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The state gaming department on Tuesday said it had issued the last of 10 sports betting licenses reserved for Arizona tribes. But two remaining licenses earmarked for Arizona sports teams remain dormant.
Aug. 30, 2023
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New federal funding from the Indian Housing Block Grant will help develop 48 new affordable housing units at three locations in Arizona.
Aug. 30, 2023
Paul Brierley (left), director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture, sits on a panel with Colorado River Indian Tribes Chairwoman Amelia Flores at the Mesa Convention Center.
Amelia Flores, chairwoman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, brought attention to critical issues that her tribal farmers face back at home on her community's reservation.
Aug. 30, 2023
Rochelle Garcia Seed to Plate, Soil to Sky
Lois Ellen Frank's latest cookbook, “Seed to Plate, Soil to Sky: Modern Plant-Based Recipes using Native American Ingredients,” is a love letter to the foods and flavors from the Southwest — but most of all, the Indigenous producers who cultivate and cherish them.
Aug. 27, 2023
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Hataalii, a 20-year-old musician from Window Rock on the Navajo Nation, spoke with The Show about how he initially took an interest in making music and being named Spin magazine's breakout star of 2023.
Aug. 25, 2023
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $13.5 million in loans and grants to help connect people in Mohave County to affordable high-speed internet.
Aug. 21, 2023
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Classes start Monday Aug. 21 at the University of Arizona, where enrollment by first-year Native American students has jumped almost 30 percent from the fall of 2022.
Aug. 18, 2023
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The $2 million capital investment by Saddleback Communications to modernize its power and environmental infrastructure arises a year removed from a total outage during last August.
Aug. 18, 2023
Jonathan Nez
The Interior Department announced the new climate-driven initiative on the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act's passage.
Aug. 15, 2023
Dozens of Navajo Code Talker descendantsat Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix
Monday was Navajo Code Talkers Day, and celebrations were scattered across the state of Arizona to commemorate the state and federal holiday.
More coverage of tribal natural resources
Aug. 14, 2023
Jonah Yellowman
But President Joe Biden restored Bears Ears National Monument, which was created to protect archeological sites in southern Utah, to roughly its original size. He also restored Grand Staircase Escalante.
Aug. 14, 2023
Navajo Code Talkers
A Navajo Code Talkers Day celebration will take place at the Wesley Bolin Plaza at the state Capitol on Monday. Descendants and dignitaries are expected to honor the past members of the U.S. military who were instrumental to the allies victory in World War II.
Aug. 13, 2023
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All five commissioners unanimously approved a series of amendments that modernize the long-standing cooperative agreement that centers on the role of law enforcement in relation to the state’s 22 federally recognized tribes.
Aug. 11, 2023
The U.S. Capitol
Ramona Farms, a trusted household name among tribal families across Indian Country, is advocating for greater recognition in the looming federal farm bill on Capitol Hill.
Aug. 11, 2023
President Joe Biden
Maya Tilousi-Lyttle, a high-school student from Cave Creek who is Havasupai and Hopi, also spoke about her mother’s efforts as a Havasupai tribal leader to protect the Grand Canyon.
Aug. 9, 2023
Former President Donald Trum
With the 2024 presidential election on the near horizon, state Republicans are looking ahead and suggesting a Trump victory may help reverse the Biden administration's latest executive order.
Aug. 8, 2023
A cattle herd at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Cattle ranchers raised opposition to the Biden administration's designation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument.
Aug. 8, 2023
Carletta Tilousi
Arizona Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly recently introduced legislation to create a national monument around Grand Canyon National Park, and the proposal appears to have overwhelming public support.
Aug. 2, 2023
Navajo Nation president's office
The Show spoke with Shondiin Silversmith, who covers indigenous issues for the Arizona Mirror, about what's happening on the Navajo Nation.
Aug. 2, 2023
A few miles west of Flagstaff, about a mile and a half off Interstate 40, on a dirt road in the Coconino National Forest, past campsites and joggers running through the trees, several crews are cutting up downed trees that will become firewood for tribal members.
More tribal natural resources stories
Jul. 24, 2023


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