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U.S. Supreme Court
States can prosecute non-Natives for crimes against Native people on tribal lands, the nation’s highest court held in a closely-divided ruling.
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.
Navajo Nation
Tribal police departments across the country find it difficult to recruit and retain law enforcement personnel.
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.
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.
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.
Piestewa Peak
California, Idaho and Arizona rank highest among the 37 states with place names deemed derogatory to Native women.
State of the Union
President Joe Biden delivered an address that toggled between plans for tackling domestic challenges and reasserting U.S. international leadership.
Indian Child Welfare Act
The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of the highest court in the land.
Teesto Chapter
A federal appeals court ruled that a Navajo tribal citizen who held his girlfriend while he assaulted her cannot also be convicted of kidnapping.
Pinyon Plain Mine formerly known as Canyon Mine
A federal appeals court ruled that a uranium mine near the Grand Canyon can operate, even though it sits on land declared off-limits to new mining.
Fawn Sharp
Tribal governments have “a foot in the door” with the federal government but they don’t yet have a seat at the table, said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is building 200 affordable homes after receiving millions of dollars in tax credits to fund the project.
Not Your Mascot
“For 90 years, the Washington Football Team perpetuated discriminatory and racist behavior both through their use of a dictionary-defined racial slur as a team name and a false and offensive caricature of Native culture as a mascot,” said Crystal Echo Hawk.
COVID-19
Are COVID-19 tests reaching tribal and rural households? The Biden administration is being pressed to do more.
Cutter Lateral Water Treatment Plant
Residents of the Navajo Nation have lived without easy access to clean water for decades.
Guadalupe, Arizona
A mix of stigma, misinformation and bad accounting let COVID-19 run rampant through a small town that is home to a large number of Yaqui people.
Selso Villegas
Native people are 1.8 times as likely as white Americans to be booked into jail in Pima County, Arizona.
Diné College
Rodeo events have long been a part of culture on the Navajo Nation. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the tradition.
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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.
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.
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.
Oak Flat
Oak Flat, a sacred Apache place in Arizona, faces desecration from a large copper mine.
Roe Row
Protesters rallied outside the Supreme Court as the justices considered a strict Mississippi law that could lead to the reversal of longstanding abortion rights precedents.
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.
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.
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.
Joe Biden
Tribal leaders said the White House Tribal Nations Summit “shows promise” for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native people a voice in the process.
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.
Paul Gosar
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) refused to back down after posting a violent cartoon that appeared to show him and other conservatives attacking President Joe Biden and killing a liberal Democratic lawmaker.
Santa Rosa Day School
The Bureau of Indian Education will invest more than $178 million to repair aging schools in tribal communities.
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.
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.
Jonathan Nez
The Native American Voting Rights Act will set minimum federal requirements for voting on tribal lands, including early voting, mail-in balloting, ballot collecting and ID standards.