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American Indian College Fund Staff Publish Article on Role of Place and Ecology at Tribal Colleges and Universities

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 10, 2019 - 12:00am

Published April 10, 2019

DENVER — From curricula to campuses, tribal colleges and universities, which serve communities on or near Indian reservations, are rooted in Indigenous cultural beliefs. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, with Emily White Hat, Director, Strategy and National Outreach of the College Fund, have published a scholarly paper exploring how tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) incorporate tribal values and knowledge of land sustainability and ecology into their institutions, making them substantially different from other academic institutions. Both women are also members of the Sicangu Lakota nation in addition to their roles at the College Fund.

The article, titled Cangleska Wakan: The ecology of the sacred circle and the role of tribal colleges and universities, is available in the International Review of Education, 65(1), 117-141. A Digital Object Identifier, to help readers find the article more easily in print and online, is 10.1007/s11159-018-9760-8. The paper is also available at the International Review of Education website.

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NTU’s Men’s Rodeo Team Finds Momentum in Spring Season 

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 10, 2019 - 12:00am

Erik Becenti ropes his steer while Hiyo Yazzie of Mesalands Community College trails. The team finished with a time of 7.5 seconds at the NMSU rodeo on March 31, 2019.

Published April 10, 2019

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Navajo Technical University’s men’s rodeo team has found momentum in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s (NIRA) Grand Canyon Region’s spring rodeo season.  Several of NTU’s rodeo athletes have positioned themselves for a late run at qualifying to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

After NTU placed 3rdat the New Mexico State University rodeo on March 31stin Las Crucas, NM, the men’s team sits in 5thplace behind Meslands Community College, Cochise College, New Mexico State University, and current leader, Central Arizona College. Steer wrestler Jared Pino is ranked 5thnationally as is team roping header Erik Becenti, who trails Central Arizona College’s John Henry Gaona by 10.5 points for 4thplace. NTU’s other ranked cowboys include team roping header Jay Becenti (12th) and Tyson Charley (10th).

“I have a lot of talented students on my team,” explained coach Nicole Pino, who has been at the helm of NTU’s rodeo team for the last several years. “I’m proud of them all.”

Environmental Science and Natural Resources major Jared Pino dismounts his horse while competing in the steer wrestling event. Pino finished 5that the NMSU event and currently sits 5thin the NIRA’s national standings.

At the NMSU rodeo, four out of NTU’s six rodeo athletes received points moving them up in the college rodeo standings. Erik Becenti and Jared Pino each placed 5that the event, as they both chipped in 69 points each to NTU’s team standings. Pino pinned his steer with a time of 18.9 seconds, and Becenti turned in a time of 7.5 seconds with his roping partner Hiyo Yazzie of Mesalands Community College. Contributing most to NTU’s 390-point team score was the tandem of Jay Becenti and Tyson Charley, who placed 2ndin the team roping event with a run of 6.6 seconds.

“We are a small team, but we can be fierce,” stated Coach Pino, who expressed confidence in her team in closing out the rodeo season on a high note.

Header Jay Becenti turns his steer as healer Tyson Charley looks to rope the hind legs. The team finished with a run of 6.6 seconds, placing 2ndat the NMSU rodeo in Las Cruces, NM.

The final rodeo of the 2018-2019 season will be the Grand Canyon Regional Rodeo, April 19-20thin Socorro, NM. The top three finishers in the year-end standings qualify for the CNFR, which will take place in June in Casper, WY. For more information about NTU’s rodeo team, please contact coach Nicole Pino at npino@navajotech.edu.

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Waging In The Kentucky Derby: Expanding Your Betting Profit Through Winning Streaks

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 10, 2019 - 12:00am

Published April 10, 2019

It’s the horse racing season of the year and the most esteemed tournament in the United States which is the Triple Crown Series will start a few days from now. It is composed of three major legs starting of with Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2019, followed by the Preakness Stakes which will be on May 18, 2019, and concluded by Belmont Stakes on June 08, 2019.

While Preakness and Belmont are still far, let’s get to talk first the first leg which is the Kentucky Derby. This horse racing event will set the mood of the Triple Crown Series because, throughout the history of the Kentucky Derby, this is the most attended horse racing tournament out of the three. Aside from that, it is also where the favorite horses emerged and cited to might clinch the Triple Crown.

Also, aside from the fact that the Kentucky Derby is attended by strongest horse racers found across the country, horse racing fans are looking forward to the sports betting they can ultimately join. While you take part in the Kentucky Derby betting game, it is possible that might end up to have a winning streak. While you get that winning momentum, let’s give you some tips on how you can maximize your Kentucky Derby betting earnings.

Don’t Get Too Conceited

The Kentucky Derby betting game comes in different categories and if you ingest the right skill and strategy, you might be able to grow your bank account productively. For some bettors, if they experience winning too much they get too excited and overwhelmed. In this case, you might think you are already genius when it comes to betting and you may either enjoy the winning streak or end up the other way around.

If you feel you are already winning big and earning too much while you bet, keep that relaxed attitude and continue what you are doing. At the same time, don’t get so excited and conceited that you would like to bet even more as this is not a good betting attitude to wear. According to some sports analyst, a successful bettor maintains a calm attitude and do not show to a lot of people what are their emotions while they enjoy that winning streak mode.

Don’t Revise or Attempt To Change Your Approach

Every sports bettor has its own betting techniques and strategies that personally works for them. Ideally, there is no mathematical formula that every bettor can use to maintain a winning streak. They only spend ample time in studying the entries by referring to the recent Kentucky Derby odds and previous forms of every horse racers. Through this, you will be able to come up with the right betting strategy which will work to attain that winning streak.

That said, when these approaches work as you place your bets in the upcoming Kentucky Derby, you don’t need to change. Instead, continue doing it and observe a more winning betting game. Once you also maintain the winning approach you have developed, you can also show to all bettors your expertise when it comes to betting the right entry.

Do not attempt to change your betting approach as it might cut your winning streak. Dialing into the kind of approach you are applying and feeling that it’s working, that truly means you are doing well in betting. Continue doing this and feel that winning mood while you successfully grow your bankroll.

Increase Your Bets Sensibly

Once you have successfully incorporated the right approach in maintaining a winning streak betting for the Kentucky Derby, gradually increase your betting amount. In some cases, most bettors get overwhelmed in placing a huge amount of bets if they feel they win for a long time, but by the time they place that large amount they lose it. This should not be the right process you need to take as you are risking a huge amount you might lose.

In order to feel that, minimally increase the amount of bet you are going to wage. Don’t let the number of your bets determine your winning success. Don’t be tempted to ride along with your winning mood in which you are going to wage a huge amount right away. By increasing your bet amount gradually, you are securing the amount you are winning. Take note that you may earn less, but at least little by little you will be able to come up with a bigger betting profit.

Lastly, this is also the best way of managing your bank account. Betting in horse racing like the Kentucky Derby is expensive and inevitably you don’t want to lose right away what you have gained. Ideally, this is the best technique the professional bettors normally do that’s why they have been successful in any betting game.

 

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American Indian College Fund Staff Publish Article on Role of Place and Ecology in Tribal Colleges and Universities

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 9, 2019 - 6:18pm

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, with Emily White Hat, Director, Strategy and National Outreach of the College Fund, have published a scholarly paper exploring how tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) incorporate tribal values and knowledge of land sustainability and ecology into their institutions, making them substantially different from other academic institutions.

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Trump Invites State Showdown With Exec Orders On Energy

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2019 - 5:40pm
President Donald Trump will sign two executive orders Wednesday aimed at speeding up approval of energy infrastructure projects, including one that targets states' authority under the Clean Water Act to hold up pipeline projects over water quality concerns, the White House said Tuesday.

Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Haaland Introduce Legislation to Protect Chaco Canyon Area

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 9, 2019 - 5:30pm

Published April 10, 2019

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland introduced the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, S. 1079, a bill to withdraw the federal lands around Chaco Canyon from further mineral development. The bill, alongside anticipated actions from State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, would help ensure the protection of Chaco ruins and the greater landscape surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historical Park by preventing any future leasing or development of minerals owned by the U.S. government that are located within an approximately 10-mile protected radius around Chaco.

The full text of the bill can be found HERE. More information on the bill can be found HERE. A map of the proposed Chaco Protection Zone can be found HERE.

“The greater Chaco region is a New Mexico treasure. Many Tribes in New Mexico can trace their ancestry and culture to Chaco, and consider these sites sacred. But even as archeologists are making exciting new discoveries about this region – and even as Tribes and the American public speak out in overwhelming support of protecting this precious landscape – Chaco is being threatened by expanding energy development, including recently proposed leasing inside this long-standing buffer zone. I am proud of my work with New Mexico’s Pueblos and the Navajo Nation to craft this bill to provide a fundamental baseline of protection for this sacred, archaeological wonder. This legislation honors New Mexico’s history and culture, recognizing that some places are just too special to lose,” said Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

“The Chaco region holds deep meaning to New Mexico’s Pueblos, whose history and traditional knowledge live on in its thousands of ancestral sites, and to the Navajo Nation, whose lands and communities surround Chaco Culture National Historical Park. I’m proud to introduce legislation to protect the landscape nearest to the existing Park from federal mineral development. While we plan for any future energy development in the San Juan Basin, protecting these sites is something we should all be able to agree on. This is about listening to tribal leaders and all of the New Mexicans who are calling on us to preserve the integrity of Chaco’s irreplaceable resources. I will keep doing all I can to defend important cultural and religious sites and the sacred landscape of the greater Chaco region for future generations,” said Heinrich.

“This effort will preserve the greater Chaco region for generations to come. Chaco Canyon is sacred land that has been home to some of the most resilient communities in history, and it is our responsibility to protect against efforts that would destroy the legacy of the Chacoan people and other indigenous communities or harm these beautiful public lands. We must do everything possible to defend the greater Chaco area by halting future oil and gas development in the area, and I’m proud to support legislation that will further address the environmental, health, economic, and cultural needs of this region,” said Luján, U.S. House Assistant Speaker. 

“It’s important that we protect Chaco Canyon, both because it is a sacred place that should be valued the same way we value other sacred places, but also because public lands must be protected. However, time and again this special place has been put up to be exploited by big oil companies. By introducing these protections we’re going beyond protecting a beautiful piece of New Mexico, we’re recognizing the significance Chaco holds for the Native American community and to all New Mexicans. By keeping Chaco from being destroyed by the fossil fuel industry, future generations will have access to this special place,” said Haaland, the Chair of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.

Udall, Heinrich, Luján, and Haaland held a press conference call today with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, All Pueblo Council of Governors Vice Chairman J. Michael Chavarria and New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard to announce the introduction of the bill. Audio of the call can be found HERE.

The Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act would withdraw minerals owned by the U.S. government from future leasing and development that are located within the Proposed Chaco Protection Zone – which surrounds the Chaco Culture National Historical Park – protecting the remaining Chaco ruins and landscape nearest the park. The bill withdraws 316,076 acres of minerals from the 909,000 acres of the Proposed Chaco Protection Zone of oil, natural gas, coal, gold, silver and other minerals owned by the federal government. This zone represents a roughly 10-mile radius around the park in which BLM had forgone mineral leasing for a number of years during the Obama Administration, but has proposed new leasing during the Trump Administration, making this legislation urgently needed. In respecting Tribal self-determination, only minerals owned by the federal government are subject to withdrawal – excluding minerals in the area that are owned by private, state, and Tribal entities.

The full text of the bill can be found HERE. More information on the bill can be found HERE. A map of the proposed Chaco Protection Zone can be found HERE.

The Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act is supported by Navajo Nation, All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG), New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society, and Southwest Native Cultures. A list of organizations and individuals offering support for the legislation is available HERE.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said, “As Native Americans, we are connected to the land and it is important to preserve sacred places. This is not only a Navajo teaching but an acknowledgment of a way of life for all indigenous peoples. The Nez-Lizer Administration stands firmly with the All Pueblo Council of Governors in protecting Chaco Canyon. We thank Senator Udall for continuing to be a champion for Indian Country through his sponsorship of the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act.”

All Pueblo Council of Governors Chairman E. Paul Torres said, “Thank you Senator Udall and Senator Heinrich, for your leadership, and your unceasing commitment to support the efforts of our tribal nations in the preservation of the Greater Chaco Region. This land is a part of our histories as tribal nations, and holds life-affirming resources that many of our Pueblos still remember and use, as a vital part of our present identity through story, song, prayer, and pilgrimage. This landscape is a part of our past, present, and our future. Once these areas are developed, they are gone forever. We hope the reintroduction of this bill sends a strong message to Washington – that it must be understood that we will do all we can to take these resources our Creator gifted us and hand them to our children and our generations to come. We thank you Senators, the Navajo Nation, and the New Mexico State Land Office for our unified support in this movement to protect Greater Chaco.”

New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard said, “I am excited to join with Senator Tom Udall in ensuring state trust land included in the boundaries are off-limits to future oil and gas exploration. Protection of the Greater Chaco Heritage Area is critical and an important first step in respecting our tribes’ and state’s rich, cultural history.”

Mark Allison, Executive Director, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, said: “Many Chacoan sites exist outside the Park’s official boundaries, so lease sales by BLM in the surrounding area almost always mean the loss of artifacts, history, and sacred sites as well as wildlands, habitat and dark skies. This bill represents a major step forward toward permanently protecting the area’s rich cultural heritage, world-class archaeological resources and sensitive natural landscape. We are proud to stand in solidarity with the All Pueblo Council of Governors and the Navajo Nation supporting this legislation. New Mexico’s entire federal delegation acting in concert sends an unmistakable message that this serious threat requires a serious response.”

Camilla Feibelman, Director of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter said: “We must protect sacred sites, communities and cultures, and our wild and special places, which is why the Greater Chaco region must be protected from expanded fracking. We applaud Senators Udall and Heinrich and Representatives Luján and Haaland for their efforts to ensure that the Greater Chaco region and the people who live there are safeguarded from the Trump administration’s attempts to sell it off to the fossil fuel industry.”

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Congress explores legislation to protect Chaco Canyon from oil and gas development

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 9, 2019 - 4:48pm

Southwest tribes say the canyon has cultural significance that oil and gas development will destroy

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Steptoe To Close Phoenix Office As Ranks Halved By Dentons

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2019 - 4:41pm
Steptoe & Johnson LLP will close its Phoenix office as nine of the outpost's attorneys defect to Dentons, the firms confirmed Tuesday.     

Blackfeet Tribe Urges DC Circuit To Cancel Montana Oil Lease

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2019 - 3:42pm
The Blackfeet Tribe wants the D.C. Circuit to reverse a lower court ruling that reinstated a canceled oil and gas lease on Montana land sacred to the tribe, saying the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had rightly corrected course when it found that the lease it had issued was invalid.

Feds Say New Trump Keystone Permit Moots 9th Circ. Fight

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2019 - 3:34pm
The federal government has said President Donald Trump’s signature on a new permit for the Keystone XL pipeline means it's no longer necessary for the Ninth Circuit to review the invalidation of a prior permit and the court challenge to the project should be thrown out.

Wash. Tribe Says County Overstepped With Fireworks Ban

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2019 - 2:44pm
The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation are standing behind their quick-win request in litigation challenging efforts to block tribal retailers from selling fireworks, telling a federal court that a Washington county lacks authority to impose a ban.

Freelance Attorneys Are An Asset To In-House Legal Teams

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2019 - 1:15pm
With recent technological advances and a broader acceptance of flexible work arrangements, the opportunity for freelance attorneys is greater than ever, as is the value that this freelance workforce can create for companies, says Ben Levi of InCloudCounsel.

Tribal Officials Prevail In Ex-Worker's Firing Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2019 - 12:58pm
A Washington federal judge has given Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe officials and others a quick win in a suit by the tribe's former health and social services director over his firing.

Presidential task force for protecting Native children in IHS takes first steps

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 9, 2019 - 12:37pm

U.S. Attorney Trent Shores: ‘Protecting Native American children who enter the Indian Health Service system is a common sense mission.’

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Cronkite News: Congress passes Colorado River drought plan that includes tribes

INDIANZ.COM - April 9, 2019 - 12:01pm
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is a multi-state and multi-tribe agreement.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - April 9, 2019 - 11:55am

Stephanie Savoy announces her run for city council in Rapid City, South Dakota. Other Native women candidates (left to right) are Cante Heart, Ramona Herrington and Natalie Stites-Means. Not pictured is Terra Houska. (Photo-Lee Strubinger)

Record number of Native women running for office in Rapid City Tribes recovering from spring flooding prepare for more storms https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/nnn040919.mp3

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Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Let's start fixing mental health care in America

INDIANZ.COM - April 9, 2019 - 11:37am
I’ve introduced a number of bills to help provide additional help for patients struggling with mental health issues.
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'Enough is enough': Tribes endorse bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump

INDIANZ.COM - April 9, 2019 - 9:31am
With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.
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Census is less than a year away; A better count is essential for Indian Country

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 9, 2019 - 8:21am

The Census Bureau reported an official 12.2 percent undercount of American Indians on reservations, an undercount of 0.7 percent in 2000, and a 4.9 percent in 2010

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Wildlife repository in Arizona gives new life to fallen animals for ceremonial or traditional use

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 9, 2019 - 7:00am

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society partners with Arizona Game and Fish Department to help Arizona’s 22 tribes. Agencies hope to serve as a model for other state wildlife agencies

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