in a corner of the 40-year-old building with his immediate and extended family.
There were hugs, handshakes and smiles all around. Alford accepted congratulations from UCLA boosters and athletic department officials before posing for a photo with his father, Steve, and brother, Kory, everyone pulling in tight. Moments earlier, Bryce Alford had held his phone high above his head, snapping a picture of the scoreboard.
The image could trigger delight for generations to come: UCLA 97, Kentucky 92. The No. 11 Bruins more than kept pace with the top-ranked Wildcats on Saturday in their first trip to this college basketball mecca. They nearly lapped them. Read more >