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Reaction strong after racist taunts aimed at Salt River Native American high school athletes
Reaction strong after racist taunts aimed at Salt River Native American high school athletes (November 1, 2019)

Racial taunts directed at a girls volleyball team from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reflect the larger societal issue of Native American oppression.


Cronkite News: Salt River man wins reprieve from life prison sentence
Cronkite News: Salt River man wins reprieve from life prison sentence (July 11, 2019)

Riley Briones, Jr. was only 17 years old when he was accused of leading a gang that 'terrorized' the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.


Cronkite News: Death of tribal officer prompts calls for ban on distracted driving
Cronkite News: Death of tribal officer prompts calls for ban on distracted driving (January 25, 2019)

Family and friends of a Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community police officer who was killed on duty are seeking a new law.


Small number of school safety grants make it to Indian Country
Small number of school safety grants make it to Indian Country (October 2, 2018)

The Trump administration announced more than $70 million in school safety grants but fewer than five went to Indian Country.


Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo
Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo (July 21, 2017)

A new report confirms that American Indians and Alaska Natives are disproportionately impacted by diabetes but Congress has been slow to renew a program helps fight the disease.


Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding
Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding (March 30, 2017)

Alton Villegas, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, offered an unusual call to action for an 11-year-old boy.


Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals
Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals (May 3, 2016)

Phoenix has an advantage over most markets because there are several Native American communities in the surrounding area, all wanting to promote their brands and with thriving casino operations to pay for it.


Salt River Pima-Maricopa youth push for ban on texting and driving
Salt River Pima-Maricopa youth push for ban on texting and driving (April 21, 2016)

The Young River People’s Council developed with the ordinance after one member saw first-hand the dangers of distracted driving.


Backer of Republican Donald Trump described Indians as 'filthy'
Backer of Republican Donald Trump described Indians as 'filthy' (April 12, 2016)

Two supporters of the leading GOP candidate expressed some interesting views about their tribal neighbors.


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community hosts $60M auto park
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community hosts $60M auto park (December 4, 2015)

The Scottsdale Autoshow will be located on 70 acres on the reservation and will house several auto dealerships and a special area for test drives.


Horses on federal forest land in Arizona were once tied to tribes
Horses on federal forest land in Arizona were once tied to tribes (September 7, 2015)

No one from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community or the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has come forward to claim the animals.


Salt River Tribe opposes removal of wild horses on federal land
Salt River Tribe opposes removal of wild horses on federal land (August 5, 2015)

The U.S. Forest Service plans to round up horses from land adjacent to the reservation.


Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Indian Affairs holds first meeting
Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Indian Affairs holds first meeting (July 31, 2015)

Six lawmakers and four tribal leaders largely focused on education for their first meeting at the state capitol in Phoenix.


Former NFL player arrested for a second time on reservation
Former NFL player arrested for a second time on reservation (July 15, 2015)

Donovan McNabb allegedly rear-ended a vehicle driven by a wife of a police officer on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona.


BIA adds five names to police officer memorial in New Mexico
BIA adds five names to police officer memorial in New Mexico (May 7, 2015)

Three officers from Alaska, one from Arizona and another in Michigan will be honored during the service.


Deadlines approaching for over $100M in land buy-back offers
Deadlines approaching for over $100M in land buy-back offers (February 24, 2015)

Landowners on five reservations in five states are facing deadlines in March and April.


Secretary Jewell kicks off Native Youth Listening Tour in Arizona
Secretary Jewell kicks off Native Youth Listening Tour in Arizona (February 9, 2015)

The head of the Interior Department will meet with youth from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Gila River Indian Community.


DOI sends $20M in land-buy back offers on Salt River Reservation
DOI sends $20M in land-buy back offers on Salt River Reservation (January 16, 2015)

Landowners have until March 6 to determine whether they want to sell their fractionated interests.


Salt River Pima-Maricopa man sentenced for shooting 2 officers
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Salt River Pima-Maricopa man sentenced for shooting 2 officers (December 5, 2014)

Micah Sobori Moquino, 20, admitted he shot one officer in the hand and another in the leg.


Salt River judge releases gang member tied to officer's murder
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Salt River judge releases gang member tied to officer's murder (October 15, 2014)

An Indian gang allegedly targeted the officer, who was killed in the line of duty in May.


Opinion: Salt River Tribe must deal with growing gang problems
Opinion: Salt River Tribe must deal with growing gang problems (September 9, 2014)

A retired police officer urges leaders of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community to take action against gangs and crime.


Authorities link slaying of Salt River officer to Indian prison gang
Authorities link slaying of Salt River officer to Indian prison gang (August 15, 2014)

The tribal police force abruptly pulled out of an anti-gang task force earlier this month.


Salt River man faces murder charge over death of police officer
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Salt River man faces murder charge over death of police officer (May 28, 2014)

Tribal member is accused of shooting officer with a rifle during a traffic stop.


Salt River Pima-Maricopa police officer killed in the line of duty
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Salt River Pima-Maricopa police officer killed in the line of duty (May 26, 2014)

Jair Cabrera was making a traffic stop on the reservation when he was shot.


Police officer on Salt River Reservation involved in shooting
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Police officer on Salt River Reservation involved in shooting (April 28, 2014)

The FBI is looking into an officer-involved shooting on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona.


Former NFL player jailed for DUI on Salt River Reservation
Former NFL player jailed for DUI on Salt River Reservation (April 18, 2014)

A former NFL player spent a day in jail for a drunken-driving incident on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona.


Non-Indian offender fights seizure of truck by Salt River  Tribe
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Non-Indian offender fights seizure of truck by Salt River Tribe (August 21, 2013)

A non-Indian offender says the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona stole his truck after he was found with drugs.


Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills (May 16, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a lengthy hearing this afternoon on six bills that addressed land issues. H.R.623, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land...


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills (May 15, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will take up six bills at a hearing on Thursday. The subcommittee will take testimony on: • H.R.623, To provide for...


Native Sun News: Prison guards watched as Indian inmate  died
Native Sun News: Prison guards watched as Indian inmate died (March 14, 2013)

The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Tony Lester Indian inmate bled to death while officers...


Lori Piestewa National Native American Games sees big crowd
Lori Piestewa National Native American Games sees big crowd (July 23, 2012)

The 11th annual Lori Piestewa National Native American Games were held over the weekend in Arizona. The event drew a large number of athletes, organizers said. The basketball tournament alone...


Law firm for Cobell case also worked on tribal trust settlements
Law firm for Cobell case also worked on tribal trust settlements (June 4, 2012)

A law firm that worked on the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement also represented three tribes that reached settlements with the Obama administration. Kilpatrick Townsend represented the Tohono O'odham...


9th Circuit orders resentencing for troubled Salt River defendant
9th Circuit orders resentencing for troubled Salt River defendant (May 29, 2012)

An Indian man with a troubled past will be given a new sentence as a result of a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Friday. William Harris, a member...


New-Times: Marijuana   still illegal on  reservations in   Arizona
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New-Times: Marijuana still illegal on reservations in Arizona (January 9, 2012)

"Under Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act, motorists with state-issued pot cards can legally transport a small amount of "medicine" in their vehicles -- but not on tribal lands. And those Native...


Salt River Tribe considers changes in roadside sign ordinance
Salt River Tribe considers changes in roadside sign ordinance (September 9, 2011)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona is reviewing its roadside sign ordinance. There are 21 billboards on the reservation. At the request of Salt River Devco, the tribe's...


Upwards of 30K in Arizona to share in $3.4B Cobell settlement
Upwards of 30K in Arizona to share in $3.4B Cobell settlement (June 27, 2011)

As many as 30,000 members of tribes in Arizona are expected to benefit from the $3.4 billion settlement to the Cobell trust fund lawsuit. Most will receive $1,800 from the...


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community installs fence
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community installs fence (May 26, 2011)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community recently installed a fence after discovering that a popular trail was encroaching on the reservation. The tribe informed the city of Scottsdale about the...


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe negotiates for outlet center
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe negotiates for outlet center (April 15, 2011)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona is in negotiations to host an outlet center. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. operates 33 outlet centers in 22 states. The Salt...


Developer plans entertainment complex at Salt River Reservation
Developer plans entertainment complex at Salt River Reservation (January 28, 2011)

A developer has signed a lease to build an entertainment complex on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona. Odysea in the Desert could include an aquarium, IMAX theater,...