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Graham Lee Brewer: Colonial violence on the Tohono O'odham Nation
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Graham Lee Brewer: Colonial violence on the Tohono O'odham Nation (June 25, 2018)

Tribal members positioned to help Border Patrol are instead getting run down by its agents.

'They ran me over, bro': Tohono O'odham Nation investigates Border Patrol incident
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'They ran me over, bro': Tohono O'odham Nation investigates Border Patrol incident (June 15, 2018)

The Tohono O'odham Nation has opened a criminal investigation after one of its citizens was struck by a Border Patrol vehicle.

Civil Eats: City in Arizona recognized for preserving its Native food heritage
Environment | Health | National

Civil Eats: City in Arizona recognized for preserving its Native food heritage (April 9, 2018)

The prevalence of food-related disease among indigenous people is glaring—and drives many of the food justice efforts in Tucson, Arizona.

Chelsey Luger: Tohono O'odham Nation remains divided by border
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Chelsey Luger: Tohono O'odham Nation remains divided by border (March 22, 2018)

When it comes to the ‘wall,’ the Tohono O'odham Nation is divided.

Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border
National | Politics

Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border (March 20, 2018)

The Tohono O’odham Nation remains strongly opposed to a wall along the United States border even as the Trump administration continues to push for one.

Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C.
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Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C. (January 24, 2018)

An offer to fund a wall along the United States border with Mexico is 'off the table,' according to the top Democrat in the Senate.

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment
National | Politics

Lawmakers with connections to Indian Country resign due to sexual harassment (December 8, 2017)

Two lawmakers, one Democrat and one Republican and both with ties to Indian Country, announced their resignations due to sexual harassment allegations.

Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation considered deadliest migrant trail
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Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation considered deadliest migrant trail (October 27, 2017)

'The Sonoran Desert has a secret,' artist Alvaro Enciso said. 'Not very many people know about 3,000 casualties here, 2,000 people missing.'

Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country
Health | National

Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country (September 19, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.

First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns
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First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns (September 11, 2017)

With immigration and border policies changing dramatically under President Trump, a unique event is seeking to bridge the divide between the first Americans and more recent arrivals.

Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall
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Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall (March 29, 2017)

Some tribes have already made their position on a border wall very clear: they don't want it.

Cronkite News: Tribes remain wary of wall along US-Mexico border
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Cronkite News: Tribes remain wary of wall along US-Mexico border (March 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump’s proposal for a southwestern border wall would do more than separate two nations – it would split another nation in half, say tribal advocates.

Tohono O'odham Nation leaders share concerns about border wall
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Tohono O'odham Nation leaders share concerns about border wall (February 21, 2017)

Chairman Ed Manuel and Vice Chairman Verlon Jose asked the Department of Homeland Security for a seat at the table.

Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wall
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Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wall (February 2, 2017)

Before September 11, 2001, a barbed wire fence was all that marked the border on the reservation.

Tim Vanderpool: Tohono O'odham Nation wary of border activities
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Tim Vanderpool: Tohono O'odham Nation wary of border activities (January 30, 2017)

Tensions are high on the Tohono O’odham Nation, where Border Patrol has proposed high-tech surveillance towers as part of a sophisticated 'virtual wall' system.

Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border
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Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border (January 26, 2017)

The tribe was not consulted by President Donald Trump before he ordered a wall to be build through the reservation.

President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall
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President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)

Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.

Tristan Ahtone: Tohono O'odham Nation determined to stop border wall
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Tristan Ahtone: Tohono O'odham Nation determined to stop border wall (November 16, 2016)

Donald Trump will have to fight for every single mile of Tohono O’odham land—legally, and possibly even physically.

Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms strong opposition to border wall
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Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms strong opposition to border wall (November 15, 2016)

Vice Chairman Verlon Jose: 'Over my dead body will a wall be built.'

Tohono O'odham Nation rejects Donald Trump's call for border wall
National | Politics

Tohono O'odham Nation rejects Donald Trump's call for border wall (November 7, 2016)

Vice Chair Verlon Jose: 'Over my dead body will anyone build a wall there.'

Tohono O'odham Nation man ordered to pay $10M to victim
Law

Tohono O'odham Nation man ordered to pay $10M to victim (September 21, 2016)

Jacob Harvey, 22, was convicted of a brutal sexual assault and has been sentenced to life in prison.

John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann Kirkpatrick
Politics

John McCain survives primary challenge to face Ann Kirkpatrick (August 31, 2016)

Both candidates support a controversial mine on sacred Apache land and have tried to stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from using its trust land for gaming.

Tohono O'odham Nation man seeks lawyer after losing $10M case
Law

Tohono O'odham Nation man seeks lawyer after losing $10M case (August 19, 2016)

Jacob Harvey, 22, wants to defend himself in a civil lawsuit filed by the woman he was convicted of raping.

Tohono O'odham Nation man might be forced to pay $10M to victim
Law

Tohono O'odham Nation man might be forced to pay $10M to victim (August 9, 2016)

Jacob Harvey admitted he brutally raped a teacher while he was incarcerated in Arizona state prison.

Cronkite News: Indian Country seeks voice in the next White House
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Indian Country seeks voice in the next White House (August 1, 2016)

Edward Manuel ticks off the issues – water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources – all decisions made with what he thinks is insufficient input from the nation’s tribes.

Tohono O'odham Nation signs health self-governance compact
Health | National

Tohono O'odham Nation signs health self-governance compact (June 30, 2016)

Beginning July 1, the tribe will take over most administrative and clinical operations at the Sells Service Unit in Arizona.

Leaders of three tribes meet Donald Trump during Arizona stop
National | Politics

Leaders of three tribes meet Donald Trump during Arizona stop (June 20, 2016)

Carlyle Begay, a Republican candidate for Congress, said tribes spent about 30 minutes with the real estate mogul.

Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump
National | Politics

Sen. McCain in tough re-election fight over ties to Donald Trump (June 7, 2016)

The two-time chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs could lose his seat due to his support for the Republican presidential candidate.

Supreme Court won't hear Indian blood quantum and race case
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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.

Final brief sent to Supreme Court in Indian blood and race case
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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.'

Bill Coates: Accident claimed 9 lives on Tohono O'odham Nation
Opinion

Bill Coates: Accident claimed 9 lives on Tohono O'odham Nation (April 11, 2016)

Writer Bill Coates shares details about the tragic October 25, 1991, accident that claimed the lives of nine tribal members, ages 15 to 40, and caused injuries to others, including a four-year-old boy.

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.'

9th Circuit affirms murder conviction on Tohono O'odham Nation
Law

9th Circuit affirms murder conviction on Tohono O'odham Nation (March 10, 2016)

The non-Indian defendant questioned whether the homicide victim was 'Indian' in what the appeals court said was a question of first impression.

Tohono O'odham Nation mixed martial arts fighter set for match
Sports

Tohono O'odham Nation mixed martial arts fighter set for match (March 2, 2016)

Eddie Arizmendi goes by the nickname 'Crazy Face' and is the reigning 185 MMA Belt Champion.

Secretary Jewell goes to Arizona to meet with BIE students
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Secretary Jewell goes to Arizona to meet with BIE students (November 16, 2015)

The trip highlights a high-speed Internet partnership and the Every Kid in a Park initiative.

Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Indian Affairs holds first meeting
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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.

BIA working with tribes for more No Child Left Behind Act waivers
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BIA working with tribes for more No Child Left Behind Act waivers (June 12, 2015)

Tribes and educators will be able to incorporate culturally-appropriate standards into their classrooms.

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge Sen. John McCain in 2016 race
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Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge Sen. John McCain in 2016 race (May 27, 2015)

Both have favorable records on Indian issues but both support a controversial copper mine on a sacred Apache site.

Column: City was home to an Indian school that closed in 1960
Education

Column: City was home to an Indian school that closed in 1960 (February 10, 2015)

Tucson once had an Indian School and a street named after it — but both are gone.

Indian lawmaker in Kansas sworn into office in traditional wear
Politics

Indian lawmaker in Kansas sworn into office in traditional wear (January 14, 2015)

Rep. Ponka-we Victors (D) is serving her third term in the Kansas Legislature.

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.

Daily Beast: Border Patrol runs free on Tohono O'odham Nation
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Daily Beast: Border Patrol runs free on Tohono O'odham Nation (August 27, 2014)

Caitlin Dickson tries to find out why the U.S. Border Patrol appears to act with impunity on the Tohono O'odham Nation.

New eatery features food from Tohono O'odham and Yaqui tribes
Business

New eatery features food from Tohono O'odham and Yaqui tribes (July 8, 2014)

Restaurant in Tucson, Arizona, is due to open in early October.

Book: Racial oppression of Native people at US-Mexico border
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Book: Racial oppression of Native people at US-Mexico border (June 10, 2014)

An excerpt of a book by Todd Miller reveals a massive federal presence on the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona.

Column: Statue marks encounter with Tohono O'odham in 1692
Opinion

Column: Statue marks encounter with Tohono O'odham in 1692 (June 2, 2014)

Statue that honors Tohono O'odham Nation will be dedicated in Tucson, Arizona, next week.

Wildfire on Tohono O'odham Nation burned more than 200 acres
Environment

Wildfire on Tohono O'odham Nation burned more than 200 acres (May 23, 2014)

Authorities are trying to figure out what caused the blaze.

District leaders on Tohono O'odham Nation removed over theft
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District leaders on Tohono O'odham Nation removed over theft (April 24, 2014)

Four leaders of a district on the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona were removed from office after being accused of theft.

9th Circuit to rehear case over defendant's 'Indian' status
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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.

Column: Journey into music of Tohono O'odham Nation
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Column: Journey into music of Tohono O'odham Nation (January 17, 2014)

In an ongoing series, columnist explores music of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona.

9th Circuit   determines defendant doesn't meet 'Indian' status
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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
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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.

Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills
Politics

Audio from House subcommittee hearing on six Indian bills (May 16, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a lengthy hearing this afternoon on six bills that addressed land issues. H.R.623, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land...

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills
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Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian bills (May 15, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will take up six bills at a hearing on Thursday. The subcommittee will take testimony on: • H.R.623, To provide for...

House Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee hearing
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House Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee hearing (May 9, 2013)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Thursday, May 16. The subcommittee will consider six bills. They are: • H.R.623, To provide for...

Tohono O'odham Nation buys 'valuable' real estate in Tucson
Business

Tohono O'odham Nation buys 'valuable' real estate in Tucson (January 22, 2013)

The Tohono O'odham Nation has acquired its first piece of property in Tucson, Arizona. The tribe purchased the Plaza Antigua II for $4.2 million, The Arizona Daily Star reported. "It's...

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....

Tohono O'odham Nation said to be in talks with hockey team
Business | Sports

Tohono O'odham Nation said to be in talks with hockey team (September 19, 2012)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is said to be in talks for a role with a professional hockey team. Reports are conflicting but the tribe could purchase a majority...

Border Patrol discovers rare items near Tohono O'odham Nation
Environment | National

Border Patrol discovers rare items near Tohono O'odham Nation (July 30, 2012)

U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered several rare pots on federal land near the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona. The reddish-brown pots were found intact and were well preserved. They were...

Gila River Indian Community donates $3K to conservative PAC
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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...

Supreme Court rules on Arizona's controversial immigration law
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Supreme Court rules on Arizona's controversial immigration law (June 25, 2012)

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its decision on SB1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law. The court ruled that most provisions of the law are pre-empted by federal law. That means...