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$220M Available to Small Businesses to Clean Up Navajo Uranium Mines

The funding comes from a $1.7 billion settlement from a company that mined the region.

Arizona Senate Votes to Form Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Arizona House and Senate passed HB 2570, a bill that would align data collection between city, state and tribal law enforcement.

Arizona Tribes Challenge Permit for Open-Pit Copper Mine

A complaint, jointly filed in U.S. District Court by the Tohono O'odham Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Hopi Tribe, is challenging the permit issued to Rosemont Copper Company.

Navajo Nation President Proclaims Renewable Energy Top Priority

The proclamation comes days after the tribal council voted to drop its bid for the West's largest coal-fired power plant.

Agency Collecting Animals Killed by Cars, Poachers for Tribes

The state's wildlife agency is helping Native American tribes looking for animal parts for cultural and religious use.

Trump Administration Proposes Defunding Tribal College Scholarship Program

The program survived last year's proposed cuts, but it's on the table again this year.

Navajo Nation Company Ends Bid to Buy Power Plant, Mine

Negotiations with the Navajo Generating Station owners came to a halt over who would be responsible for cleanup.

Tohono O'odham Police Seize 43K Fentanyl Doses

Tribal police led a task force that resulted in three arrests and the seizure of pills valued at over $700,000.

Utah Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Shrink Monuments

The move is in response to Obama's use of the Antiquities Act to set aside 1.35 million acres for Bear's Ears National Monument.

Indian Child Welfare Act Case Heads to Appeals Court

Tribes, states and the agency overseeing Indian affairs are urging that the law be upheld.

Arizona House Moves Forward on Bill for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The state House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would investigate cases of missing and murdered indigenous women in Arizona.

Tribal Leaders: Law Enforcement Understaffed, Underfunded

Navajo, Hopi and San Carlos Apache leaders have asked a House subcommittee for more funding.

Sonoran Desert Inspires 'Next Generation' Researchers To 'Shake Things Up'

NGen, created around nine years ago, brings together multi-disciplinary researchers who share a passion for the region.

Army Corps to Approve $2B Rosemont Copper Mine Project

Native American tribes oppose the project over concerns it would damage ancestral homelands.

Government Watchdog: EPA Lacks Superfund Data for Tribal Sites

Sites in the Southwest include abandoned uranium mines and unlined landfills.

Arizona Lawmaker Accused of Endangering Colorado River Drought Plan

A Gila River Indian Community leader says proposed legislation threatens the tribe's water rights.

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