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first_imgDNY59/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A Native American hunter from Montana won his case at the Supreme Court on Monday, solidifying treaty rights for the Crow Tribe and overturning a state fine for poaching.In a 5-4 decision, the court sided with Clayvin Herrera in his appeal of an $8000 fine from Wyoming in 2014 for hunting elk off-season, without a license in the state’s Bighorn National Forest.The decision clarifies court precedent that historical treaty rights between the U.S. government and Native American tribes did not implicitly end when a territory became a state.Herrera argued that an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the federal government explicitly protected a right to hunt on “unoccupied lands” at any time. Wyoming claimed that the right disappeared when the state entered the union, and when the federal forest land was designated, making it “occupied.”“We disagree,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote of Wyoming’s argument in the majority opinion. “The Crow Tribe’s hunting right survived Wyoming’s statehood, and the lands within Bighorn National Forest did not become categorically ‘occupied’ when set aside as a national reserve.”Sotomayor, who was joined on the opinion by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch, invoked the court’s precedent that “Congress must clearly express any intent to abrogate Indian treaty rights.”“First, the Wyoming Statehood Act does not show that Congress intended to end the 1868 Treaty hunting right,” Sotomayor writes. “Nor is there any evidence in the treaty itself that Congress intended the hunting right to expire at statehood, or that the Crow Tribe would have understood it to do so.”As for whether a national forest constitutes “occupied” land, the majority wrote that the reserve could not be categorically considered such. But they left open the door for Wyoming to argue in lower court that a narrowly defined area in which Herrera was hunting was in fact occupied.In a dissent, Justices Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh called the majority’s reasoning “plainly contrary” to two Supreme Court precedents: an 1896 case which suggested that some Indian treaty rights extinguished with statehood, and a 1995 case which said Crow hunting rights had lapsed.“This interpretation of the treaty is debatable,” Alito wrote of the majority decision. “Even if the court’s interpretation of the treaty is correct, its decision will have no effect if the members of the Crow Tribe are bound under the… holding that the hunting right conferred by that treaty is no longer in force.”The majority concluded that a 1999 Native American treaty-rights case “repudiated” and “undercut” the reasoning in the earlier decisions from 1896 and 1995.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img The US Navy’s forward-deployed command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) pulled into Valletta, Malta, on January 19, 2018, for a scheduled port visit.During her time in Valletta, Mount Whitney is providing ship tours and enhancing relationships between the two countries.“The sailors and civilian mariners of Mount Whitney are thrilled to renew our long standing relationship with Malta,” said Captain Kavon Hakimzadeh, commanding officer of Mount Whitney.The last ship to conduct a port visit to Malta was the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) in December 2017. Mount Whitney last visited Malta in 2011.Mount Whitney is currently conducting routine training in the region in support of US national security interests in Europe and Asia. The ship recently completed a 10-month maintenance overhaul and upgrade to the shipboard computer network and command, control, communications, computers, cyber and intelligence (C4I) systems. US 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney visits Malta View post tag: US Navy January 22, 2018 View post tag: Malta Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney visits Malta View post tag: USS Mount Whitney Share this articlelast_img read more

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Back to School is over, Fall and pumpkin spice are in the air, and your members are already thinking about holiday purchases, and it’s only the end of September.  If you have a co-worker who has marked the employee break room calendar with a countdown of the number of paychecks left before the holidays, now is the time for your credit union to create holiday credit and debit usage campaigns to compete for transactions, and capture the projected increase in holiday spending this year.According to the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), Holiday Shopping Intentions Survey, nearly one third of holiday shopping started as early as August. Survey results indicate consumers will spend an average of $728 on gifts this holiday shopping season, with Millennials playing a major role in retail success by spending $554 using their debit cards or cash. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2016)–Sunday Rules, scratched out of last Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes, took on the boys for the first time in her nine-race career and responded with a rollicking 2 ¼ length win in the $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint today at Santa Anita.Trained by Phil D’Amato, the Nick Alexander homebred 5-year-old mare by Tribal Rule was ridden by Edwin Maldonado and stopped the timer for six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.42.“She’s a small filly, but she has such a long stride,” said Maldonado, who hadn’t ridden her since August of 2013 at Del Mar. “I just want to thank Phil and Nick Alexander for giving me the opportunity to get back on her…I was confident she could win this race.”The second choice at 9-5 in a field of seven, Sunday Rules paid $5.80, $4.80 and $3.80. Out of the General Meeting mare Sunday Dress, she picked up her eighth career win and with the winner’s share of $90,000, increased her earnings to $534,840.“We missed the Santa Monica because of a spider bite,” said Alexander. “Her hock blew up, but it was the spider that caused it…I know it’s (taking on males) not always something you should do and I was ready to take the blame for it, but it worked out.”“As soon as (runner-up) Raised a Secret came to her, she spurted out a length or so and I thought she’d maintain it,” said D’Amato. “Edwin got her in a great rhythm and she maintained it all the way to the wire.”Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Raised a Secret was off at 16-1 and paid $11.40 and $7.40Solid Wager rallied from last around the far turn to finish third, 1 ¾ lengths behind Raised a Secret. Off at 15-1, Solid Wager paid $5.80 to show.Fractions on the race, which were all set by the winner, were 21.61, 44.26 and 55.98.last_img read more

first_img Plans by the government are in the offing to convert lands around Hope Gardens in St. Andrew into a technology park. Story Highlights Minister without Portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry, Hon. Horace Chang confirmed that by the end of 2018, the first 300,000 square foot of space will be established to employ up to 6,000 individuals. The technology park is expected to provide additional spaces for the development of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) entities and feature a number of other high specification office spaces. Plans by the government are in the offing to convert lands around Hope Gardens in St. Andrew into a technology park.Minister without Portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry, Hon. Horace Chang confirmed that by the end of 2018, the first 300,000 square foot of space will be established to employ up to 6,000 individuals.“We know that coming to this area, companies will want to employ graduates and even post-graduate persons at competitive salaries,” he said.Dr. Chang was speaking at a Business Process Outsourcing Career Fair, hosted by the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), at the University of Technology (UTECH) in St. Andrew, on November 3.The technology park is expected to provide additional spaces for the development of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) entities and feature a number of other high specification office spaces.Through the Housing Act of 1969, the Government has been making available to developers, public lands to build out BPO spaces through public private partnerships.Additionally, Parliament recently approved the Special Economic Zone Regulations, which now enable licensed BPO developers to enjoy significant tax and customs benefits as they build out operations.“We want economic growth, we want industry and development and there must be job creation because the most important thing in overcoming poverty and realising prosperity is the creation of jobs and productivity,” Dr. Chang said.Meanwhile, turning to the need for more engineers, the Minister without Portfolio informed that the Government has already begun examining ways to ensure that all students of engineering graduate.“I have given a commitment to the Prime Minister that I will find the funding that all the current engineering [students] from the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus) and those at UTECH and the Caribbean Maritime University, who are having challenges to pay their fees, will be done,” he said.Beyond that, Dr. Chang noted that in the coming academic year the government is looking to find funding to ensure that at least “500 and ultimately 1000 students can apply to do engineering”.Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, in his remarks, informed that among the plans by the government, is the training of 10,000 students per year in preparation for the BPO industry.In furtherance of this plan, all secondary school students will be exposed to BPO fundamentals, “for customer engagement operations on a phased basis”.Approximately 2,400 students are currently enrolled in the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) in direct BPO and related courses, including: call contact centres, customer engagement operations, computer servicing and support, data operations and overall customer service.For her part, JAMPRO President, Diane Edwards, said the BPO Career Fair at UTECH is the first in a series of fairs being held and a second one will held be in Montego Bay shortly.She noted that the objective of the fairs is to help build an understanding of the BPO among young people looking for their first job opportunity; provide a forum for the 50 BPOs to speak to the youth about their ethos; and to open them up to potential job opportunities.At the career fair, students from a number of institutions were present. BPOs such as Sutherland Global, IBEX Global, Avasant and VXI Global Solutions were also present to share their experiences with interested individuals.last_img read more

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first_imgAPTN National NewsFor nearly 40 years the Friendship Centre of Montreal has provided services to the urban Aboriginal population in the city.Two months ago, however, the provincial organization suspended its membership.That means the centre now doesn’t have access to thousands of dollars in funding.The centre says the decision was political.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has this story.last_img

first_imgBy Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsIranian state-controlled television attacked Canada over its treatment of Indigenous people by using a Vancouver-based “human rights lawyer” who believes U.S. President Barack Obama visited Mars.Press TV, the Iranian state-controlled network, posted a video Wednesday under the title, “Harper govt incites genocide of Indigenous population.” The video featured an interview between a Press TV anchor and Alfred Lambremont Webre, who is identified as a human rights lawyer. A transcript of the interview was posted beneath the video.Former Roseau River chief Terry Nelson and former Dakota Tipi chief Dennis Pashe were scheduled to land in Tehran Thursday to begin meetings with Iranian officials.Press TV has regularly posted columns and news stories about Canada and its treatment of Indigenous people, but the network seems to have stepped up the pace in the lead up to the arrival of Nelson and Pashe.The interview with Webre ranks as one of the most aggressive pieces against Canada aired by the network.“We have Canada constantly accusing Iran of human rights violations; in the United Nations it has been behind several resolutions against Iran but is there anyone to question Canada’s human rights violations?” said the Press TV anchor to begin his interview with Webre.Webre responds by saying he is a legal adviser with the so-called International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State, which is run by Kevin Annett, a controversial defrocked United Church minister who has turned the Indian residential school issue into his life’s cause. Webre also said he’s involved with Annett’s group’s project to dig up a mass burial site outside former residential school in Brantford, Ont.“They have now come to light the remains of mass graves of First Nations children who were murdered as part of the residential school program,” said Webre. “That has been covered up by the current Harper administration, Harper government, and I do not call it the government of Canada; in fact, the Harper government calls it the Harper government not the government of Canada.”APTN has covered the grave site issue in the past. APTN Investigates will be airing new information on the grave site Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET.Webre also claimed he faced reprisals from the Canadian government after he appeared on Press TV to say the U.S. drone strikes in Yemen were against international law. In an interview with APTN National News, he claimed Canadian agents working with Canada Post ripped his Press TV cheques in half before delivering them to his home.“It was my belief that those cheques were torn in half as reprisals by agents of the government of Canada because of my being a war crimes correspondence for Press TV which is an agent of the government of Iran,” he said.Webre also said that this was not the first time he’s been a target of government agents. He also said he’s been under “time travel surveillance” by U.S. agents who brought a book he published in 2005 about a secret time travel program back to the year 1971.Webre’s main work, however, appears to be focused on exopolitics, which is the study of the interaction between world governments and alien civilizations. His 2005 book, Exopolitics: politics, government and law in the universe, was praised by former Canadian defence minister Paul Hellyer.“Alfred Lambremont Webre’s odyssey into the realm of life in the vast universe surrounding planet earth is indeed a fascinating journey if you read it with an open mind,” wrote Hellyer.Webre said he discovered that current U.S. President Obama visited Mars when he was 18 years-old and the U.S. has a secret military base on the Red Planet and operates a fleet of spaceships.“Since he was 18 years-old he was part of a secret CIA program and was given a 10,000 page threat-assessment of the Martian culture and he had to write an essay on that,” said Webre. “These are people who have been life-long trained in a very complex military-industrial complex.”Webre said he’s aware his research into alien life forms, secret government programs and time travel may be used to discredit his other work, including his role as an advisor to Annette’s tribunal.“Just because I am on the cutting edge of law and science doesn’t mean one cancels out the other,” he said. “Press TV doesn’t have a problem with it and they report the war crimes work I do. To me it is just a diversionary issue that I think intelligent readers will think, ‘what does that have to do with anything?’”[email protected]last_img read more