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Kellyanne Conway's tweet about Hillary's emails is coming back to haunt her
BY NICOLE GALLUCCI

FBI investigations may come and go, but tweets? Tweets are forever.
Kellyanne Conway can surely attest to this, seeing as how one of her tweets from October 2016 — back when she was criticizing Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server — has recently come back to haunt her.
FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that his agency was currently investigating Russia's attempts to interfere with the 2016 election as well as any collusion with Donald Trump's campaign, and Twitter users got to digging. Someone quickly unearthed a Conway tweet that lay dormant in the 140-character archives for months, just waiting to be revived and relevant again in Trump's America.

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Tiffany Midge: Donald Trump continues to conjure hero Andrew Jackson
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017

Donald Trump has made no secret of his admiration of Andrew Jackson, who is widely reviled as one of the worst presidents for Indian Country. But do you know what Trump is really trying to do? Poet Tiffany Midge, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has more from the White House:
President Donald Trump laid his body down and drifted into a necromantic state at the tomb of Andrew Jackson last week in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to the visit, which was planned to commemorate Jackson’s 250th birthday, President Trump consulted a witch doctor and held a séance in the Oval Office with his closest cabinet members.
A White House spokesperson said: “The president is seeking a spiritual allegiance with the seventh U.S. Indian killer…uh, I mean President. He’s been trying to conjure Andrew Jackson since before he took office. I mean, he just loves the guy! It’s a regular bro-mance, despite the fact Jackson is dead. I mean, all I can say about their relationship status is that it’s complicated.”
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Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017

Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.
While Gorsuch was being questioned in the nation's capital about his qualifications for the U.S. Supreme Court, his colleagues back in Colorado were hearing not just one but three Indian law controversies. One of them in fact was a case he mentioned more than once during his lengthy confirmation proceeding.
In writing the unanimous decision in Fletcher v. U.S., Judge Gorsuch sided with citizens of the Osage Nation as they went up against a powerful adersary. He ruled that they are entitled to a historical accounting of their trust funds by their own trustee, better known as the federal government.
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Harold Monteau: Tribal governments are abusing their own people
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017

Harold Monteau, a citizen of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, calls on Congress to take another look at the Indian Civil Rights Act to address abuse, corruption and disenrollment among tribal governments:
The U.S. Congress may have to, and maybe should, revisit the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 (ICRA) considering the abrogative behavior of tribal governments, as of late, towards their own people regarding the Civil Rights of individual Indians, and in light of the corruption being exposed by numerous U.S. Attorney prosecutions.
The lack of such rights and the use (abuse?) of the defense of Sovereign Immunity by tribal governments has become a shield to sometimes illegal activities within tribal government and as a shield when committing egregious acts against the tribe’s own people. This is especially true regarding the recent use of mass disenrollment by tribal governments to enlarge shares of “per capita” payments from Indian Gaming Revenue or to put one faction of the tribe into perpetual power.
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Pipeline

The Filth of North Dakota: The Garbage and Pollution That Was Already There
Governor and state should address the garbage within the state before blaming water protectors
Winona LaDuke • March 22, 2017

Earlier this month, Governor Burgum and North Dakota authorities peddled a story to the media about the feces and garbage runoff into the river from the Oceti Sakowin Camp, requiring their immediate attention as a public health risk. Rather ironic, since the state long ago removed all sanitation support to the thousands of people who came to live in the 14th largest city in the state of North Dakota. Forced out mid winter, thousands of pounds of food was bulldozed and tossed by federal authorities, stores for a winter camp, which might have gone to people, tents, tipis, the whole is gone. All of this to clean up after “protestors”… The spin continues in North Dakota’s corporate fed media. As Dr. Jumping Eagle explains:
“Racist biased media use this as opportunity to talk smack once again. Some empty tents and cardboard can be recycled, etc… benzene, oil, and other chemicals in the water cannot be removed. So… when it comes to trash and waste, I will take some jacked up tarps any day, over 50 – 100 years of contaminated water from oil pipeline spills and frack waste contamination. It’s too bad that Morton County doesn’t look in their own trash – maybe they would find their integrity, honesty, and humanity buried in there somewhere. They likely burned them while they were busy taking selfies with half naked freezing water protectors in cages in the background ala Guantanamo Bay and Auschwitz.”
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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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Zags win a close one against USD 96-38
At least the Toreros get to live in San Diego, right?
by Keith Ybanez@slipperyky  Feb 23, 2017, 9:10pm PST

It was not a banner night for the WCC as a power outage at Firestone Fieldhouse in the middle of the Pepperdine-Saint Mary’s game and broadcast issues throughout the Gonzaga-USD game marred the evening across Southern California. However, no such issues plagued the Zags as they rolled to a big win in the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Gonzaga got off to a very sloppy start unbecoming of the #1 ranked team in the nation, but somehow found itself up 11-0 six minutes into the game thanks to the Toreros missing their first 10 shot attempts. To maintain a shutout for that long in a basketball game is pretty astounding, and it’s a small wonder that the Zags weren’t leading by a significantly larger margin.

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NCAA Tournament: UCLA Basketball Defeats Cincinnati Behind a Ridiculous Second Half
by Mike Regalado

The UCLA Basketball team took over in the second half of their Round of 32 match up against Cincinnati to win 79-67 and move on to the Sweet 16.
The UCLA Basketball team had a ridiculous second half as they ran all over the Cincinnati Bearcats to move on to the Sweet 16.
A disrespected team that has been knocked down all season long, even by some of their own “fans”, gets snubbed by “experts” for not being as good as their talent should dictate, eventually shows their worth in a statement win and moves on to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. You know, the usual madness.
The game started as everyone expected. Cincinnati put up a fight and locked down the Bruins for 37.5% shooting in the first half.
UCLA once again was without their offense before the half and could have really been run over by the Bearcats, but Cincinnati had problems of their own, especially with 8 turnovers in the first half alone, which UCLA scored 10 points off of. It looked bleak, but it was not over. It would be ridiculous to think that.
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