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Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home
Education | National
Cronkite News: Most Native families aren't speaking their own languages at home (August 10, 2017)
Families in more than half of Native American homes in Arizona now speak only English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona
Environment | Law | National
Cronkite News: Tribes win decision in water rights dispute in Arizona (June 15, 2017)
A federal appeals court agreed with two tribes who challenged plans to divert water from the Gila River in Arizona.

Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups
Law | National | Politics
Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups (March 21, 2017)
Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad challenge on the historic law.

Interior Department highlights achievements of Cobell buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Interior Department highlights achievements of Cobell buy-back program (November 1, 2016)
With the presidential election only a week away, the future of a major Indian land effort hangs in the balance.

Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention
National | Politics
Tribal leaders and advocates slam Donald Trump as NCAI opens annual convention (October 11, 2016)
The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 73rd annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

Cronkite News: Arizona tribes support bill to protect sacred sites
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Arizona tribes support bill to protect sacred sites (September 8, 2016)
Tribes, archaeologists and Rep. Raúl Grijalva are seeking to designate more than 84,000 acres curving along the Gila River in Arizona as a national monument.

Gila River Indian Community continues fight against new freeway
Environment | Law
Gila River Indian Community continues fight against new freeway (September 1, 2016)
The Arizona tribe says the South Mountain Freeway will destroy one of its most sacred sites.

Cronkite News: Fight erupts over reclaimed water on reservation in Arizona
Environment | Health | National
Cronkite News: Fight erupts over reclaimed water on reservation in Arizona (August 16, 2016)
A deal to trade drinking water for reclaimed water has been the source of a months-long battle on the on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona.

Gila River Indian Community weighs options after losing Indian Child Welfare Act case
Law | National
Gila River Indian Community weighs options after losing Indian Child Welfare Act case (August 15, 2016)
A conservative group that want to invalidate the landmark Indian Child Welfare Act is representing the non-Indian foster couple in the dispute.

Gila River Indian Community enters $43M agreement to sell water
Environment
Gila River Indian Community enters $43M agreement to sell water (August 9, 2016)
The tribe agreed to sell water to the city of Chandler, Arizona, for 100 years.

Five tribes donate over $500K for Democratic party's convention
National | Politics
Five tribes donate over $500K for Democratic party's convention (June 30, 2016)
The tribal contributions were significant because they represented about half of the total that was raised in May for the upcoming meeting.

Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay
Business | National | Politics
Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay (May 19, 2016)
Concerns about unique issues in Indian Country and lack of consultation were glossed over by the Obama administration.

Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals
Business | National | Sports
Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals (May 3, 2016)
Phoenix has an advantage over most markets because there are several Native American communities in the surrounding area, all wanting to promote their brands and with thriving casino operations to pay for it.

Supreme Court won't hear Indian blood quantum and race case
Law | National
Supreme Court won't hear Indian blood quantum and race case (April 25, 2016)
Damien Zepeda, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, will continue to serve a lengthy prison sentence for a crime he committed in 2008.

Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems
Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court case prompts spirited defense of tribal judiciary systems (April 19, 2016)
A brief that tried to raise doubts about courts in Indian Country is being called an attack on sovereignty and self-determination.

Final brief sent to Supreme Court in Indian blood and race case
Law | National
Final brief sent to Supreme Court in Indian blood and race case (April 12, 2016)
A member of the Gila River Indian Community who is serving a lengthy prison sentence is hoping the nation's highest court won't see him as an 'Indian.'

Bureau of Indian Affairs inches forward with school construction
Education | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs inches forward with school construction (April 11, 2016)
It's taken more than a decade but the Obama administration finally cleared the way for 10 new school campuses along with another deserving facility.

Supreme Court petition presents blood quantum and race issues
Law | National
Supreme Court petition presents blood quantum and race issues (March 28, 2016)
A member of the Gila River Indian Community who is serving a lengthy prison sentence is hoping the nation's highest court won't see him as an 'Indian.'

Gila River Indian Community sues over health care for veterans
Health | Law | National
Gila River Indian Community sues over health care for veterans (March 24, 2016)
A provision in the Affordable Care Act requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to reimburse tribes for care provided to veterans who are eligible for services at a VA facility.

Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Indian Affairs holds first meeting
Politics
Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Indian Affairs holds first meeting (July 31, 2015)
Six lawmakers and four tribal leaders largely focused on education for their first meeting at the state capitol in Phoenix.

Former NFL player arrested for a second time on reservation
Law | Sports
Former NFL player arrested for a second time on reservation (July 15, 2015)
Donovan McNabb allegedly rear-ended a vehicle driven by a wife of a police officer on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona.

Appeals court clarifies 'Indian' status test for criminal defendants
Law | National
Appeals court clarifies 'Indian' status test for criminal defendants (July 9, 2015)
A member of the Gila River Indian Community will continue to serve a lengthy sentence -- 90 years and three month -- for a shooting and assault that occurred in 2008.

Editorial: Gila River Indian Community to blame for highway path
Law | Opinion
Editorial: Gila River Indian Community to blame for highway path (July 2, 2015)
The best way to avoid altering South Mountain would have been to route the highway through the Gila River reservation.

Gila River Indian Community files suit to protect sacred place
Environment | Law
Gila River Indian Community files suit to protect sacred place (June 30, 2015)
The South Mountain Freeway would cut through the South Mountains over the tribe's objections.

Water conference in Arizona focuses on tribal perspectives
Environment | Law
Water conference in Arizona focuses on tribal perspectives (May 8, 2015)
The Gila River Indian Community is hosting the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center conference next month.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks owners for buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks owners for buy-back program (March 19, 2015)
The tribe is home to the second-most highly fractionated reservation in the nation.

Arizona conference focuses on tribal e-commerce opportunity
Business | Education | Law | Technology
Arizona conference focuses on tribal e-commerce opportunity (February 10, 2015)
The Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is sponsoring the event.

Secretary Jewell kicks off Native Youth Listening Tour in Arizona
Education | National | Politics
Secretary Jewell kicks off Native Youth Listening Tour in Arizona (February 9, 2015)
The head of the Interior Department will meet with youth from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Gila River Indian Community.

Gila River Indian Community set to launch television service
Technology
Gila River Indian Community set to launch television service (January 15, 2015)
The Gila River Broadcasting Corporation will air tribally and Native-produced content.

Tribes receive $1.2M in Sovereignty in Indian Education funds
Education
Tribes receive $1.2M in Sovereignty in Indian Education funds (October 24, 2014)
The money will help the tribes take greater control of Bureau of Indian Education schools on their reservations.

Gila River Indian Community to see $77.6M from Cobell buy-back
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Gila River Indian Community to see $77.6M from Cobell buy-back (August 29, 2014)
Responses are due October 10, the Interior Department said in a press release.

DOI extends $100M in Cobell buy-back offers on two reservations
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
DOI extends $100M in Cobell buy-back offers on two reservations (August 28, 2014)
The offers went out to more than 4,000 landowners on the Gila River Indian Community and on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

Gila River Indian Community mourns loss of first female leader
National
Gila River Indian Community mourns loss of first female leader (August 26, 2014)
Mary Thomas served two terms as the tribe's governor and twice as lieutenant governor.

Judge Humetewa hands down sentence in Indian child abuse case
Law
Judge Humetewa hands down sentence in Indian child abuse case (August 25, 2014)
A man from the Gila River Indian Community pleaded guilty to injuring an infant.

Vernon Masayesva: Coal-fired power plant harms Hopi people
Opinion
Vernon Masayesva: Coal-fired power plant harms Hopi people (July 14, 2014)
Vernon Masayesva, the founder of the Black Mesa Trust, questions a settlement that allows a coal-fired power plant to keep operating.

DOI enters Cobell buy-back agreements with three more tribes
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
DOI enters Cobell buy-back agreements with three more tribes (May 29, 2014)
Coeur D’Alene Tribe, Umatilla Tribes and Gila River Tribes are latest to sign agreements.

Notah Begay's foundation backed out of Navajo golf tournament
National | Sports
Notah Begay's foundation backed out of Navajo golf tournament (April 14, 2014)
The Notah Begay III Foundation backed out of a golf tournament whose lead sponsor was the Original Americans Foundation.

USDA Blog: Arizona tribes using water wisely to live off the land
Environment
USDA Blog: Arizona tribes using water wisely to live off the land (March 10, 2014)
Kirk Hanlin of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service visited three tribes in Arizona.

Gila River Indian Community saw eight youth suicides in a year
Health | National
Gila River Indian Community saw eight youth suicides in a year (March 10, 2014)
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona saw eight youth suicides over the course of the year, a situation that's all too common throughout Indian Country.

9th Circuit to rehear case over defendant's 'Indian' status
Law | National
9th Circuit to rehear case over defendant's 'Indian' status (February 12, 2014)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a dispute over a criminal defendant's Indian status.

9th Circuit   determines defendant doesn't meet 'Indian' status
Law | National
9th Circuit determines defendant doesn't meet 'Indian' status (September 20, 2013)
A defendant's tribal enrollment certificate isn't enough to prove he is an Indian for purposes of federal law, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Apology sought for Twitter post about Tohono O'odham leader
National | Politics | Technology
Apology sought for Twitter post about Tohono O'odham leader (July 25, 2013)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) is demanding an apology from a Washington, D.C., attorney for a Twitter post about Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr.

Editorial: Gila River Indian Community  puts end to freeway talk
Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Gila River Indian Community puts end to freeway talk (July 11, 2013)
Newspaper calls for controversial highway to proceed without the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona on a route that affects a sacred site.

Beneficiaries in Arizona in line for Cobell consolidation funds
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Beneficiaries in Arizona in line for Cobell consolidation funds (June 19, 2013)
Indian beneficiaries in Arizona are in line for millions of dollars from the land consolidation portion of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement.

9th Circuit to resolve tribal membership issues in crime cases
Law | National
9th Circuit to resolve tribal membership issues in crime cases (April 19, 2013)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to reconsider two decisions involving the "Indian" status of criminal defendants. In US v. Zepeda, the court held that a "certificate of...

Gila River man pushes controversial  highway development
Business | National
Gila River man pushes controversial highway development (March 25, 2013)
A member of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona is trying to convince fellow landowners to agree to a controversial highway. Joseph Perez wants to develop a new city...

Gila River Indian Community continues to debate highway plan
Law | Politics
Gila River Indian Community continues to debate highway plan (February 21, 2013)
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona continues to debate a highway that could run through the reservation. One group of tribal members supports the highway and has collected enough...

9th Circuit ruling reduces long sentence for 'Indian' defendant
National
9th Circuit ruling reduces long sentence for 'Indian' defendant (January 25, 2013)
A decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals could end up reducing a lengthy sentence for a member of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona. Damien Zepeda was...

9th Circuit reverses conviction over  Indian status of defendant
Law | Federal Recognition
9th Circuit reverses conviction over Indian status of defendant (January 21, 2013)
The federal government must show whether a criminal defendant's "Indian" blood comes from a federally recognized tribe, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a split decision on Friday....

Gila River Indian Community donates $30K for local campaign
Politics
Gila River Indian Community donates $30K for local campaign (October 19, 2012)
The Gila River Indian Community is getting involved in a local election in Glendale, Arizona. The tribe donated $30,000 to a group called Neighbors for a Better Glendale, The Phoenix...

Gila River Indian Community donates $3K to conservative PAC
Politics
Gila River Indian Community donates $3K to conservative PAC (July 17, 2012)
The Gila River Indian Community donated $3,000 to a political action committee run by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), Capitol Media Services reports. The donation was one of the largest...

Gila River landowners seek another election on highway route
Business | Environment
Gila River landowners seek another election on highway route (May 22, 2012)
Landowners from the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona are seeking another vote on a controversial highway project. The tribe held a referendum in February in which members said they...

Gila River Indian Community votes to oppose copper mining
Environment
Gila River Indian Community votes to oppose copper mining (May 10, 2012)
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona is opposing a proposed copper mine. The tribal council voted 15-0 to oppose the $500 million Florence Copper Project. A resolution cites the...

Gila River Indian Community rejects highway on reservation
National
Gila River Indian Community rejects highway on reservation (February 9, 2012)
Members of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona don't want a state highway through the reservation, according to the unofficial results of a vote on Tuesday. The majority of...

Gila River Indian Community considers  reservation    highway
National
Gila River Indian Community considers reservation highway (February 7, 2012)
Members of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona are voting today to decide whether they want a state highway through the reservation. Tribal members are considering three options: to...

Editorial: Clean air, energy and tribal water rights colliding
Opinion
Editorial: Clean air, energy and tribal water rights colliding (January 31, 2012)
"That's why the Chandler Chamber of Commerce had CAP board President Pamela Pickard speak at an economic forum last week. Pickard told the crowd of businesspeople that the U.S. Environmental...

Gila River Indian Community  prepares for vote on highway
National
Gila River Indian Community prepares for vote on highway (January 30, 2012)
Members of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona will go the polls next Tuesday to express their views on a proposed highway. The Arizona Department of Transportation wants to...

Editorial: Gila River highway route can preserve sacred site
Opinion
Editorial: Gila River highway route can preserve sacred site (January 13, 2012)
"The Valley has talked for years about the proposed South Mountain Freeway, and Ahwatukee Foothills has made a powerful effort to push the freeway onto tribal land. Ahwatukee may finally...

Gila River Indian Community to  vote on     reservation highway
National
Gila River Indian Community to vote on reservation highway (January 3, 2012)
Members of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona will vote next month on a proposed highway route. The state of Arizona wants to extend the South Mountain Freeway. But...

Letter: Gila River Indian Community deserves right  to water
Opinion
Letter: Gila River Indian Community deserves right to water (November 14, 2011)
"The Gila River Indian Community deserves every drop of water right that it has obtained and to use the water for its exclusive benefit. It is apparent from Earl Zarbin's...

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