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Labor & Tribes

article SCOTUS Declines to Consider Whether Tribal Courts Have Jurisdiction to Adjudicate Employment Claims
(1/22/2018)
(Arizona) -- The question of tribal jurisdiction arose when a group of current and former employees of two Arizona public school districts filed complaints with the...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIWG

article At Women’s Marches, a spotlight on missing and murdered Indigenous women
(1/22/2018)
(Arizona) -- In a sea of pink “pussyhats” worn at Women’s March events nationwide, it was the color red that stood out most for Native Americans and...
1 Article on this Issue

Congress

article Arizona government employees brace for working without a paycheck amid government shutdown
(1/21/2018)
(Arizona) -- Some government employees in Arizona may be asked to continue working without a paycheck amidst a federal government shutdown that could affect services and...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Navajo Nation President: Federal Government Should Exempt Critical Programs from Shutdown
(1/20/2018)
(Arizona) -- In light of the potential U.S. government shutdown pending the Senate’s passage of a stopgap bill to prevent the halting of funds to federal agencies...
1 Article on this Issue

White Mountain Apache

article Chairman Lupe's legacy
(1/20/2018)
(Arizona) -- This February’s White Mountain Apache tribal election will be significant. It will be the first in five decades not to have Ronnie Lupe’s name...
article White Mountain Apache water measure sidetracked by labor regulations
(1/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- A bill to provide desperately needed water-project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily last week, but instead became the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hopi Tribe

article Hopi housing complex opens in Winslow
(1/16/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribal Housing Authority (HTHA) showcased an open house of 40 new homes in Winslow, Arizona Jan. 9 that ranged from one to five bedrooms on land...
article Hopi High students learn history of Phoenix Indian School
(12/26/2017)
(Arizona) -- Phoenix Indian School (PIS) brings up a lot of different feelings for those who went there. Some recall not being allowed to practice their Native culture...
article Former Hopi chairman challenges eligibility of successor
(12/20/2017)
(Arizona) -- The new chairman of a small northern Arizona tribe entered the race despite a provision in the tribe's constitution that prohibits anyone with a felony...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo President Calls For National Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty
(1/16/2018)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye called for state and federal recognition of tribal sovereignty in addressing legislation that affect tribal nations.
article EPA settles with company to assess uranium sites on Navajo
(1/13/2018)
(Arizona) -- Federal officials have reached a settlement to have eight abandoned uranium mines assessed on the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
article Navajo president appoints economic development director
(1/13/2018)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has appointed a former member of the tribe's gaming enterprise board of directors to lead the Division of...
article NAPI board suspends CEO amid investigation
(1/13/2018)
(Arizona) -- The board of directors for Navajo Agricultural Products Industry has suspended CEO Wilton Charley pending an internal investigation. A statement the board...
article Xeroderma Pigmentosum Suddenly Arises on Navajo Reservation
(1/11/2018)
(Arizona) -- A rare disorder, characterized by some authorities as genetic, has abruptly surfaced on the sprawling Navajo Reservation in the Southwest – now...
article New Economic Development Director Named
(1/10/2018)
(Arizona) -- One week after former director Crystal Deschinny officially stepped down from the Division of Economic Development her replacement has been named. Navajo...
article New program at NAU brings Navajo culture into the classroom
(1/6/2018)
(Arizona) -- In a possible first, two Navajo school districts and the Dine Department of Education have teamed up with Northern Arizona University to bring a teacher...
article Tribe's economic development director steps down
(1/3/2018)
(Arizona) -- The director of the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development resigned Tuesday, according to a press release from the tribal president's office....
article Navajo Teacher Develops Braille System To Help Visually Impaired Read Tribal Language
(1/2/2018)
(Arizona) -- A teacher on the Navajo Nation has developed a braille system for the tribe’s language. The code is based on the English system with a few additions...
article Begaye: Factories are on their way to Navajo
(1/1/2018)
(Arizona) -- One thing Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye will long remember from this past year is standing inside one of the biggest warehouses in the world.
article Crotty, advocate for the underdog, rises to Person of the Year
(12/30/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Times names Amber Kanazbah Crotty as the 2017 Person of the Year, a title of acknowledgement for the person who embodies what was important about...
article Executive, legislative – a bickering couple
(12/30/2017)
(Arizona) -- In the remaining 12 months of the Russell Begaye-Jonathan Nez administration and the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, it’s worth considering not just who...
article Local teacher develops Navajo braille code
(12/30/2017)
(Arizona) -- As Carol Begay Green's index finger moved along the Navajo braille code she developed, she read aloud a story about a boy and his monkey. Green, a...
article 50 years ago: Worst storm of 20th Century hits rez
(12/30/2017)
(Arizona) -- It was the last week in December of 1967 and residents of the Navajo Reservation were thoroughly disgusted with the weather. Over the past 17 days, the...
article Navajo officials remember female judge as role model
(12/27/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials say Marie Roanhorse Neswood, the first woman to be confirmed decades ago as a tribal district court judge, has died. She was 85....
article Army Corps of Engineers and Navajo delegates partner for watershed studies
(12/26/2017)
(Arizona) -- On Dec. 6, Resources and Development Committee (RDC) members welcomed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Kirk E. Gibbs and his regional staff to the...
article Proposal seeks fund for Colorado ranch
(12/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking an enterprise fund to help manage the ranch the tribe purchased this fall. The tribe purchased...
article Navajo lawmakers support funding for student housing project
(12/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- Lawmakers on the nation's largest American Indian reservation are throwing their support behind an effort to provide dormitory space for Navajo students...
article Navajo Nation files lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank
(12/19/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation filed suit against Wells Fargo Bank Dec. 12, alleging that Wells Fargo engaged in a campaign of predatory and unlawful practices that targeted...
19 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Feds Immune To Claim In Ariz. Tribal Water Row, Judge Says [sub req]
(1/16/2018)
(Arizona) -- A federal judge on Friday granted the federal government’s bid to toss an Arizona water district’s claim against it in a dispute over the...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article United States Forest Service finalizes plan to protect Apache Leap; approval comes after detailed consultation with stakeholders
(1/15/2018)
(Arizona) -- The United States Forest Service has finalized plans for the Apache Leap Special Management Area (SMA) to protect the culturally significant site above the...
article Forest Service completes management plan for Apache Leap
(1/6/2018)
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Forest Service has approved a plan for managing an area outside Superior that's adjacent to a proposed copper mine. The Apache Leap Special...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Why Do We Need to Mine Uranium in the Grand Canyon?
(1/15/2018)
(Arizona) -- Havasupai elders taught us that a young woman created all the Grand Canyon’s springs, springs that flow into Havasu Creek to fill our blue-green...
article EPA settles with company to assess uranium sites on Navajo
(1/14/2018)
(Arizona) -- Federal officials have reached a settlement to have eight abandoned uranium mines assessed on the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
article Grand Canyon uranium mining ban upheld, court sides with Havasupai
(12/26/2017)
(Arizona) -- A coalition of Havasupai tribal members and environmental groups breathed a brief sigh of relief as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Fransisco,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Vote

article Groups record voting rights abuses against Native Americans
(1/15/2018)
(Arizona) -- Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don’t speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites. Native Americans say they...
1 Article on this Issue

Snowbowl

article Protecting the mountain / Despite losses in court, demonstrators oppose development on Dook’o’oosłííd
(1/13/2018)
(Arizona) -- People standing outside Hart Prairie Lodge slandered demonstrators as they marched across grounds held sacred by the Diné, Kiis’áanii, and other...
1 Article on this Issue

Glendale Casino

press release Rudy Prieto Announced as New CEO of Desert Diamond Casinos
(1/12/2018)
(Arizona) -- Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment is proud to announce the hiring of Rudy Prieto as its new Chief Executive Officer. His appointment follows an...
1 Article on this Issue

Grand Canyon Skywalk

article Grand Canyon West launches zipline attraction
(1/9/2018)
(Arizona) -- Grand Canyon West opened a new zipline attraction last week allowing visitors to soar 1,000 feet above the floor at speeds of up to 50mph.
article Open Now: New Zipline At Grand Canyon West Lets Adventurers Soar More Than 2,000 Feet Amid Epic Scenery
(1/5/2018)
(Arizona) -- Grand Canyon West continues to add new experiences to thrill the more than 1 million guests who annually visit the West Rim of one of the World's Seven...
article Hualapai tribe plans to open zipline on western rim of Grand Canyon
(1/2/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Hualapai Tribe is expanding tourist offerings at the west rim of the Grand Canyon. More than 1 million people a year visit Grand Canyon West, outside...
article Hualapai Tribe To Install A Zip Line At The Western Rim Of The Grand Canyon
(12/27/2017)
(Arizona) -- A zip line is coming soon to the west rim of the Grand Canyon. The Hualapai Tribe is planning to install a pair of zip lines that will send guests nearly...
article Tribe plans to open zip lines at west rim of Grand Canyon
(12/27/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Hualapai (WAHL'-uh-peye) Tribe is expanding tourist offerings at the west rim of the Grand Canyon. More than 1 million people a year visit Grand...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article PEMBER: The Midwives’ Resistance: How Native Women Are Reclaiming Birth on Their Terms
(1/8/2018)
(Arizona) -- Aboriginal or indigenous midwifery is seeing a resurgence as conventional health-care policies in hospital and clinics perpetuate an environment in which...
1 Article on this Issue

Arizona Gaming

article Casino Del Sol renovates and relocates Paradiso Lounge
(1/5/2018)
(Arizona) -- The all-new Paradiso Lounge is officially open. Casino Del Sol, The Sol of Tucson, has a brand-new Paradiso Lounge. The property has relocated the music...
article Along the Gila: Apache Sky Awards Grant
(12/18/2017)
(Arizona) -- It was on April 1 of this year that the new Apache Sky Casino began operations in Dudleyville. It began in prefabricated buildings, but the preparation of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Tohono O’odham

article Memorial construction to mark Tucson shooting anniversary
(1/5/2018)
(Arizona) -- The city of Tucson will mark the seven-year anniversary of the mass shooting targeting former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords that left six people...
1 Article on this Issue

Bears Ears

article Native tribes unite in prayer run to support Bears Ears National Monument
(1/2/2018)
(Arizona) -- On Dec. 26, indigenous youth members of the Diné, Hopi, Pueblo, Apache and Ute Nations united for a 195 mile prayer run in support of Bears Ears National...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article New Arizona State assistant tweets link to gambling website
(12/29/2017)
(Arizona) -- A member of new Arizona State coach Herm Edwards' coaching staff tweeted a video of himself Friday morning with a link to the gambling website...
article Sun Devils assistant Antonio Pierce to cut ties with gambling site
(12/29/2017)
(Arizona) -- Arizona State's compliance office has determined that new linebackers coach Antonio Pierce's promotional work with a sports gambling information...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

DOI

article Arizona’s national monuments spared, for now
(12/19/2017)
(Arizona) -- Four national monuments in Arizona under review for elimination or boundary changes by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke did not make the recommended...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Three Arizona restaurants recognized with James Beard Awards
(1/22/2018)
(Arizona) -- Three Arizona restaurants won the James Beard Award that looks at locally-owned restaurants and designates them as American Classics. El Chorro Lodge, El...
article 'I Love Having A Bed:' New Permanent Supportive Housing Opens In Central Phoenix
(1/18/2018)
(Arizona) -- Flute music floated on the brisk morning air in the courtyard of a new supportive housing community for the formerly homeless in Central Phoenix Thursday....
article Recall effort started against Chairman Patch and Tribal Council members
(1/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- Two members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Tim Stevens Welsh and Amber Van Fleet, have taken out recall petitions against Tribal Chairman Dennis Patch...
article BLOG: Limitations Period Doesn't Apply to Tribal Claim for Mismanagement of Trust Funds
(1/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- A decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Jan. 5, 2018, has important implications for breach of trust claims involving tribal trust funds. Most...
article $100M, 350-room resort with an indoor water park to open in Talking Stick Entertainment District
(1/17/2018)
(Arizona) -- A growing chain of family-oriented hotels is building a location near Scottsdale in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Talking Stick...
article Everybody in the pool: Great Wolf Lodge to open hotel with indoor water park in Arizona
(1/16/2018)
(Arizona) -- Arizona is getting its first resort with an indoor water park. Great Wolf Resorts is a growing chain of popular family hotels that debuted in the Midwest...
article 12 News 'Must Eats': Kai is Native American inspired fine dining
(1/15/2018)
(Arizona) -- Menu items include cactus, Sassafrass and cotton candy... but it's not in the dessert. Needless to say, if you head to Kai, you can count on a very...
article Camelback Pointe offers permanent supportive housing for homeless
(1/15/2018)
(Arizona) -- More than 22,000 people in Maricopa County don’t have a place to call home, according to the 2016 Annual Homelessness Report by the Arizona Department of...
article Kai is Native American inspired fine dining
(1/15/2018)
(Arizona) -- From A to Z, 12 News is featuring Arizona's must-eat restaurants in a month-long series of tasty adventures. Our culinary journey has taken us to the...
article Casino Arizona prepares for 20th anniversary
(1/15/2018)
(Arizona) -- This year, Casino Arizona, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), will celebrate its 20th anniversary. As part of the...
article Birth Cohort Study to continue, expand with new grant
(1/14/2018)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Birth Cohort Study, which was about to wrap up this year, was awarded a $4.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, which will not...
article New owners of Yavapai Downs plan to restart horse racing in Prescott Valley
(1/14/2018)
(Arizona) -- Real-estate investment and development company JACOR Partners has purchased Yavapai Downs in Prescott Valley for $3.22 million, with plans to return horse...
article Globe's Robert Burries Jr., pride of Apache tribe, reaches 2,000-point milestone
(1/13/2018)
(Arizona) -- Globe junior point guard Robert Burries Jr., added another milestone to what has been a meteoric hoops rise on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. He...
article Arizona man turned camera on injustices of Native Americans
(1/11/2018)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona man celebrated for the humanity that was showcased in his photographs of people across the Colorado Plateau and the world has died. John Running...
article Partnership group buys Yavapai Downs
(1/11/2018)
(Arizona) -- A partnership group that includes a real-estate company in Phoenix and Kentucky Downs part-owner Corey Johnsen have purchased Yavapai Downs in Prescott,...
article Chelsey Luger: The cradleboard is making a comeback among tribal families
(1/10/2018)
(Arizona) -- There are strollers and swings, high chairs and play yards, vibration seats and musical floor mats. When it comes to devices for holding and transporting...
article Casino Del Sol renovates and relocates Paradiso Lounge
(1/6/2018)
(Arizona) -- The all-new Paradiso Lounge is officially open. Casino Del Sol, The Sol of Tucson, has a brand-new Paradiso Lounge. The property has relocated the music...
article Raytheon, University of Arizona Work to Drive Native-American Student Interest in STEM
(1/2/2018)
(Arizona) -- A Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) employee resource group is collaborating with the University of Arizona on a program that seeks to provide science, technology,...
article Book documents deadly campaign against Apaches
(1/2/2018)
(Arizona) -- Historian John Welch’s study of the conflict between the Apache and settlers in the mountains of Eastern Arizona is a campaign marked by murder and...
article Turf Paradise putting an end to phone betting
(1/2/2018)
(Arizona) -- Turf Paradise in Phoenix will suspend phone betting by Arizona citizens on its races as of Jan. 9, citing the cannibalization of its ontrack handle and...

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