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How What Happened Here In Charlottesville Was Inevitable
The college town is reeling from violence and death and experts say the next white nationalist rally could be worse.
By Christopher Mathias, Andy Campbell

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The ground underneath the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert Lee in Emancipation Park Saturday night was littered with evidence of President Donald Trump’s cultivation of the far right: protest signs with messages like “The Jewish Media Is Going Down,” “The Goyim Know” and “We Support President Donald Trump.”
Only several hours earlier here, white supremacist demonstrators and counter-protesters had engaged in open combat for hours. The sounds of screams had mixed with the sounds of people coughing, their lungs full of mace. Tear gas canisters and rocks and full water bottles and bags of feces flew through the air. Blood stained the sidewalk.
A few blocks away at the intersection of Fourth Street and Water Street Saturday night, police collected evidence from where a 20-year-old white supremacist named James Alex Fields Jr. had allegedly plowed his car into marching counter-protesters, sending bodies flying. A 32-year-old paralegal named Heather Heyer was killed and at least 19 others were injured.
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How an Iroquois Chief Helped Write the U.S. Constitution
History has largely forgotten Canasatego, the Iroquois chief who eloquently introduced American colonists to the federalist ideas that would shape their government.
MIKE LEE - 08.13.17 12:00 AM ET

In 1744 date, the Iroquois chief Canasatego addressed a treaty conference between the American colonists and the six-nation Iroquois Confederacy. The two groups had met in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to iron out disputes over colonial trespassing on Native American territory and to forge an agreement whereby the Iroquois would ally with the colonists against the French. In his speech, Canasatego introduced the colonists to the federalist ideas that bound the disparate tribes into unity: it was a bond that encouraged unity, especially in matters of defense, even as it supported the independence of each tribe when it came to self-government. Though often ignored by historians, this philosophy strongly influenced the founding fathers who crafted the documents that defined America a few decades later. And, as Senator Mike Lee points out in this excerpt from his new book,Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Governmentnone of those luminaries was more swayed by Canasatego than Benjamin Franklin.  

It seemed to Benjamin Franklin that he had arrived back in the colonies from London just in the nick of time. Less than 24 hours after his return to Philadelphia in March 1775, he found himself appointed—by a unanimous vote of the Pennsylvania Assembly— as a state delegate to the Second Continental Congress. The following month, at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts, a shooting war had broken out with Great Britain.
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‘This article is so spectacularly ignorant’ Reaction to former judge’s Thunder Bay editorial
National News | August 10, 2017 by APTN National News Attributed to: | 10 Comments
Ashley Brandson
APTN National News

A contentious article written by a former Manitoba judge and published this week in a Thunder Bay paper has angered people across the country because it hits on all the misconceptions Canadians have about Indigenous peoples.
“System that rewards Status Indians is spectacularly unfair,” wrote Brian Giesbrecht in his 500-word article. “A person with Indian Status might never have to pay income tax and can pass this million dollar exemption on to their descendants.”
“This article is so spectacularly ignorant,” said Niigaan Sinclair a professor of Native studies at the University of Manitoba when contacted by APTN National News.
“Indigenous people don’t get free education. It’s that Indigenous peoples have access to education at the post secondary level in relation to an exchange that Canadians of Indigenous peoples have shared through an agreement called the Treaties.
“And the treaties are an agreement in order to share land and benefit each other equally.
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Treaties

Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets
What does the word “Treaty” mean to most Americans?
By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji- Stands Up For Them)

Let’s put a hat on the word “treaty.”
Nearly every dictionary describes it as, “an agreement or arrangement made by negotiation; a contract in writing between two or more political authorities (as states or sovereigns) formally signed by representatives duly authorized and usually ratified by the lawmaking authority of the state; a document in which such a contract is set down.”
The treaty making process between the Indian nations and the United States of America was stopped shortly after the huge treaty meeting that took place at Fort Laramie in 1868. Several Indian nations were on hand to “negotiate” the treaties that became known throughout Indian country as The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.
Representatives of the several tribes of the Great Sioux Nation were there to negotiate away millions of acres of land, but were they “duly authorized” representatives? Tasunka Witko (Crazy Horse) and his followers were not present.
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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: Football Picked to Win PFL; Toreros Recognized
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
For the seventh consecutive year, the University of San Diego football program has been picked to win the Pioneer Football League regular-season race in a recent preseason vote of the league's coaches.
San Diego, winners of the 2016 PFL regular-season title and who advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs, again received the coaches' nod to win the 2017 PFL title. The Toreros were chosen just ahead of Dayton in polling dominated by the two teams. San Diego and Dayton combined to receive all available first-place votes and claimed all but two of the possible second-place votes (coaches could not vote for their own team). 
The Toreros, who finished with a final national ranking of No. 19 in 2016, received nine first-place votes and a lone second-place vote to finish with 99 of the maximum 100 points possible. Dayton earned two first-place votes and eight second-place votes, finishing with 92 points
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The ugly truth about major college football
UCLA football star Josh Rosen has spoken an embarrassing truth about how major college football programs make it impossible for players to be real students.
His comments are backed up by documented labor statistics.
But until the fans speak up and truly protest, nothing will change.
Jake Novak@jakejakeny
Published 22 Hours Ago

The hottest college football controversy right now isn't a debate over who's the preseason No. 1 team, or who has an inside track to the Heisman Trophy. No, the latest buzz is whether the term "student athlete" is real, or just a cruel punchline.
UCLA star quarterback Josh Rosen ignited this controversy Tuesday in a Q & A session with the popular fan website Bleacher Report. Here's the sentence that set things off:
"Look, football and school don't go together. They just don't. Trying to do both is like trying to do two full-time jobs."
Rosen's comment cuts to the core of the supposed trade-off college athletes make when they agree to play for very profitable sports programs, but for no actual pay: They get a free education in return for sacrificing their time and bodies to bring in fans, as well as merchandising money.
But if the "education" part of that deal is a sham, or at least impossible to attain even if college football players make a decent effort to study and play, then that deal is a fraudulent one.
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