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Water Warriors United
An estimated 30 percent of Navajo Nation residents lack running water and often must travel long distances to haul it back to their homes.
Leticia and Vicente Garcia
In Arizona, Native American women are four times more likely to die during birth than white women – the highest rate across the state.
Native American Connections
Incorporating Indigenous practices like talking circles into health care treatment isn’t new but has grown in significance during COVID-19.
By 1900, 20,000 children were in Indian boarding schools. By 1925, that number had more than tripled, according to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.
Shaandiin Parrish
The Navajo Nation has yet to record a single case of the Delta variant of COVID-19, but tribal citizens are being told to keep up their guard.
Kyrsten Sinema
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) repeated her refusal to end the filibuster on the same day Republicans used the maneuver to block debate on voting rights legislation.
Santa Rosa Day School
Schools, hospitals and other facilities in Indian Country need billons of dollars in investments.
Supai Grand Canyon
After hitting a 40-year low in the pandemic year of 2020, national park visitors – and their dollars – are steadily returning.
Drusilla Hobbs
COVID-19 vaccination rates have fallen sharply in Arizona, but health officials are still hopeful the state can reach a goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the population by July 4.
Tribal citizens, local residents, security experts and environmentalists say the unfinished Trump border project introduced more problems than it fixed.
crowtribe
Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Indians traveling through reservations if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or federal law, the Supreme Court ruled.
nativevote
They came with studies, they came with polls, they came with statistics. But Democrats and Republicans share little common ground on voting rights.
The Capitol after the attack
The House of Representatives voted to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, despite the opposition of 175 Republicans.
Phoenix Mural
Downtown is home to thousands of people, including one new resident who’s 45 feet tall and very hard to miss.
wearewaterprotectorsbook
“I really wanted to make Standing Rock water protectors and water protectors around the world proud,” Native illustrator Michaela Goade said of her award-winning work.
Save Oak Flat
The Sikh Coalition and the San Carlos Apache Tribe would not appear to have much in common at first glance, but they have found a shared interest in protecting sacred land.
saveoakflat
“These are things that are absolutely essential to our identity and to our spiritual health,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in seeking permanent protections for Oak Flat.
wmatcovid19
A combination of intense contact-tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals and vaccinations has helped the White Mountain Apache Tribe combat COVID-19.
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Tribes face a digital divide “as big as the Grand Canyon” and a “not even quantifiable” lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a Congressional hearing.
marlindabedonie
Native Women Running restores an Indigenous perspective to running and gives Indigenous women a platform to showcase their cultures and their passion for this ancient celebration of life.
triballeadersarizona
“Looking ahead, tribal gaming will continue to evolve,” Chairman Damon Clarke of the Hualapai Tribe said at the signing of new Class III gaming compact.
nativeveterans
When COVID-19 first struck the United States, the Navajo Nation was hit hard. Within months, infection rates across the reservation were the highest in the country.
yangindigenousicontiktok
Native people join TikTok for different reasons. But they stay for the community, for the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.
keyshawnwhitehorse
An increasing number of Natives, including Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus from the Navajo Nation, are participating in bull riding and making an impact.
jakeangeliqanonshaman
Detached from reality. That’s the way a federal judge has described a Donald Trump supporter who took part in the violent riot in the nation’s capital.
debhaaland
“The confirmation of Deb Haaland is amazing,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said after the historic vote in favor of the Pueblo trailblazer.
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“We need Congresswoman Haaland on the job without delay,” said Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians.
Copper Court
The Biden administration put the brakes on massive copper mine at a sacred Apache site, reversing course after the project was on the verge of final approval.
debhaaland
Deb Haaland was slammed with questions about the Biden administration’s energy policies at her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.
The federal government still needs to “come to terms with the right of tribal nations,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp in the 19th annual State of Indian Nations.
Klee Benally
The Environmental Protection Agency will award $220 million in contracts to clean up some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.
A federal judge is refusing to halt to the proposed Resolution Copper Mine at Oak Flat in Arizona, on land sacred to the Apache people.
christophercarrillo
From virtual consultations to mobile testing, COVID-19 has changed the way organizations provide HIV/AIDS services.
joebiden
In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden has ordered federal agencies to strengthen their tribal consultation and nation-to-nation policies.
Copper Court
“This is what this fight for Oak Flat is revealing,” said Wendsler Nosie Sr. of the Apache Stronghold. “Why can’t all Americans know they’ve met an angel at a holy place?”
pascuayaquitribe
“Water is sacred to a lot of tribes,” says Chairman Peter Yucupicio of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
marineone
In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump pardoned Republican former lawmaker Rick Renzi, who was convicted of corruption while in Congress.
hatecrimesfbi
Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.
jordanmariedaniel
The sight can be jarring: As a runner’s graceful stride brings her closer, her face comes into focus.
keepitgrand
For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon.