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Colorado River tribes aim to establish ‘one unified voice’ in policy talks

Those reliant on the river’s flows for agricultural, municipal and industrial use are gearing up for years of negotiation over future policies.

Governor establishes Navajo Code Talker holiday

Now every August 14, the state of Arizona will recognize the Navajo U.S Marines in World War II who created an unbreakable code.

Anniversary of first COVID-19 cases among Tohono O'odham members

According Tohono O'odham Nation Health Care in early March 2021, 1,740 tribal members had contracted the disease.

La Indita has launched a fundraising campaign to buy its own building

The Tohono O'odham-Mexican restaurant will be moving in April but hopes to stay on Fourth Avenue.

Bill would allow Indigenous students to wear cultural clothing at graduation

Advocates say after a year of protests over racial injustice, it's a meaningful change.

Conversation with Arlando Teller about transportation in tribal lands

The former Arizona state lawmaker talks about his new job in the U.S. Department of Transportation and his legacy in Arizona.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout across AZ tribal lands

Indian Health Serves lays out how the pandemic has impacted Indigenous Arizonans.

Appeals court denies emergency motion for injunction at Oak Flat

The decision comes as a nonprofit appeals a district court's ruling that denied a preliminary injunction at the proposed mine site.

Borderlands groups submit list of wall sections prioritized for removal

One of the most comprehensive outlines so far lists roughly 70 miles of wall segments across the Borderlands.

Tohono O'odham Community College has received hygiene supplies from AT&T

The community college hopes the nearly $77,000 worth of supplies helps protect students when they come back to campuses.

Forest Service rescinds environmental review for Resolution Copper proposed mine

It is unclear how the withdrawn final environmental impact statement will impact Oak Flat or the land swap.

Phoenix to dismantle Squaw Peak, Robert E. Lee street signs

Historically, “Squaw” is a slur used to describe Native American women

Navajo Nation Covid-19 cases continue to decline

Navajo Nation reports 7 new COVID-19 cases and 3 more deaths

Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias

The confirmation hearing for Native American Deb Haaland has raised questions about whether she's being treated differently

Gila River Indian Community works with AZ National Guard to vaccinate members

The tribe has administered about 10,000 doses of the vaccine to eligible community members.

Apache Stronghold files emergency appeal in Oak Flat case

As the expected date of the land swap approaches, a nonprofit fights to save an Apache religious site from becoming a copper mine.

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