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Florida says calendar approved before murder charges


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Proud to Be’ spot to air in seven cities during Game 3

The commercial will run in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, and ran in Miami during Game 2.

 


Patriots tight end raises money at Gillette Stadium


Police say victim was trying to break up fight
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BROCKTON, Mass. — A man has been convicted of killing a Massachusetts high school football star at a house party nearly seven years ago.

Twenty-five-year-old Andre Brewer of Randolph was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder and weapons charges after a five-day trial in Brockton Superior Court. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Prosecutors said Brewer shot 17-year-old Jose Gurley outside a house party in July 2007. Gurley was found lying in the roadway. He died about three hours later at a hospital. Police said Gurley may have been trying to break up a gang fight.

Gurley was a star player on the West Bridgewater High School football team who helped lead the team to a state championship.

Brewer was arrested in 2011 after police said several witnesses identified him. His attorney questioned the evidence.


1. Got Land? Thank An Indian!

2. Former Haskell Football Standout Inspired by Thorpe, Levi and Mills

Photo Courtesy Wade McGee - McGee coaching at Lake City High School

3. Tribute: Robert J. Conley Told Towering Cherokee Tales

One of the many books written by Robert J. Conley, who was said to be something of a Cherokee encyclopedia himself. The iconic author walked on in February 2014.

4. Beware Evil White Foods: Sinister Salty, Pycho-Sugar & Illsbury Doughboy

5. Cherokee Nation Doubling the Size of Stillwell, Oklahoma Health Center

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Cherokee Nation Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center exterior rendering by Childers Architect.

6. Fall Chinook Salmon Spawn in Record Numbers in Snake River

Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Salmon nests, known as redds, in the Clearwater River. Fall 2013 saw a record number along with an equally record number of returning salmon.

7. The Oscars’ All-Time Most Outrageous Moment—and What It Meant

Associated Press
Backstage at the 1973 Oscars: Sacheen Littlefeather holding the speech Marlon Brando had asked her to give.

8. An Oscar-Night Poem: ‘The Drone Ranger Explains Manifest Destiny’

M9-Q Reaper photograph source: Wikipedia; Lone Ranger still courtesy Disney.
An M9-Q Reaper unmanned combat air vehicle; Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger in Disney’s ‘Lone Ranger.’

1. Court Slaps Down California’s Attempt to Control Tribal Lending

2. The 10 Biggest Powwows in Indian Country

(The Spokesman-Review)

3. Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell Host Hilarious Let’s Move! Focus Group With Kids

“Come on, kids, let’s get this going; I don’t have a lot of time,” Will Ferrell says on the Let’s Move! video.

4. Chairman Colley Billie: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairman Colley Billie, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.

5. Orion Sidles Westward, Portending Spring, as Moon’s Shy Crescent Hovers

Thinkstock - A tender crescent moon even more delicate than this one will hover in the west after sunset on March 2 and 3, overlooked by blazing Jupiter.

6. ‘Bad-Ass’ Native Women in ‘Young Lakota’ Documentary Praised by UpWorthy

Young Lakota trailer screen grab/Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/65080304)

7. Halbritter Pens Op-ed on N-Word, R-Word Debate in the NFL

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8. California Governor Signs $687 Million Drought Relief Bill

Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press
The dried-out bed of Lake Mendocino, California, in February 2014. The state is gripped in its worst drought in recorded history.

Hernandez investigated after Tuesday altercation
DA seeks recordings of Hernandez s jailhouse calls

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. — A Massachusetts sheriff says former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been involved in a jail altercation.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson tells Rhode Island’s WJAR-TV that the former New England Patriots tight end had an altercation at the Bristol County House of Corrections on Tuesday.

Hodgson said he couldn’t provide much information, but told the TV station that Hernandez and another inmate are part of an internal investigation at the jail. He said Hernandez is away from the general jail population in a segregated housing unit.

The 24-year-old Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. The Boston man was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.


NFL prospect says he told teammates last fall, suffered no backlash
Michael Sam

From University of Missouri

(CNN) —Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri, publicly revealed that he’s gay Sunday, creating the possibility he’ll be the first openly gay player drafted by the National Football League.

“I came to tell the world I’m an openly proud gay man,” he said in an interview with ESPN.

He said he told his Missouri teammates in August and suffered no repercussions. He said he was surprised to discover many people in the media already knew he was gay.

“I understand how big this is,” Sam said in the ESPN interview. “It’s a big deal. No one has done this before. And it’s kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be … I want to be a football player in the NFL.”

Sam also spoke about his sexual orientation Sunday to The New York Times, saying: “I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it. I just want to own my truth.”

Sam, at 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds, starred in college football last season. Besides being first team All-American, he was named the top defensive player in the Southeastern Conference, considered the nation’s best league. Teammates named him the team’s most valuable player.

With those credentials, he’s expected to be picked in the NFL draft in May. The Bleacher Report mock draft projected him to go in the late rounds because “athletic limitations including a lack of flexibility and a lack of optimal size are concerning.”

The NFL issued a statement on Twitter on Sunday: “We admire Michael Sam’s honesty and courage. Michael is a football player. Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014.”

However, the NFL has made headlines on the issue of sexual orientation in the past. Last year, a University of Colorado player said an NFL team asked him if he liked girls and had a girlfriend.

The NFL quickly said, “Any team or employee that inquires about impermissible subjects or makes an employment decision based on such factors is subject to league discipline.”

Sam issued his own Tweet: “I want to thank everybody for their support and encouragement, especially @espn, @nytimes and @nfl. I am proud to tell my story to the world!”

Sam’s announcement comes as the federal government expands its recognition of same-sex marriages. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will issue a memo Monday that extends the federal government’s recognition of same-sex marriages, even in the 34 states that don’t consider it legal.

Other athletes have come out as gay, but they didn’t have Sam’s profile.

GLAAD, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy group, said Sam is “the latest high-profile athlete to come out as LGBT. Others include the NBA’s Jason Collins, the WNBA’s Brittney Griner, WWE’s Darren Young, UFC’s Liz Carmouche, MMA’s Fallon Fox and Major League Soccer’s Robbie Rogers.”

Of those athletes, Collins made the biggest media splash. He’s not playing in the NBA this season.

Praise poured in for Sam, who overcame a rough childhood in which one of his brothers was killed and others ended up in prison.

Sam’s head football coach at Missouri, Gary Pinkel, said: “We’re really happy for Michael that he’s made the decision to announce this, and we’re proud of him and how he represents Mizzou. Michael is a great example of just how important it is to be respectful of others, he’s taught a lot of people here first-hand that it doesn’t matter what your background is, or your personal orientation, we’re all on the same team and we all support each other.”

GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis said in a prepared statement: “By rewriting the script for countless young athletes, Michael has demonstrated the leadership that, along with his impressive skills on the field, makes him a natural fit for the NFL. With acceptance of LGBT people rising across our coasts — in our schools, churches, and workplaces — it’s clear that America is ready for an openly gay football star.”


1. The Power of ‘Thank You’ and ‘I’m Sorry’

2. Video: ICTMN’s Man on the Street: How Many Tribes Are There?

3. 5 Super Bowl XLVIII Bets: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

4. Navajo Nation Council Approves Junk Food Tax to Fight Obesity

Flickr Creative Commons/Rupert Ganzer

5. Let’s Get ‘Sirius’ About the Dog Star, Sky’s Brightest Twinkler

Yuuji Kitahara
Sirius, the Dog Star or Wolf to many cultures across time, as seen through a very modern telescope.

6. The U.S. Has Abandoned Natives

7. Officials Will Not Be Charged in Peru’s Forced Sterilization Program


Karel Navarro/AP
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori

8. Punxsutawney Phil Gets His Pre-Super Bowl 15 Minutes of Groundhog Day Fame

Via Timeanddate.com
Today the groundhog will stick his head out of the ground and, hopefully, will not run right back in.

9. Goodell Defends R-Word in Pre-Super Bowl Press Conference

Associated Press

10. Troy Eid: Violence, PTSD Are Killing Native Youth

AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Erik Hill
Chair Troy Eid, right, addresses the audience as fellow commissioners Ted Quasula, left, and Carole Goldberg of the Indian Law and Order Commission review a section of their report at the 23rd Annual BIA Tribal Providers Conference on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

11. Inside the Latest Stalled Carcieri Fix

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), left, and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) sat together during the State of the Union address last week.

12. The BIA’s Cobell Land Buy Back Plan Is a Mess

13. Peru’s Amazon Jungle: Rich, Lush and Worth Saving

Hans Tammemagi
Boating on the Rio De Madres Dios in the Amazon jungle in Manu, Peru.

14. New Mexico-Arizona Tribal Ski Programs Help to Heal America

Colleen Keane
Olympian Suzy “Chapstick” Chaffee (middle) teaches Jason and Jayla Abeyta (Ohkey Owingeh/San Juan Pueblo) how to joyfully fly like eagles on skis down Pajarito Mountain.

15. Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California: The Latest Threat to Tribal Land

16. A World Conference on Indigenous Peoples With No Indigenous?

17. Native History: ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’ Opens in Theaters

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New Zealand’s Burt Munro in 1962.

18. ‘NotYourMascot’ Trends on Twitter Over Super Bowl Weekend [37 Images]

19. Native American Fans Celebrate Seattle Win, Shocked by Denver Loss

Associated Press/Seth Wenig
A Seattle Seahawks fan celebrates as the Seahawks come up with a safety against the Denver Broncos the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

20. Coca-Cola’s ‘America the Beautiful’ Super Bowl Ad Causes Stir

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KFYR-TV News
Up to 90 percent of the homes on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation rely on propane for heating.
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