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Donald Trump's Justice pick opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was forced to admit that he opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians as he went before the Senate for his confirmation hearing as Attorney General for Republican president-elect Donald Trump.
During his opening remarks to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Sessions veered from his prepared statement and said a number of his colleagues educated him about Indian Country. Specifically, they told him that the Department of Justice hasn't been doing enough to address violence against Native Americans.
"In our meetings over the past weeks, you have had the opportunity to share with me and your relating to the department from unprosecuted crimes on tribal lands, a matter that is greater than I had understood," Sessions told the committee.

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Dakota Access executive confirms crude already placed in pipeline

Oil is already going into the Dakota Access Pipeline even though the final portion of the controversial project remains in limbo.
In a sworn declaration filed in federal court, a top Dakota Access executive did not detail exactly where the oil has been placed. But vice president Joey Mahmoud said it was near Lake Oahe in North Dakota.
"Crude oil has been placed in a portion of the pipeline leading up to Lake Oahe in anticipation of completing the pipeline and commencing full operation," Mahmoud said.
Additionally, Mahmoud said "entry and exit holes" have already been created on both sides of Lake Oahe. A "pilot hole" for a drill that will go under the Missouri River also has been "initiated and executed" up until property managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he told the court.
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Disenrollment epidemic affects dozens of tribes across the nation

The disenrollment epidemic is the subject of a lengthy feature in The New York Times Magazine.
According to professor David Wilkins, upwards up 9,000 people -- including deceased individuals -- have been removed from their tribes in the last two decades. By his count, 79 tribes in 20 states have engaged in disenrollment activities.
But getting someone to do something about it has been troublesome. The federal courts remain extremely reluctant to intervene in "internal" tribal matters and the Bureau of Indian Affairs almost always avoids getting involved except in extremely high-profile disputes.
“It would be like Oregon saying to Washington, ‘You’re not managing your affairs properly,’' Ron Allen, the chairman of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, told writer Brooke Jarvis for the story.
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Trump national security spokeswoman Monica Crowley to forgo post amid plagiarism charges
Updated: JANUARY 17, 2017 — 8:11 AM EST
by John Wagner, Washington Post

Monica Crowley, recently appointed by President-elect Donald Trump to a key national security communications job, said Monday that she would relinquish the post amid multiple allegations of plagiarism.
Crowley, who has been named senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council, said in a statement that "after much reflection," she had decided to remain in New York and "will not be taking a position in the incoming administration."
"I greatly appreciate being asked to be part of President-elect Trump's team and I will continue to enthusiastically support him and his agenda for American renewal," Crowley said in the statement, in which she made no mention of the plagiarism charges.
The publisher of a 2012 book by Crowley said last week that it will stop selling copies until she addresses allegations of plagiarism. Crowley, a conservative pundit, is also under fire for allegedly plagiarizing passages in her PhD dissertation at Columbia University.
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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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USD falls to No. 19 Saint Mary's 72-60
Brett Bailey led the Toreros in scoring with 19 points

Moraga, Calif. -- The USD Toreros battled hard but came away with a 72-60 loss against the No. 19 ranked Saint Mary's Gaels. Senior Brett Bailey paced the Toreros with 19 points, while Tyler Williams just missed out on a double-double with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Saint Marys' (12-1, 2-0 WCC) was paced by center Jock Landale with 14 points and 9 rebounds.
The Toreros got off to a fast start in jumping out to a 9-2 lead. Juwan Gray capped off his early 5 points with a three-pointer at the 15:55 mark. After a brief Saint Mary's rally, the Toreros pushed ahead to a 14-9 lead when Tyler Williams scored on a put-back off a Frank Ryder miss with 10:45 to go. The Gaels answered with 5 straight points before Olin Carter III buried a long three to just beat the shot clock buzzer to make it 17-14 with 8:36 left.
Saint Mary's made back-to-back threes to go up 22-19 with 7:01 left. Guard Joe Rahon made the first from the top of the key, while Tanner Krebs converted his third trey from the left wing.
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UCLA Basketball: Bruins Remain at #4 In the AP Poll
by Mike Regalado1 day ago

The UCLA Basketball team stayed put in this week’s AP Poll as they remain the #4 ranked team in the nation.
After a home sweep over Cal and Stanford, the UCLA Basketball team (16-1, 3-1) remained the 4th best team in the nation according to the voters of the AP Poll.
It was thought that the Bruins would rise after #1 Villanova lost by eight points to the then-#18 Butler Bulldogs. The Wildcats only dropped two spots in the Top 25 and are #3 in front of the Bruins.
Last week, after UCLA lost to then-#21 Oregon, the Bruins also dropped two spots. The rub here is that UCLA were close to a win, but lost on a last second shot by Oregon’s Dillon Brooks.
Say what you will about any east coast bias, but the Bruins are still one of the top teams in the nation. UCLA got back on track to their dominating ways after they destroyed Stanford on Sunday, 89-75.
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