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Grand Canyon

article Peoria woman identified as visitor killed after falling 200 feet at Grand Canyon's South Rim
(4/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- A visitor who fell 200 feet to her death at the Grand Canyon's South Rim on Tuesday has been identified as a Peoria woman, officials said. Cynthia...
article 70-year-old woman falls to her death from Grand Canyon's South Rim
(4/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- A 70-year-old woman fell 200 feet to her death at the Grand Canyon's South Rim on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Grand Canyon National Park rangers...
article Spring an ideal time to visit Grand Canyon’s South Rim
(4/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- Visiting Arizona’s Grand Canyon is either on your bucket list already or ought to be. If you choose to visit its popular South Rim, the best times to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Navajo Nation Wins Appeal in Indian Child Welfare Act Case
(4/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Court of Appeals ordered a new hearing Thursday over the guardianship of a 6-year-old child who is subject to the Indian Child Welfare Act. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Arizona Gaming

article Arizona ranks toward bottom for excessive gambling, survey says
(4/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Despite tribal casinos and proximity to Las Vegas, Arizona ranks low when it comes to excessive gambling. Arizona is the sixth least gambling-addicted state...
article Man sentenced for casino robbery
(4/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- On April 15, Ryan Pearson, 32, of Payson, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan M. Brnovich to five years in prison followed by three years of...
article Ranking Arizona: Top 10 casinos for 2019
(4/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- Here are the Top 10 casinos in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive...
article Man sentenced to prison after stealing $650,000 from Mazatal Casino in Payson, Arizona
(4/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- A Payson man was sentenced to five years in prison for last year's armed robbery of $650,000 at Mazatal Casino, according to federal officials. Ryan...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Colorado River Indian Tribes

article ‘Warn the people you love;’ couple raises awareness of drugs and violence on the CRIT reservation
(4/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Raymond Meza and Phyllis Rayes Robledo are two people on a mission. They want to end the substance abuse and violence that plague the Colorado River Indian...
article Casino owner said to cancel regatta
(4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Laughlin River Regatta is reportedly dead in the water. Word spread like wildfire Wednesday night through the Tri-state after Golden Entertainment, the...
article Western Arizona Tribal Members Told to Boil Water Before Use
(4/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- Residents of the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation in western Arizona are being advised to boil their water before using it. That's after a water...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article ‘Warn the people you love;’ couple raises awareness of drugs and violence on the CRIT reservation
(4/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Raymond Meza and Phyllis Rayes Robledo are two people on a mission. They want to end the substance abuse and violence that plague the Colorado River Indian...
1 Article on this Issue

Ak-Chin Indian Community

article Big Win in Water Rights Fight
(4/22/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Kilpatrick Townsend Native American Team achieved a significant victory for longtime firm client the Ak Chin Indian Community (Community), resulting in...
article Look inside Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino after major renovations, expansion
(4/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino near Maricopa recently debuted its new look after three years of construction. The casino, part of Caesars Entertainment Corp. (...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Gila River

article Gila River Hotels & Casinos will attempt Guinness records for Bingo
(4/22/2019)
(Arizona) -- Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Gila River Hotels & Casinos is marking the momentous occasion in a big way with an attempt to break two Guinness World...
article Jesus humbled Himself in washing feet, Bishop Nevares tells parishioners at Gila River mission
(4/20/2019)
(Arizona) -- Jesus’ humility was on full display with the act of washing the Twelve Apostles’ feet during the Last Supper, said Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A....
article Racing school auction depends on what’s in a name
(4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- The internationally renowned Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving could be under new ownership by May if a big question can be answered to the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Supreme Court

article Justices Pass On Slip-And-Fall Suit Against Navajo Casino (sub req)
(4/22/2019)
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a challenge to a Tenth Circuit ruling that determined a personal injury suit against a Navajo Nation-...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Utah utility crews bring electricity to Navajo homes
(4/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- After a recent snowstorm, thousands of Utahns faced the frustration of living without electricity for a few hours. But imagine living like that all the time...
article Navajo Nation Council confirms attorney general nominee
(4/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- A lawyer with more than a decade of experience working in tribal governments has been confirmed as attorney general for the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation...
article Storytelling gives Navajo poet a way to 'glitter'
(4/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- The acronym DOWM is a trope many scholars of Western canon are familiar with. It refers to the argument that the body of literature, music, philosophy and...
article Federal officials hear Navajo priorities at Tribal Interior Budget Council
(4/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer, Speaker Seth Damon and members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council met last week with the U.S. Department of...
article Navajo Nation requests Congress restore federal scholarship funding
(4/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer today voiced concern about the Trump Administration’s proposal to eliminate...
article Nez reflects on first months in office, launches new initiative
(4/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- The State of the Nation address from Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez mixed reflection about the first 100 days in office with an outlook for the coming...
article Navajo Nation Proclaims April as Sexual Abuse, Harassment Month
(4/15/2019)
(Arizona) -- When first lady Phefelia Herbert-Nez and second lady Dottie Lizer took up their new positions, they also established a list of priorities. Among them were...
article Former Navajo Nation official sentenced in theft case
(4/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- A former manager of the Navajo Nation's Tuba City Chapter has been sentenced to jail time and probation in a theft case. Priscilla Littlefoot had...
article Navajo Nation Embraces Renewable Energy As Era Of Coal Power Comes To An End
(4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- The 2.25 gigawatt coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in Arizona has provided electricity to customers in Arizona, Nevada, and southern California since...
article In the land of coal, Navajo Nation looks to renewable energy
(4/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi tribes have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the West’s largest coal-fired power plant, and both...
article In the land of coal, Navajo Nation looks to renewable energy
(4/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi tribes have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the West’s largest coal-fired power plant, and both...
article Coal’s Days in Navajo Country Are Numbered
(4/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- Before the arrival of the U.S. Army in the mid-1800s, four mountains marked the boundary of the Navajo’s ancestral homeland. Today, the tribe could...
article Navajo Nation goes green
(4/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- For almost an entire century, coal has been a lynchpin of the Navajo economy. But after a series of coal plant closures, the tribe is now looking at more...
article On The Navajo Reservation, Turning From Coal To Renewables
(4/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi have fought hard to hold on to coal. Three generations have worked for the West's largest coal-fired power plant, the Navajo Generating...
article On The Navajo Reservation, Turning From Coal To Renewables
(4/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the the west's largest coal-fired power plant, the Navajo...
article Navajo Look Toward Renewable Energy
(4/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- Three generations of Navajo and Hopi have worked for the West's largest coal-fired power plant. The tribes have relied heavily on its revenue. But now...
article Justice Day in Shiprock celebrates Navajo Nation court system
(4/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation Judicial Branch employees here recognized the tribe's court system by providing information to community members about the courts during...
article Navajo Nation in mourning after body of 4-year-old missing girl is found
(4/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Navajo Nation are mourning the loss of a 4-year-old girl who went missing on the Utah portion of the reservation last month. Anndine Jones...
18 Total Articles on this Issue

Hopi Tribe

article Hopi Appeals Court Denies Challenges Against Tribal Chairman
(4/20/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Appellate Court has upheld the dismissal of two cases that alleged the tribal chairman was improperly seated. Timothy Nuvangyaoma has been chairman...
article Hopi appeals court denies challenges against tribal chairman
(4/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Appellate Court has upheld the dismissal of two cases that alleged the tribal chairman was improperly seated. Timothy Nuvangyaoma (new-VONG'-...
article Hopi High journalism teacher nominated for state teacher award
(4/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Stan Bindell, media teacher at Hopi High School, has been nominated for the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association (AIPA) Forest R. Martin Award, the top...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Arizona Tribes Accept Cuts to Water Allocation from Lake Powell
(4/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- For decades, the tribal population of Arizona has been involved in agriculture, and as everyone knows, large scale agriculture requires massive quantities...
article Experts say Arizona tribes’ role in drought negotiations marks turning point for inclusion
(4/15/2019)
(Arizona) -- Sprouting through the cracked floor of the Sonoran Desert, tepary beans thrive in the dry heat and carry with it centuries of resilience from the indigenous...
article Cronkite News: Indian Country leaders support permanent water settlement fund
(4/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- Tohono O’odham Chairman Edward D. Manuel testified Thursday that lack of water has been killing crops and livestock – and, essentially, the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Fort McDowell

article We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center earns AAA Four Diamond Award
(4/14/2019)
(Arizona) -- For the 14th consecutive year since it opened its doors in November 2005, the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center has received AAA’s prestigious...
1 Article on this Issue

NCAIED

press release Nike's Native American & Friends Network Partners With National Center to Provide Employment Resources for Indian Country
(4/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- The National Center, Nike's Native American & Friends Network and UNITY come together to co-host event introducing new Native Edge portal at the...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Tribes challenge final permit for toxic open‐pit copper mine on sacred lands
(4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and Hopi Tribe filed a complaint in U.S. District Court today challenging the U.S. Army Corps of...
article Arizona tribes challenge permit for open-pit copper mine
(4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- Three Native American tribes went to court Wednesday to oppose a planned open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona. A complaint, jointly filed in U.S....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article OP/ED: NCAA Tournament experience transcends other sporting events
(4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- The NCAA Tournament is one of the best events in American sports. It’s proof that everyone adores watching amateurs compete in high-stakes competition...
1 Article on this Issue

Tohono O’odham

article Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Opt for Park Assist PGS
(4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino located in Glendale, Arizona.
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article Two-Spirit: Meet the Native Americans embracing their LGBT+ tribe members
(4/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- The sound of drums, singing and prayers marks the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon. Marchers carry the flags of the United States and...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Navajo Nation President Nez Calls for the Creation of a Navajo Food Policy
(4/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez recently had the honor of being a guest speaker during the annual Diné Bich’iiya’ Summit at Diné College in...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Indian country has sharp reaction to burning of Notre Dame Cathedral
(4/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Native American Indian Country’s reaction is sharp when it comes to the destruction of sacred sites; all sacred sites. While Indigenous sacred sites...
article ADOT, Tribes Launch Forum on Transportation Issues
(4/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- To strengthen working relationships with American Indian tribes, who are key stakeholders in the state highway system, the Arizona Department of...
article ADOT, Tribes Launch Forum on Transportation Issues
(4/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- To strengthen working relationships with American Indian tribes, who are key stakeholders in the state highway system, the Arizona Department of...
article Unsolved homicides cause unease on Hopi reservation
(4/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Hopi lives matter. Native American lives matter. Hopi Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma emphasizes this when he speaks, but he doesn’t believe the federal...
article OP/ED: We can’t overlook underage opioid use
(4/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo County may be one of the more rural areas of Arizona — 42 percent of the county’s 9,953 square miles is Native American reservation land — but don’t...
article Native Nation: Immersive New Play About Issues Facing Indigenous People
(4/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Native Nation, a new work by Sicangu Lakota playwright Larissa FastHorse, provides a rare theatrical glimpse into issues facing native people in Arizona....
article South Phoenix Wildlife Refuge Home To Feather Conservatory For Native Americans
(4/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- A south Phoenix wildlife center is home to a program to help Native Americans from across the country safely obtain bird feathers and carcasses for...
article Ancient mystery or a hoax? Archaeologists investigate rare find at Lake Powell
(4/20/2019)
(Arizona) -- Is it a remarkable discovery or a clever hoax? A hiker in southern Utah has found what appear to be old Spanish coins possibly dating back to the time of...
article Former employee sentenced for Payson casino robbery
(4/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- A former employee of Mazatal Casino was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after officials said he used a firearm to rob his workplace last July. Ryan...
article Arizona senator co-sponsors health bill, addresses wildfire issues, education funding
(4/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) spoke to the Navajo-Hopi Observer about priorities affecting northern Arizona, including rural healthcare, wildfire prevention...
article The Indian Mesa: Commanding Views at Native American Fortifications in the Wild West
(4/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Indian Mesa site is a historic area located in the wild and rugged Arizona landscape. With its spectacular views and, of course, its association with...
article Arizona Wildlife Agency Collects Animal Remains for Tribal Groups
(4/14/2019)
(Arizona) -- Native American tribes in Arizona often require animal skins, bones or other body parts for cultural and religious uses. The Arizona tribes now have a new...
article Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners
(4/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery...
article Necropsy reveals brutal shovel beating of Mexican gray wolf
(4/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- A report obtained by an Arizona-based environmental group reveals the severity of injuries suffered by a Mexican graywolf that was trapped and beaten with a...
article What the drought contingency plan means for Arizona Native communities
(4/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- Seven states including Arizona have already agreed to the drought contingency plan after months of negotiations between local, federal and tribal leaders....
article Casino gives area charities $26,000-plus
(4/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- Rim Country charities give to area residents in need throughout the year. This month, they were the beneficiaries thanks to the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino...
article Tribe member, HIV survivor completes L.A. Marathon
(4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- On Sunday, March 24, San Carlos Apache Tribe member Isadore Boni completed his first Los Angeles Marathon (26.2 miles). According to Boni, he has run eight...
article Havasupai tribal member sentenced to 8 months in jail for assaulting officer
(4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- A member of the Havasupai tribe was sentenced to eight months in jail for kicking a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer in the face. According to a news...
article Wildlife repository in Arizona gives new life to fallen animals for ceremonial or traditional use
(4/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society have partnered with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to give animals a second reason for their existence....
article Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino completes multi-million-dollar expansion
(4/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Ak-Chin Indian Community and Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, part of Caesars Entertainment and the state’s only tribal casino to have an international...

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