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Navajo Casino

article Navajo Gaming Presents $5 Million to Navajo Nation
(10/15/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming), through a formal presentation at the start of the 24th Navajo Nation summer legislature session, gave a...
1 Article on this Issue

White Mountain Apache

article Pilot of plane downed near tribal land says leaders misrepresented his recovery effort
(10/14/2019)
(Arizona) -- The pilot of a World War II-era plane that crashed either on or near the Fort Apache Indian Reservation last year is disputing claims made by the White...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Vote

article Little-known Snyder Act helped complete the work of the 19th Amendment
(10/11/2019)
(Arizona) -- ASU professor says voting inequalities for Native Americans still exist nearly a century after Congress granted them citizenship. The 19th Amendment of the...
article Leaders say restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters
(10/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The voting rights of Native Americans in Arizona are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of...
article HOPKINS: Native American Voting Rights Need Protecting
(10/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- Native Americans were granted citizenship status in 1924 and with it the right to vote. But there have been attempts over the years curb the rights of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Tohono O’odham

article Border Wall Construction In Arizona Bulldozes Cactus Columns
(10/11/2019)
(Arizona) -- President Trump's border wall is going up between Arizona and Mexico, and it's generating controversy because of its proximity to the Organ Pipe...
article Tohono O'Odham Community College enrolls 459 undergrads
(10/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- At Tohono O'Odham Community College, 60 percent of undergraduate students are nontraditional students - age 25 or older - and 63 percent are female,...
article Border wall could destroy natural wildlife refuge in southern Arizona, environmentalist says
(9/28/2019)
(Arizona) -- There are four endangered species found in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a 500-mile federal natural reserve in southwest Arizona, which is marked by...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Things to Do on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(10/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- When Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, he brought with him genocide, discrimination, and oppression to the indigenous peoples living in...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Hemp shop anticipates selling marijuana if legalized
(10/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- Although it is not federally regulated and can be purchased by anyone over the counter off the reservation, the process for buying cannabidiol products at...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Proposals would dam Little Colorado River for hydropower
(10/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Little Colorado River cuts across the northeast corner of Arizona, emptying its waters into the much-larger Colorado River after a more than 330-mile...
article Execution Of Navajo Man Put On Hold
(10/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court has stayed the execution of a Navajo man convicted of the murder of two fellow tribal members. He was scheduled to be put to death...
article Navajo Man's Love For Outdoors Ignites Creation Of Outdoor Clothing Company
(10/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- Len Necefer grew up on the Navajo Nation, and his childhood was shaped by the outdoors. It wasn’t far from Canyon de Chelly where he said he learned...
article Execution of Navajo man convicted in 2 killings on hold
(10/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court has stayed the execution of a Navajo man convicted of the murder of a 63-year-old fellow tribal member and her 9-year-old...
article Research finds uranium in Navajo women and babies
(10/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in...
article Column: Decommissioning of Navajo Generating Station process begins - here’s what to expect
(10/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- On Sept. 19, Navajo Generating Station entered its final phase of operation. After years of discussion, negotiations, many news reports amid even more...
article Uranium miner: 'We were faced with dangers every day and not knowing the consequences'
(10/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- Tommy Reed spoke emotionally about how his health is troubled due to working at a uranium mine on the Navajo Nation. In Reed's statement before U.S. Rep...
article NTUA, Kayenta solar project chart path to the future
(10/3/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Agathla Peak area in Kayenta is home to a number of families, various plants and animals such as nímasiichilí and gah – and a solar thermal energy...
article Navajo Nation welcomes key lawmaker to reservation for uranium mining forum
(10/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- Leaders of the Navajo Nation are eager to show how uranium mining continues to affect their people as they host a key member of Congress this week.
article Two new dams near the Grand Canyon? Conservation groups call the plan 'unconscionable'
(9/28/2019)
(Arizona) -- A Phoenix company wants to build two hydroelectric dams less than five miles from the eastern border of Grand Canyon National Park, submerging several miles...
article Navajo Times get top Arizona newspaper honors
(9/28/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Herald/Review and the Navajo Times won top honors in the Arizona Newspaper Association's annual awards announced Saturday night. It was the Navajo...
article Navajo Nation Opens Second Phase Of Kayenta Solar Project
(9/27/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation completed the second phase of a large solar energy project last week. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’ll provide enough...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Oak Flat

article Forest Service to hold public hearing on Resolution Copper Mine project
(10/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The United States Forest Service will hold its final public hearing Thursday in Tempe on the next step in plans for an underground copper mine on Tonto...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Arizona Backs Out Of Purdue's Opioid Settlement
(10/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- Arizona has withdrawn from a multi-state settlement with Purdue Pharma LP that would end roughly 2,000 opioid suits brought by local governments, states and...
article Native American communities, hard hit by the opioid crisis, seek innovative solutions
(10/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- Native American advocates are seeking more funding and new ways to tackle the opioid crisis in Indian Country as overdose death rates continue to rise.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Arizona Gaming

article Construction industry update in Arizona
(10/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- Construction is proving to be one of the most reliable business sectors, and a constant source of employment throughout the U.S. . Arizona and Nevada are...
article Arizona Department of Gaming Reports Record-Setting $111.3 Million
(10/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced submittal of the agency’s annual report for Fiscal Year 2019 on September 30, 2019. This represents...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Tribal leaders to address hearing on proposed Arizona mine
(10/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders are preparing comments for Tuesday's public hearing on the possible impacts of an underground copper mine proposed for the mountains east...
1 Article on this Issue

San Carlos Apache

article Tribal Leaders to Address Hearing on Proposed Arizona Mine
(10/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders are preparing comments for this week's public hearing on the possible impacts of an underground copper mine proposed for the mountains...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Video shows cacti being bulldozed at national monument during border wall construction
(10/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- New video shows protected saguaro cacti at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona being destroyed by bulldozers preparing the site for construction...
1 Article on this Issue

Pascua Yaqui

article Man Kills 6-Year Old Boy Who He Believed Was Possessed By Demons: Report
(10/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona man has been accused of killing a 6-year-old boy whom he believed was possessed by a demon. According to AZ Central, 31-year-old Pablo Martinez...
article Arizona man accused of scalding, killing stepson in attempt to 'cast the demon out' appears in court
(10/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- Pablo Martinez, a 31-year-old man who is charged with killing his stepson by holding his head under scalding water, appeared in federal court Tuesday.
article Arizona Man Accused of Killing 6-Year-Old Son During Attempted Exorcism
(10/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona man has been charged with first-degree murder after the authorities said he killed his 6-year-old son by forcing hot running water into his mouth...
article Officials: 6-year-old dead after man tried to get 'demon' out of him near Tucson
(10/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- A 6-year-old boy who lived on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation near Tucson is dead after a man tried to exorcise a demon from him Thursday, according to...
article Pascua Yaqui child dies after father tried to exorcise demon from him
(9/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- A man has been taken into custody after he allegedly killed his 6-year-old son when he was performing an exorcism at a residence on the Pascua Yaqui...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Gila River

article Gila River community wary of ADOT I-10 widening plan
(10/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- Severio Kyyitan was awoken one recent morning by a thunderous thumping that reverberated through the walls of his home. It might be an earthquake, he...
1 Article on this Issue

Lori Piestewa

article New bridge highlights upgrades to reopened Piestewa Peak trailhead
(10/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- The city of Phoenix celebrated the grand reopening of the Piestewa Peak trailhead's new and upgraded amenities Friday morning. The event featured a...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Gaming Revenue

article Record $111M Arizona Tribal Gaming Contributions in 2019
(10/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming is reporting a record-setting total in tribal gaming contributions in fiscal year 2019. Department officials say tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

Voter Suppression

article Restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters, leaders say
(10/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- The voting rights of Native Americans in Arizona are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of...
article Congressional hearing on voting rights in AZ focuses on obstacles faced by voters of color
(10/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- Obstacles to voting in Indian Country were the dominant point of discussion Tuesday at a subcommittee hearing, which ended with a heated exchange between a...
article Navajo Nation President Calls on Congress to Enact a Native American Voting Rights Act
(10/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez was joined by Vice President Myron Lizer as he called on Congressional members to introduce and enact a Native American...
article Restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters, leaders say
(10/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- The voting rights of Native Americans in Arizona are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Ak-Chin Indian Community

article Ak-Chin Indian Community Youth Council offers leadership, service opportunities
(9/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Ak-Chin Youth Council helps young people strengthen their leadership skills and serve others while helping to preserve the traditions of the Ak-Chin...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado River Indian Tribes

article LETTER: To the Editor: Former Riverview Manager tells his side
(9/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- Editor, The recent article about the closing of Riverview Park because of deficiencies is inaccurate. The Riverview Park is just about in its 80th year and...
article Tenant alleges management and Tribes did nothing about problems in Riverview Mobile Home Park
(9/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- Rene Cooper is one of the tenants at Riverview Mobile Home & RV Park. Like all the others, she received notice from the Colorado River Indian Tribes...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Grand Canyon Skywalk

article Grand Canyon Skywalk mulling new policies after fatal jump
(9/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- Officials at the Grand Canyon Skywalk are considering whether more security is needed after a man jumped to his death. Grand Canyon West said in a statement...
article Official: Man jumps to his death at Grand Canyon Skywalk
(9/29/2019)
(Arizona) -- Authorities are trying to locate the body of a man who climbed over a safety barrier at the Grand Canyon Skywalk and apparently jumped to his death. They...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article Candlelight Vigil Shines Light on Missing, Murdered
(9/28/2019)
(Arizona) -- It was a beautiful fall evening. There was a sense of serenity about the event. People sat silently, some with heads down, some with a look of hope and...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article The Santa Cruz River starts thriving again, water supply is restored
(9/28/2019)
(Arizona) -- Cottonwood shoots along the Santa Cruz River near Mission San Xavier stand 2 or 3 feet tall. Some seep willows — members of the sunflower family...
1 Article on this Issue

Grand Canyon

article Two new dams near the Grand Canyon? Conservation groups call the plan 'unconscionable'
(9/27/2019)
(Arizona) -- A Phoenix company wants to build two hydroelectric dams less than five miles from the eastern border of Grand Canyon National Park, submerging several miles...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Competing visions: Energy development, commerce, and cooperation
(10/15/2019)
(Arizona) -- There are a lot of competing visions for the Arctic. Thoughtful governance of a developing region, added commerce (including for some more energy...
article Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Event
(10/14/2019)
(Arizona) -- In honor of Native peoples' contributions to American culture, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will host special events each weekend in...
article Professional Golfer Rickie Fowler Explores His Roots With ‘Basketball Or Nothing,’ A Look At Hoop Dreams Within The Navajo Nation
(10/14/2019)
(Arizona) -- In every sport there are highs and lows, wins and losses. But the true drama inherently lies in the pursuit of achievement. In this respect, sports are...
article ‘Indigenizing research institutions’: Two journalists honored by The American Academy
(10/14/2019)
(Arizona) -- The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is the oldest honor society in the nation. Some of its members include Indian Country’s finest: Oglala journalist...
article Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes
(10/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- Construction has begun on President Trump's border wall between Arizona and Mexico, and conservationists are furious. The massive barrier will skirt one of...
article Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes
(10/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- Construction has begun on President Trump's border wall between Arizona and Mexico, and conservationists are furious. The massive barrier will skirt one...
article Mesa global film fest features 130 movies
(10/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- More than 130 films from 30 countries will be shown this coming weekend at the first Mesa Internal Film Festival. There are six venues including Benedictine...
article Ancestral Native remains coming home from Finland
(10/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- “We were elated, but our hearts were heavy.” That was the feeling among members of the Hopi Tribe in the wake of an Oct. 2 press conference with...
article Highway Signs Honoring Arizona Native American Veterans To Be Unveiled
(10/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- New highway signs recognizing Arizona’s Native American veterans will be unveiled this weekend. Parts of state and federal highways will be renamed...
article Barry Goldwater in Indian country: Heard Museum opens up historic photo archive
(10/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- Ultimately, the most important thing about the Heard Museum’s newest photography exhibit isn’t who shot the images, but when. “Through the Lens of Barry...
article Public service with a crown: ASU alumna becomes Miss Navajo Nation
(10/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- Last month, Arizona State University alumna Shaandiin Parrish stood in front of a crowd at the annual Navajo Nation Fair and waited to learn whether she’d...
article ASU Law launches nation’s first Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance programs
(10/3/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has announced that it will be the first law school in the United States to offer...
article Native American Couture Fashion Brand ACONAV Returns to Premier Runway of the Southwest
(10/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- Native American fashion brand ACONAV, finds its place among the ranks of high-end fashion walking the runway in the Phoenix desert this fall at Phoenix...
article ASU Law launches nation’s first Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance programs
(10/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has announced that it will be the first law school in the United States to offer...
article The National Center Awarded Competitive Grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation
(10/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation...
article Arizona lawmaker introduces bill to help Native American students
(10/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona lawmaker has introduced a bill that offers vouchers to Native American students to diversify their educational options. U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs on...
article Indigenous filmmaker flexes skills with playful ad project
(10/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- A spec is a “made-up” commercial that filmmakers use to showcase their talent and potential. That is exactly what Diné filmmaker Christopher...
article Arizona filmmaker completes fitness video series focused on Native market
(9/27/2019)
(Arizona) -- When Arizona filmmaker Travis Hamilton was in the early stages of his career, the Idaho native dreamed of making feature films, telling interesting stories...
article Building a Pathway from Tribal College to Neuroscience Laboratories
(9/26/2019)
(Arizona) -- Native Americans are among the most underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences, accounting for just 0.5% of the total workforce, lower than any...
article Native American bones from Shoshone National Forest to be returned
(9/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- Human bones excavated from a 4,000-year-old burial site in western Wyoming will be returned to a Native American tribe to be determined.

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