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Larissa Fasthorse didn't want to write an adaption of Peter Pan. However, she eventually decided it was an opportunity to heal the wounds that depictions of indigenous people in previous versions caused. Her take arrives at ASU Gammage this week.
Jun. 12, 2024
Navajo Nation
Chief Daryl Noon resigned his position last week, but according to tribal government officials, he then asked to be demoted instead.
Jun. 11, 2024
Palo Christi Elementary School in Kingman
For more than three decades, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act has provided federal aid to people harmed by the atomic testing program. Many of those affected in Arizona are tribal members, and the Navajo Nation reveals its next steps to revive RECA, which sunsetted on Monday.
Jun. 11, 2024
U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
The Supreme Court released a ruling last week that mandates federal reimbursement for tribal healthcare programs. Advocates have called it a victory for tribal sovereignty and improved healthcare access for Tribal Nations across the country.
Jun. 10, 2024
View of the Colorado River from the Historic Navajo Bridge
Stakeholders involved in the Colorado River met at a conference in Boulder, Colorado, to discuss how to deal with the river shrinking.
Jun. 10, 2024
The Bureau of Land Management approval allows Big Sandy Inc. to drill and test up to 131 holes across roughly 21 acres of BLM-managed public land near Wikieup for viability.
Jun. 7, 2024
san carlos apache reservation sign
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday that requires the federal government to reimburse tribal nations for the cost of managing health care programs.
Jun. 6, 2024
Gila Bend landscape
The Show's Sam Dingman recently took a ride over Gila Bend on a six-seater plane. The trip gave him the opportunity to see a part of the state that a lot of people would say is misunderstood.
Jun. 6, 2024
U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
The Supreme Court sided with Native American tribes Thursday in a dispute with the federal government over the cost of health care when tribes run programs in their own communities.
Jun. 6, 2024
ASU sign
The American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University announced the launch of the Center for Tribal Digital Sovereignty, the first and only of its kind in the U.S.
Jun. 4, 2024
President Joe Biden
Arizona lawmakers have no legal right to try to invalidate the designation of nearly a million acres of federal land near the Grand Canyon as a national monument, the Biden administration is telling a federal judge.
Jun. 3, 2024
Joshua Briese
The Gila River Indian Community has issued a temporary ban on dances after a tribal police officer was fatally shot and another wounded while responding to a reported disturbance at a Santan home, tribal officials said Sunday.
Jun. 3, 2024
Gila River Indian Community sign
A tribal police officer and another person were killed and a police officer and at least three other people were wounded in a shooting early Saturday at a home in the Gila River Indian Community south of Phoenix, authorities said.
Jun. 1, 2024
A billboard along East McDowell Road urges Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members to register to vote.
The Indian Citizenship Act was passed by Congress a century ago Sunday. It helped pave the way toward accessing the ballot box across Indian Country, but that constitutional right still wasn’t guaranteed for tribes in Arizona until decades later.
Jun. 1, 2024
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
A former Grand Canyon National Park employee, who worked with Arizona’s tribes to integrate traditional knowledge into federal policy and programs, has begun a new job assisting Indigenous communities nationwide.
Jun. 1, 2024
A billboard encourages those living in the Western Agency of the Navajo Nation to get screened for uranium along U.S. Route 89.
This Monday, the Navajo Nation Council is entering an emergency session to vote on a resolution that would be hand-delivered to U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson on Capitol Hill before the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, or RECA, sunsets on June 10.
May. 31, 2024
The Pinyon Plain Mine shaft is roughly 1,470 feet deep and used to extract uranium ore from below the surface.
The Navajo Nation’s Department of Justice has revealed that it’s planning to impose transportation regulations in response to uranium ore that’s being extracted near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
May. 28, 2024
Buu Nygren
Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren has refuted accusations made by his Vice President Richelle Montoya that he had sexually harassed and bullied her.
May. 28, 2024
Buu Nygren
The president of the Navajo Nation will address allegations of sexual harassment made by his vice-president last month at a press conference slated for Tuesday.
May. 27, 2024
The Casa Blanca Canal flows across both sides of Interstate 10 and through the Gila River Indian Reservation.
Last year, the Gila River Indian Community and US Army Corps of engineers agreed to place solar panels over the Casa Blanca canal. This week, officials gathered to celebrate the installment of some of the first.
May. 24, 2024


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