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The Native American Cultural Center opened at Northern Arizona University in October of 2011 as a home away from home for the school's Native and Indigenous students.
Northern Arizona University is celebrating the anniversary of its Native American Cultural Center, which acts as a home away from home for NAU’s Native and Indigenous students.
Oct. 10, 2022
Memorial Hall is located at Steele Indian School Park
In honor of Native American Recognition Days, several events will take place Saturday in Phoenix. A parade will begin near Steele Indian School Park. Special programming will take place at the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center and, right next door, an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the school’s Memorial Hall.
Oct. 6, 2022
President Joe Biden has formally declared a destructive monsoon storm from July a major disaster for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The U.S. Small Business Administration says time is running out for those affected to seek a federal disaster loan to rebuild.
Sep. 30, 2022
Jonathan Nez
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has approved legislation that allocates $3.6 million to the Ramah Navajo School Board in New Mexico. The Pine Hill Schools are long overdue for a new electrical system.
Sep. 28, 2022
Copper Mine
A federal agency says an environmental review for a proposed copper mine in Arizona falls short on details about water and the potential impacts of climate change.
Sep. 22, 2022
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Arizona’s new legislative and congressional districts will see their first test drive this November when voters head to the polls. But some voting advocates in Indian Country are worried they will water down the impact of the Indigenous vote.
Sep. 19, 2022
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The U of A has established a microcampus serving the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in southern Arizona.
Sep. 17, 2022
Raúl Grijalva
A House subcommittee took up three bills to advance tribal co-management and preservation Wednesday, and one of the bills focused on a proposed Arizona conservation area.
Sep. 14, 2022
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A powerful storm in July destroyed homes and left thousands in a tribal community east of Scottsdale in the dark for up to five days. This month, the federal government responded to the tribe’s request for aid by approving federal disaster assistance.
Sep. 12, 2022
Deb Haaland
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the Board on Geographic Names has officially replaced nearly 650 names that had previously included a slur historically used against Indigenous women. Sixty-five of those renamed geographic features are in Arizona.
Sep. 8, 2022
Oak Flat
A few months ago, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a group of San Carlos Apaches in their fight against a copper mine in the Oak Flat area of Tonto National Forest. But the court may take up the case again.
Sep. 7, 2022
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The Homeland Security Department is seeking nominations of people to serve on its new Tribal Advisory Council.
Sep. 7, 2022
Brian Young and Daniel W. Vandever
The Navajo Nation Library is hosting a celebration of tribal authors Friday in the tribe’s capital city.
Sep. 7, 2022
Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field
Sports betting has been legalized in about two-thirds of U.S. states. That includes Arizona, which joined the nationwide trend one year ago this week. Gaming officials in the state say so far, it’s been a success.
Sep. 5, 2022
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As sage has ballooned in popularity, journalists and activists are uncovering a dirty truth about the sacred desert plant: Sage is being poached in massive quantities.
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Sep. 1, 2022
Navajo Nation president's office
The Navajo Nation will be receiving more than $50 million to fund internet access projects across the reservation. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Commerce and will go to deploy high-speed internet infrastructure.
Aug. 31, 2022
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During the Cold War, the uranium industry dug hundreds of mines on the Navajo Nation. Officials with the tribe met recently to discuss the impacts of uranium exposure to tribal members.
Aug. 30, 2022
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More than three months after monkeypox was first reported in the U.S., the virus has made its way onto the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation on Wednesday confirmed its first case of monkeypox in an individual who lives on the New Mexico side of the reservation.
Aug. 25, 2022
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The bipartisan Infrastructure bill that passed last year with support from Arizona’s Senate delegation included funding for upgrades to rural and tribal communities, and an Arizona tribe is one of them.
Aug. 24, 2022
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The Bureau of Reclamation recently opened an Environmental Impact Statement on the Miner Flat Dam at Fort Apache to public comments.
Aug. 24, 2022


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