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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited the area to hear about the proposed Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument.
May. 22, 2023
Arizona’s new $17.8 billion budget includes new money for rural broadband expansion. Gov. Katie Hobbs met Friday with tribal leaders to address broadband expansion in their communities.
May. 20, 2023
The U.S. Secretary of Energy is scheduled to travel to Arizona early this week as part of a Western swing to promote President Joe Biden’s record.
May. 19, 2023
The Gila River Indian Community will open its fourth casino in the Valley next month. Located south of Chandler, the Santan Mountain Casino is expected to have more than 800 slot machines and other amenities in a luxury setting.
May. 19, 2023
On a windy day in late April, with dust blowing across an arena on the San Carlos Reservation east of Globe, eight young men, all members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, are gathered around several horses and a trailer workshop.
May. 18, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs says more than 100 Medicaid service providers have defrauded the state out of hundreds of millions of dollars. The behavioral health residential and outpatient treatment service providers targeted Native Americans, making false promises of food, treatment and housing.
May. 16, 2023
On this episode, a Diné writer releases her first novel. Plus, we examine an international true-crime story by a Valley poet-turned sleuth. And, we extend a bow to Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a day at the Kentucky Derby.
May. 16, 2023
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Task Force will meet for the first time on Monday. Gov. Katie Hobbs established the group in March to address concerns associated with violence against Indigenous Peoples.
May. 6, 2023
The move comes after another, local effort this week in Tucson, where the Pima County County Board of Supervisors officially declared May 5 as a day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous people.
May. 5, 2023
A government watchdog advisory released at the end of April finds persistent safety issues with federally run detention centers on tribal land.
May. 2, 2023
A federally mandated commission that focuses on the disappearances and murders of Indigenous people in the Untied States will be holding a public hearing in Flagstaff on May 9.
May. 1, 2023
The Grand Canyon Trust wants to help young tribal members with ties to the region experience their homeland on a nine-day trip down the Colorado River.
Apr. 26, 2023
A new group aimed at helping Native American writers is set to officially launch this weekend. The NDN Girls Book Club will feature workshops for young writers, as well as author talks.
Apr. 21, 2023
The city of Tucson is returning a portion of ancestral land to the Tohono O’odham Nation in a new resolution unanimously passed by the City Council this week.
Apr. 20, 2023
U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Wednesday publicly accepted an invitation from an Arizona lawmaker to visit the area proposed for a new national monument around the Grand Canyon.
Apr. 19, 2023
More than a dozen Native American tribes called on the Biden administration Tuesday to designate a Grand Canyon National Monument in order to permanently ban mining in the area.
Apr. 11, 2023
A Native American tribe in Arizona reached a deal Thursday with the U.S. government not to use some of its Colorado River water rights in return for $150 million and funding for a pipeline project.
Apr. 7, 2023
In a letter to Republican Congressman Bruce Westerman of Arkansas this week, Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva says he wants a committee hearing on a piece of legislation that would prohibit mining at Oak Flat.
Apr. 6, 2023
Country music in the West and poetry reverberate the sounds of spring in this episode of Word, a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region.
Apr. 2, 2023
The horse transformed the American Southwest and Great Plains, including the ways of life of many Indigenous cultures. But the western history of when these animals spread through those societies is sorely in need of a rewrite.
Mar. 31, 2023