tag: arizona

Selso Villegas
Native people are 1.8 times as likely as white Americans to be booked into jail in Pima County, Arizona.
Navajo Nation
Many tribal nations did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs was told.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a roundtable discussion on January 12, 2022.
Oney Roubedeaux
Indian boarding schools were established in the 19th and 20th centuries with the primary objective of assimilating Native youth by denying the use of their languages, dress and other cultural aspects.
Diné College
Rodeo events have long been a part of culture on the Navajo Nation. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the tradition.
Navajo Nation
Tribal communities are once again seeing an explosion in COVID-19 cases following the busy holiday season and as a new and highly contagious variant brings upheaval to Indian Country.
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Cahokia in Phoenix, Arizona, touts itself as the first modern Indigenous art and social space owned by women.
Pregnancy Vaccinations
As of December 4, only 17.8% of pregnant people in the U.S. were fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
The Growing Tree
Families nationwide may have seen the last – for now – payment under an expanded child tax credit program that advocates say has been a “game changer” for low-income families.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
COVID-19 Vaccinations with the Navajo Nation
“Native people are resilient, resourceful, kind, and most of all hopeful,” a sign on the Navajo Nation reads.
Wildcat Den
“It’s like the heart of the Navajo Nation here,” coach Francine McCurtain says of basketball on the largest reservation in the United States.
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Districts with predominantly Native voters are targets as states start redrawing boundaries.
Oak Flat
Oak Flat, a sacred Apache place in Arizona, faces desecration from a large copper mine.
jakeangeliqanonshaman
The so-called “QAnon Shaman” who based his persona on a twisted view of Native beliefs is preparing for a possible appeal for his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Arizona
Just minutes before her high school graduation, Dakotah Harvey was told to remove the eagle feather from her mortarboard or she would be escorted out of the ceremony and her diploma would be withheld.
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A bipartisan bill to enable the Seminole Tribe to exercise greater control over its lands has finally become law.
jakeangeliqanonshaman
The self-described ‘QAnon Shaman’ who became the face of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in the assault.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 1364, H.R. 1975, H.R. 2088 & H.R. 4881
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for a legislative hearing on November 17, 2021.
Paul Gosar
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) will no longer serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he regularly objected to efforts to protect tribal territories.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting and Legislative Hearing
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider pending legislation and receive testimony on four bills.
Paul Gosar
Democrats continue to press for action against Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) for a violent cartoon video that appears to show him attacking rival politicians.
Santa Rosa Day School
The Bureau of Indian Education will invest more than $178 million to repair aging schools in tribal communities.
Indian Health Service COVID-19
The Indian Health Service has begun rolling out COVID-19 vaccines for youth as the coronavirus continues to have an outsize impact on Indian Country more than 18 months into the pandemic.
U.S. Capitol
Congress has given final approval to a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that’s been a key part of President Biden’s agenda.
Nicolle Gonzales
When Nicolle Gonzales gave birth to her three children in a hospital setting, the care felt routine and mechanical. It led her to start the Changing Woman Initiative for Native mothers.
H.R.4881 - Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.4881, the Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act, on November 1, 2021.
U.S. Capitol
Seven Indian Country bills, affecting tribal homelands, federal recognition and urban Indians, are slated for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting on the Native American Child Protection Act and an oversight hearing titled “Voting Matters in Native Communities.”
Cocopah Tribe - West Nile Virus
With Arizona’s healthy monsoon and an explosion of mosquito-borne West Nile virus cases, the Cocopah Tribe is working with local officials to create an effective shield against the disease.
Glenn King and Cuyler Frank
History was made as two citizens of the Navajo Nation broadcast a college football game in the Dine language for the first time.
Sunrise Ceremony at Oak Flat
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Apache Stronghold v. United States, a sacred sites case, on October 22, 2021.
Oak Flat
The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
Phoenix Rising - Indigenous Peoples Day
Depicting history, culture and community all within one jersey couldn’t be more unique.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts a legislative hearing on October 5, 2021.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is getting back to work with a legislative hearing.
Sophia Marjanovic
A Native woman is speaking out after a video showing her confronting Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) has drawn millions of views, and sparked outrage, on social media.
MMIW Bike Run USA
“There are probably few American Indians that haven’t been touched by MMIW,” said Patricia Hibbeler, chief executive officer for the Phoenix Indian Center.
Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target.