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Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge Sen. John McCain in 2016 race (05/27)
Both have favorable records on Indian issues but both support a controversial copper mine on a sacred Apache site.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Navajo Nation leader makes right call on Grand Canyon (05/26)
The Navajo Nation desperately needs jobs and economic development — real economic development, as opposed to a destructive fantasy.

Filed Under: Education
Chemehuevi Tribe to reopen elementary school on reservation (05/26)
Students from kindergarten to fifth grade will no longer have to board a ferry to get to school in Arizona.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Tribal traditions put to use for battle against substance abuse (05/20)
Sweat lodges are a part of the recovery program at Native American Connections in Phoenix, Arizona.

Filed Under: Law | National
Pascua Yaqui Tribe hosts Violence Against Women Act training (05/20)
The Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training was held in conjunction with the Bureau of Indian Affairs earlier this month.

Filed Under: Law | National
Police officers on Navajo Nation often go out on patrol alone (05/19)
The tribe only has 30 officers on duty at any one time to serve a reservation that's the size of West Virginia.

Filed Under: Education | National
Chickasaw Nation astronaut meets with Hopi Tribe students (05/19)
John Herrington spent 13 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes in space as part of a 2002 mission to the International Space Station.

Filed Under: Education
Navajo Nation Head Start teachers receive master's degrees (05/18)
Samantha Johnson, Rolanda White and Percilla Shortman graduated from Arizona State University as part of collaborative program with the tribe.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
New Navajo Nation leader won't pursue Grand Canyon project (05/14)
President Russell Begaye said he doesn't support the Grand Canyon Escalade and never did.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of Navajo Nation (05/13)
It took longer than expected but the Navajo Nation finally has a new leadership team.

Filed Under: Education | National
A record 10 Pueblo students earn doctoral degrees in Arizona (05/12)
The students received Ph.D's in Justice Studies and Social Inquiry from Arizona State University.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Rob Williams: Marijuana generates a buzz in Indian Country (05/08)
At least as long as the Obama administration is in charge at the Department of Justice, tribes that want to grow and sell the drug only have to meet the same guidelines as states that have opted for full- or partial-legalization of marijuana.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Water conference in Arizona focuses on tribal perspectives (05/08)
The Gila River Indian Community is hosting the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center conference next month.

Filed Under: Environment
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe demands action on uranium mill site (05/07)
A community on the Utah portion of the reservation sits just three miles downwind from a uranium mill whose corporate owners are in a court fight with another tribe.

Filed Under: Law | National
BIA adds five names to police officer memorial in New Mexico (05/07)
Three officers from Alaska, one from Arizona and another in Michigan will be honored during the service.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Incoming president of Navajo Nation prepares for inauguration (05/05)
Russell Begaye will be sworn into office in a ceremony in Fort Defiance, Arizona, on May 12.

Filed Under: Environment
Fort Mojave Tribe still waiting for cleanup plan at sacred site (05/04)
An energy company contaminated the sacred Topock Maze with chemicals, some of which also seeped onto the reservation.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Marathon on Navajo Nation draws large number of participants (05/04)
The course runs through the Arizona and New Mexico portions of the reservation.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Navajo Nation's zoo helps provide eagle feathers to members (04/30)
Going through the National Eagle Repository takes years but the tribe is able to reduce the wait through a special program.

Filed Under: Education | Environment
Kaibab Paiute Tribe welcomes designation as 1st dark sky nation (04/23)
The tribe has established quality outdoor lighting policy and rehabilitated existing lighting on its reservation on the Arizona-Utah border.

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