More Native American Stories

Efforts of Native American Students Change TUSD Stance on Graduation Wear

Student-led organizing has temporarily changed the policy to allow Native American regalia at the ceremony.

Navajos Seek Court Order to Fix Signatures on Early Ballots

A lawsuit makes an argument to count ballots that Navajos properly filled out but didn't sign.

"The War of the Worlds" Returns to the Silver Screen in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Celebrating sobriety with members of the Tohono O'odham nation; why a high school senior in Tucson wrote a book that explores his family's Indian heritage; Nostalgia for the kind of foods you just can't get anymore.

Impasse Over Who Loses Water, and How Much, Could Sink Arizona Drought Planning

A water dispute is playing out between Central Arizona cities, tribes and farms.

Court Changes Mind on Grand Canyon Mine Claim

Some say the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision may be too late.

Dozens Remain Displaced as Tohono O'odham Nation Continues Flood Recovery

Damage assessments continue days after a tropical storm came close to breaching an earthen dam.

Officials Warn Dam Could Fail and Flood Tohono O'odham Village

An earthen dam stands between a lake swollen with runoff and the community of Ali Chuk.

Supreme Court Won't Hear Bid to Overturn Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban

The court refuses to hear a challenge to a the 2012 prohibition of new mines in the area.

Hopis Asking Feds to Explore Other Options for Power Plant

The tribe's economy relies heavily on coal, which powers the Navajo Generating Station.

US Doubles Tribal Funding to Fight Violence Against Women

On some reservations, Native American women are killed at a rate more than 10 times the national average.

City Gets $1.3 Million for Tucson House, Oracle Neighborhood

HUD "planning grant" could lead to $30 million for neighborhood improvements

Despite Past Reforms, Native Women Face High Rates of Crime

Native American women have been victimized at astonishing rates, with more than half encountering sexual and domestic violence at some point during their lives.

UA Anthropologist: Native Americans Used Climate Data to Hunt Bison

Says hunter-gatherers predicted effects of grassland fires to lure animals for food.

Potential New Coal Plant Operator Offers Few New Details

The Chicago-based company said it would run the plant at 44 percent of capacity to make it more economical.

Tribe That Owns Grand Canyon Skywalk to Improve Airport

The Hualapai Tribe received five grants for airport fixes at its tourism venture.

Gun Maker Bid Provides Insight Into Navajo Nation's Aspirations

Remington turned down the tribe's offer of $475M to $525 million.

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