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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.
Phoenix Rising - Indigenous Peoples Day
Depicting history, culture and community all within one jersey couldn’t be more unique.
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.
Lake Powell at the Glen Canyon
New projections show that Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach “critically low reservoir elevations” sooner than expected, spurring experts to say that “bold actions” will be needed to change course.
Grand Canyon Bison
A planned hunt of bison in the Grand Canyon appears to be moving forward despite last-minute pleas to relocate the animals to safety.
Kyrsten Sinema
“Where are you, Senator Sinema, now that we need you?” asked activist Dolores Huerta.
Sports Betting in Arizona
With early morning fanfare, a brand new day dawned in Arizona sports history with the first full day of legalized sports betting.
Dubbing Star Wars
A long time ago on Indigenous land far, far away…
Insurrection Resurrection
Fences, cameras and barricades are back up around the U.S. Capitol as supporters of the violent January 6 insurrection return to the nation’s capital for a so-called rally.
FanDuel Sportsbook
Although legalized sports gambling is set to begin this week in Arizona, not everyone is happy.
San Pedro River
Six tribes from all regions of the country have secured victory against a Trump-era rule that rolled back protections for water.
Arizona National Guard
Math and reading scores in Arizona fell across the board last school year, as COVID-19 upended learning and led to a sharp drop in the number of students taking the tests.
Summit Trail Fire
Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.
Lela Alston and Dora Vasquez
From 2010 to 2020, Arizona had 13 extreme weather events, costing the state up to $10 billion in damages, according to the White House.
Arizona National Guard
Arizona is on pace to record its 1 millionth COVID-19 infection and health experts fear that kids in schools and the looming Labor Day holiday will only make matters worse.
Navajo Generating Station
Navajo and Hopi leaders addressed the need to move away from economic dependence on coal, but specific proposals on how to get there remain elusive.
Eric Descheenie
For opponents of Native mascots, 2021 has been a banner year. Except in Arizona.
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.