tag: arizona

White House Tribal Youth Forum
Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.
Ballot drop box in Arizona
A federal judge set new limits on groups watching ballot drop boxes, ordering them to stop confronting and filming voters, to stop carrying weapons near the boxes and to correct voting misinformation on their social media.
Ballot drop box in Arizona
Some places are trying to make it easier to vote. But intimidation tactics are sprouting up.
Nick Myers
Republican Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Nick Myers claims financial assistance to tribal nations is “foreign aid.” PolitiFact checks the facts.
Mark Kelly and Blake Masters
Democratic Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly continued to widen his fundraising lead over Republican challenger Blake Masters, who still trailed the incumbent despite heavy spending by outside conservative groups.
Powwow Dancer
Join host Shawn Spruce as he checks in with Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations around the country.
Yaamava' Resort & Casino
California voters will decide between two competing sports betting measures — a struggle that underscores a divide among tribal nations.
Bryan Newland and Fawn Sharp
Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.
Rob Rosette
Tribal leaders and friends are paying tributes to Rob Rosette, a noted Indian law practitioner.
Dakota Beavers
A star of the hit film Prey wants to find out the “truth” about his supposed tribal ancestry. But Hollywood studios don’t share the same commitment.
Oak Flat
The fight to protect a sacred site from development is once again back in court as defenders of Oak Flat try to stop a huge copper mine on Apache territory.
The Road to Healing
Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies.
Jonathan Nez
The Navajo Nation is receiving its first doses of the Monkeypox vaccine as experts and providers in Indian Country respond to the latest public health threat.
Protect Oak Flat
A long-running political, legal and environmental dispute over a copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
San Carlos Apache Tribe Officials, 3rd LAR honor fallen Marine with building dedication
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Michael A. Noline was killed in action in Operation Desert Storm.
Jonathan Nez and Chad Abeyta
President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation has a new running mate as he seeks a second term in office. His rival, meanwhile, made a historic announcement of his own.
Teacher Health
There’s a widespread and growing mental health crisis among U.S. teachers – a problem so grim that many are leaving the field.
'You Matter'
Among racial and ethnic groups, Native people face the highest rates of suicide in the United States.
Sean Sherman
Indian Country’s most celebrated chef is facing calls for greater accountability after hiring a domestic violence offender.
Damon Clarke
Getting access to Colorado River water is “the only feasible solution” for the Hualapai Tribe, Chairman Damon Clarke said.
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 4104, S. 4439 & H.R. 5221
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on three bills on July 20, 2022.
Women March
Rain couldn’t stop an estimated 1,500 activists from marching to the White House in what was called an “uprising to protect abortion rights.”
2016 Navajo Code Talkers Day
The Navajo Code Talkers Museum is breaking ground on a permanent facility to honor the tribal citizens who served in World War II.
Arizona Vote
Voting rights advocates welcomed the Biden administration’s decision to challenge Arizona’s strict new voter ID law that federal officials called a “textbook violation“ of the law.
Vivek Murthy
Doctors, nurses and other health care workers across the country have reached crisis levels of burnout, prompting the U.S. surgeon general to urge employers to review workloads and take further steps to address well-being.
St. Mary's, Alaska
With over $13 billion on the table, the Biden administration is making sure tribes get access to historic levels of funding for infrastructure in Indian Country.
Dilkon Medical Center
With his administration sounding the alarm on health worker burnout, President Biden’s pick to lead the Indian Health Service is up for a long-awaited confirmation hearing.
Navajo Nation
Tribal police departments across the country find it difficult to recruit and retain law enforcement personnel.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes is joining a group that is small yet growing — Native women who serve on the federal bench.
Linderman Dam
The Biden administration is investing $29 million in infrastructure funds on dam safety in Indian Country.
Retirement Community
Arizona’s at the leading edge of a national trend, with Alzheimer’s cases expected to see double-digit percentage increases as the population ages.
Pioneer Fire
Tribal forestry officials are watching the landscape, and Native firefighters are already on the scene at several hot spots, trying to contain wildfires.
Burrowing owls’ habitat losses have wildlife experts working to relocate them
Despite federal protections under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, burrowing owls remain threatened by land development.
U.S. Border Barrier between California and Mexico
Democrats and Republicans presented very different views of human trafficking and how to address the problem at hearing in the nation’s capital.
San Pedro River
Two Arizona waterways landed on an annual list of the top 10 “most endangered” rivers in the United States.
Jonathan Nez
Jonathan Nez, the incumbent president of the Navajo Nation, kicked off his re-election campaign over the weekend.
Bald Eagle
A new study found that almost half of bald eagles and golden eagles across the United States suffered from chronic lead poisoning.
Navajo Nation
Indigenous people across the globe are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.
Water Tribes
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took testimony from tribal leaders whose communities are in dire need of infrastructure and revenue.