Tribal officials outline infrastructure gap ‘big as the Grand Canyon’

Mural honors resilience, spirit and future of Salt River Pima-Maricopa people

Buttigieg: Indian Country investment a priority of infrastructure plan

Superior mayor, tribal officials spar over bill to stop Oak Flat mine

‘Water protector’: Indigenous illustrator wins Caldecott Medal for children’s book

How Arizona’s Havasupai Tribe has kept COVID-19 out of its community

Comcaac Nation in Sonora demands water with historic gathering

Lower income, Hispanic neighborhoods lag on vaccinations

RezTok: Indigenous storytellers find stronger voice on popular platform

Colorado River tribe aims to establish ‘one unified voice’ in policy talks

Tribal efforts to preserve languages get boost from COVID relief funds

Professional bull riders Whitehorse, Jesus find strong support from Native American community

Group steps up to get supplies to Navajo veterans during pandemic

Arizona tribes get $88 million more for housing in COVID-relief bill

Man on top of water tank

Tribal leaders ask for more funding, less meddling for water projects

Tribes welcome COVID-19 relief funds, say deep-rooted problems remain

House OKs ERA bill, Violence Against Women Act in Women’s History Month

A Colorado River showdown is looming. Let the posturing begin.

Tribes to get record funding from American Rescue Plan

Dorothy WhiteHorse DeLaune and Gary Tsoodle

Kiowa actor ‘stood a little straighter’ after landing role as a chief of his tribe

Senate makes history with vote confirming Haaland as Interior secretary

Committee vote moves Haaland one step closer to historic Interior post

Feds rescind OK for copper mine at Oak Flat, seek ‘thorough review’

Pause on leasing public land for oil and gas extraction draws mixed reaction

Critics grill Haaland; backers point to historic nature of nomination

A blue-gloved hand holds a vial of a coronavirus vaccine.

Oklahoma works with tribes, Indian Health Service to distribute vaccines despite storms

State of tribal nations ‘strong’ despite crises, but feds need to help

Oklahoma tribe volunteers pass out food boxes, supplies amid harsh winter weather

Federal judge rejects Apache Stronghold request to block Oak Flat mine

EPA awards $220 million for uranium mine cleanup on Navajo Nation

Pandemic prompts changes to HIV testing and treatment across Arizona

Apache make emotional appeal to court to halt proposed copper mine

Murals in Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Arts District feature Indigenous and Latino artists

Advocates, lawmakers hail Biden pledge to respect tribal sovereignty

Pascua Yaqui win water funds, first of $150 million for Arizona projects

‘Kill the Indian, save the man’: Stories of Indian boarding schools still echo

Cherokee Trail of Tears just one of many forced removals of Eastern tribes to Oklahoma

Lending a hand(print): Athletes raise awareness for missing, murdered Indigenous women

Prom dress calling attention to missing, murdered Indigenous women added to Smithsonian exhibit

Tribal leaders optimistic about Biden; Haaland nomination a good start

How a small Arizona town saved itself from the COVID-19 food crisis

‘I am that character’: New Marvel heroes battle underrepresentation of Native Americans in comics

Three Arizona tribal leaders on diverse slate of 11 electoral voters

Pandemic, Trump and racism drive voter turnout in some tribal communities

Navajo program again distributes reservation coal to heat tribal homes

No cold elders: Volunteers provide firewood for Navajo families ahead of winter

Navajo warn hospitals at ‘breaking point’ in worsening COVID-19 surge

Navajo health director named to Biden’s advisory board on COVID-19

Copper rush: Opponents worry feds have fast-tracked Resolution mine OK

Food banks receive government help to fill bellies during holidays

‘Disruptive and cruel’: Native Americans worry as Supreme Court weighs repeal of health care act

Navajo hemp investigation expands to federal marijuana, labor probe

Pandemic shines light on complex coexistence of modern times, traditional ways on Navajo Nation

FCC grants no-cost broadband spectrum licenses to 11 Arizona tribes

Judge denies early Pascua Yaqui voting site, ending years-long feud

Court: Mailed Navajo ballots should not get extra time to be counted

State, tribal leaders condemn use of force against border protesters

Goodbye, Columbus?: Arizona celebrates first Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Bill pressures CDC to give Native Americans better access to federal health data

UArizona and partners work to increase colorectal cancer screenings among American Indians

Hopi leader: Congress must act to save ‘life changing’ diabetes program

Feds cite safety for Quitobaquito closing; critics see other motives

Navajo drives unite two goals: COVID-19 relief and upping census participation

Action on missing, murdered women legislation caps years of advocacy

With clock ticking – and state lagging – Census court fight continues

‘Baby-Friendly’ hospitals tackle health disparities by encouraging Native mothers to breastfeed

Sinema pushes Wolf on damage from border wall; Wolf cites security

From showdown to stalemate, Pascua Yaqui voting site feud continues

Tribe rushes to beat use-or-lose deadline on COVID-19 relief funds

System could help tribal members past – one – voter registration hurdle

Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes

Tribal leader says ensuring accurate census is a ‘life and death’ issue

COVID-19 cases on reservation at lowest point since May, but Navajos urged to remain vigilant

Next Generation: Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth transform into the leaders of tomorrow

Judge halts plan to end census early, as Arizona, tribal responses lag

Tribe renews voting site push, sets up showdown with Pima recorder

Appeals exhausted, Navajo double-killer executed despite tribe’s objections

Politics and bedfellows: Nez, Lizer address Democratic, GOP conventions

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Navajo on death row faces execution Wednesday, barring last-minute action

Navajo president speaks at convention as one of Democrat’s ‘rising stars’

Miss Navajo Nation is a ‘glimmer of hope’ for community during pandemic

School-to-prison pipeline has deep roots in tangled history of tribal schools

‘Keeping the culture alive’: Native dance goes digital during pandemic

As providers turn to telehealth during COVID-19, calls rise for more resources in Indian Country

Ready, set, go: Louis Tewanima Footrace runs virtually Sept. 6

Many Navajos face pandemic without running water, tribal members urged to ‘lift each other up’

Experts: Latino youth ‘invisible’ in juvenile justice data

Navajo ‘Water Warrior’ drives miles during COVID to deliver to those in need

As deadline looms, Congress urged to reauthorize diabetes program for Native Americans

AZ leaders applaud NFL Washington team name change

How Arizona’s COVID-19 pandemic unfolded: A timeline

‘We have to do something’: Inmate’s brother seeks his release to escape COVID-19 behind bars

COVID-19 in Arizona: State leads U.S. in growth of new cases, analysis says

Tribes say delayed COVID-19 funds hurt coronavirus relief, other efforts

COVID-19 in Arizona: 79 deaths sets record for single-day reporting

For now, no border wall will split Cocopah reservation along the Colorado River

Tribal leaders say border wall, other projects continue to threaten sacred, historic sites

Two Arizona tribes, advocacy group join suits over EPA’s clean-water rule rollback

Native American groups address mental and behavioral health as COVID-19 wears on

COVID-19 in Arizona: Gila River hotels, casinos close for two weeks after worker death

Census field workers back on Navajo Nation, with work cut out for them

COVID-19 in Arizona: Case numbers break daily record set four days earlier

COVID-19 in Arizona: Some restaurants close again, masks in public remain optional despite rise in cases

Curfew curtailing casinos? Don’t bet on it, owners say

Tribal leaders, advocates question reopening at Grand Canyon, other parks

Navajo COVID curve flattens, but leaders fear post-holiday spike in cases

Tribe aims to improve dental health by bringing smiles to the dental visit

Report: Treasury formula for COVID-19 funding shortchanges some tribes

Powwows move online to keep Indigenous communities together

Pageant winner steps up to help her tribe and winds up shipping masks across North America

Court upholds death penalty for only Native American on U.S. death row

COVID-19 in Arizona: Trump to visit Phoenix mask maker during Ducey stay-home order

COVID-19 in Arizona: State stay-at-home order extended to May 15

Despite funds, lawmakers say tribes still shortchanged in COVID-19 aid

COVID-19 in Arizona: Mayors will await governor’s lead on reopening state

COVID-19 in Arizona: Elective surgeries to resume, despite projected peak in mid-May

Former ASU basketball player Michelle Tom helping Navajo Nation fight coronavirus

Tribal leaders struggle against ‘very slow’ allocation of COVID-19 aid

COVID-19 in Arizona: Weekend surge in cases, but flu threat appears less this year

COVID-19 in Arizona: Hair salons, massage parlors, other businesses ordered to close by 5 p.m. Saturday

Down for the count: Tribes’ Census response lags far behind state, U.S.

COVID-19 in Arizona: Stay-at-home order starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday

COVID-19 in Arizona today: Navajo Nation sounds alarm as cases jump to 49

Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

‘We are not ready for this’: Tribes struggle to deal with COVID-19

Blasting sacred sites for border wall ‘forever damaged’ tribes

Tribal officials press for more, and more predictable, federal funding

‘What’s old is new again’: Advocates say tribal voting hurdles remain

Sharp: Tribal sovereignty still threatened from ‘every corner’

Blasting for border wall is typical of feds’ neglect of tribes, leaders say

Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised

Salt River students discover ancestral roots through language, weaving

Native Americans fight historical discrimination to lower diabetes, obesity rates

Navajo Generating Station, coal mine face years of breakdown, cleanup

Native American leaders determined to prevent repeat of last census undercount

‘We need each other to heal:’ Native Americans help Native Americans overcome domestic violence

Damming the Little Colorado River for power projects is opposed by tribes, environmentalists

‘We can help ourselves:’ Native women come together to confront high rates of maternal mortality

With execution on hold, Navajo inmate presses court on jury bias claim

Return to ‘the Rock’: Original Alcatraz occupier retraces steps during 50th anniversary

Entrepreneur program empowers Native women to forge a brighter future

Trump creates panel on issue of missing, murdered indigenous women

Native Americans have the most difficulty accessing clean water, report says

‘Broken promises’ report details government’s history of failing tribes

Navajo pull backing for tribal energy company over coal mine purchases

Court stays execution of Navajo man to hear claim of possible jury bias

Navajo, Hopi will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland

Tribal health insurance coverage rose, but still trailed U.S. average

Tucson Elections

Restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters, leaders say

Start of missing, murdered women panel moving ‘at speed of bureaucracy’

Tribal leaders, lawmakers chide FCC for lack of progress on broadband

House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women

Navajo council votes to oppose possible HUD limits on home-loan program

Deadlines loom for Navajo looking to take part in land buy-back program

Wells Fargo agreement called ‘tremendous victory’ for consumers, Navajo

Kayenta Mine layoffs hit, as Navajo Generating Station closure looms

Native American history in Washington – it’s more than just a museum

pollution settlement

Courts reject environmental lawsuit to block Navajo coal mine expansion

Barr orders resumption of federal executions; Navajo among those targeted

House panel OKs bills to rein in mining around Grand Canyon, elsewhere

Lack of broadband puts tribal, rural areas ‘in jeopardy,’ lawmakers told

K-12 teachers learn ways to bring Native American history and traditions to the classroom

Navajo, Hualapai water-rights bills get warm reception in House hearing

Federal, Arizona tribal leaders seek solutions to violence against women

Nellie Shirley stands inside the church building where she has practiced her Catholic faith nearly all of her life.

The Navajo mother: Nellie Shirley

Kinaaldá: A Navajo girl comes of age in traditional ceremony

Trump OKs Navajo Nation disaster declaration in wake of February storms

Hopi journalist leads others on journey of Phoenix Indian School, other Native American history

In Indian Country, potholes can be a bump in the road to an education

Thin on broadband: Tribal areas still struggle with lagging technology

Experts say Arizona tribes’ role in drought negotiations marks turning point for inclusion

Tribal leaders urge House to extend funding for water settlements

Partisan House vote renews Violence Against Women Act, Senate fate unclear

Gila River leader says feds’ inattention to roads drives other problems

Task force to study abuse of tribal youth, after IHS doctor convicted

Advocates call for funding, data to find missing, murdered Native women

Tribal officials worry Bears Ears cuts leave sacred spaces vulnerable

Technology revitalizes Native American boarding school exhibit at the Heard

‘It could be me’: Native American teen teaches self-defense to keep indigenous kids safe

Yuma mural highlights endangered pronghorn and marsh bird unique to the Southwest

‘Historical trauma’: Native communities grapple with missing and murdered women

Tribal members push less government, more sovereignty to conservatives

Needed or misguided? Permanent ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon draws mixed reaction

Officials testify on climate change’s outsized effect on Indian Country

Keel: State of Native nations ‘strong,’ but feds need to do their part

At Indigenous Peoples March, different reservations, same stories

Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown’s impact hits hardest in tribal areas

ASU’s visit to Navajo Nation was about more than just basketball

Played among livestock, medicinal plants, ‘rez golf’ builds community among Navajo

Challenges to law could redefine Native American foster care, adoptions

Native Americans hope to protect ancestral sites threatened by multibillion-dollar copper mine

Pulling no punches: 14-year-old girl aspires to be first Navajo boxer to win Olympics

Violence burdens ‘bone and skin’: Indigenous women run in prayer to outpace pain

Report: Crimes against Native women vastly underreported in urban areas

Court gives tribe, environmentalists new chance to fight uranium mine

Protesters call for end to ‘hottie’ Native American costumes based on stereotypes

Likely closure of coal-fired power plant bringing dramatic change to Navajo Nation

Judicial nominee defends tribal law record in low-key Senate hearing

Tribal officials, Democrats push back on 9th Circuit judicial nominee

Report: Dip in gaming revenues offset by other gains at Arizona casinos

Potential buyer for Navajo Generating Station out, plant closure likely

Despite thin record on Native law, tribes wary of Kavanaugh nomination

Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

Despite rough patches, officials recall McCain’s service to Native Americans

Cases of missing and murdered Native American women challenge police, courts

Advocates urge Senate to help ‘heal this wound’ of native language loss

VA Chief

Court rejects Gila River tribe’s suit against VA over cost of vets’ care

Tribally owned solar power plant beats skeptics, odds on Navajo Reservation

Tribal energy loan program starts, more than a decade after its OK

Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

Beyond the reservation: NABI focuses on education as well as basketball

Lori Piestewa, 11 others to be inducted into first Native American Hall of Fame in October

After two years, Congress OKs bill to let Apache move on water project

‘Everyone can see themselves in Barbie’: Iconic doll better reflects global diversity

Tribal leaders tell Senate voting barriers are persistent, systemic

Grassroots group works to save wild horses on parched Navajo Reservation

Navajo, others testify for bill to expand protections for ‘downwinders’

Native American lawmakers combat Trump stance on immigration

‘Looking for someone like me’: JJ Nakai blazes trail for younger Native American basketball players

Tribal affairs agencies make progress, not enough to satisfy senators

San Carlos Apache activist joins D.C. rally for ‘fundamental rights’

Distance, language can still pose challenge to Native American voting

Lack of resources leads to grim statistics in Native American schools

Native Americans close the gap – almost – on U.S. life expectancy

Despite gains, Native American employment still lags behind nation

After decades, tribal courts, police slowly regaining lost authority

Future takes flight: Navajo youths copilot planes over the Grand Canyon

River dreams: Native female entrepreneur starts Grand Canyon rafting company

Bill to fund White Mountain Apache water project stalls – again

Pascua Yaqui lead shift in tribal courts’ handling of domestic violence

Death of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike may bring Amber Alert to Native American reservations

Ryan Zinke, tribal leaders discuss solutions to Native American opioid epidemic

Opioids Local

Tribes, hit hardest by opioid crisis, have least access to federal help

Full circle: Urban Native American family keeps Apache traditions alive through hoop dancing

Hands, heart and feet: Havasupai children write letters urging Trump to ban canyon mining

House gives final OK to bill extending AMBER alerts to Indian Country

Claims of better tribal school oversight draw lawmakers’ skepticism

Tribal leaders call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty

Finalists hope Native American vets memorial is place of honor, healing

New bill would prevent displaying ‘Redskins’ in Arizona public-funded stadiums

Land Feud

Tribes say ‘no thanks’ to plan for scaled-back Bears Ears monument

White Mountain Apache water measure sidetracked by labor language

Native Americans’ recovery from recession brings little advancement

Trump ‘Pocahontas’ remark overshadows Code Talkers event

Advocates worry FCC changes to Lifeline could hit Indian Country hard

White Mountain Apache seek tweak to law to let water project advance

As tax reform looms, tribal leaders complain about being left out – again

Supreme Court facade

Supreme Court won’t hear Arizona case on custody fight over tribal kids

Navajo, other tribes call land-use bill a step in the right direction

Peabody says potential buyers could keep Navajo Generating Station open

Claudette White

Tribal Justice: Native Americans hope acknowledging the past will shape a better future

Sex trafficking in Indian Country a ‘significant problem,’ senators told

Tribal agencies cite progress on audit issues, senators want to see more

Ongoing problems land tribal oversight agencies on GAO ‘high-risk’ list

Majority of state’s Native Americans now speak only English at home

Lori Piestewa Native American Games honor legacy of fallen soldier

Court says tribal agency has jurisdiction in state school labor dispute

Navajo OK plan to begin shutdown of Navajo Generating Station

Advocates to fight Redskins’ name, despite court ruling in similar case

Despite $1.2 billion in purchases, tribal land buy-back ‘treading water’

Shortage of Native American physicians creates concerns, elicits calls for action

Navajo school instills resilience in Diné youth through language continuance efforts

State, tribe settle long-running feud over Glendale casino

Two spirits attempt to reclaim and embrace their identity

Hopi Jr./Sr. High School hires investigators to examine special education

American Indian Disability Summit connects youth and unemployed with services, training

Arizona youth joins tribal officials to push for diabetes program funds

Bill to exempt tribes from some labor oversight draws union concerns

Court rejects cases on Navajo Generating Station impact, its closing

Oak Flat mine protesters march 40 miles on trail of opposition

A border runs through it: Tribes wary of wall on reservation land

Hard choices ahead as officials look at future of Navajo power plant

Navajo official worries cuts under Trump will hurt tribal schools

Navajo Generating Station to close by 2019, plant owners say

State of Indian Nations: Hopeful, but cautious, as Trump replaces Obama

Navajo Nation partners with ASU professor to bring science and technology education to reservation

FEMA Navajo

Tribes say feds gave them run-around, not aid, after Gold King spill

Navajo power plant’s future uncertain, as natural gas costs fall

Solar power brings light to some Navajo Nation homes

New era of leadership aims to move town of Guadalupe forward

Tribal members at Tohono O’odham Nation’s annual rodeo worried about Border Wall


Tribes eye Trump: Some welcoming, some wary of new administration

Lawsuit claims Havasupai students are deprived of ‘basic general education’

San Carlos Apache Tribe, environmentalists battle Oak Flat copper mine bid

Native Cuisine

Museum exhibits you can eat: Navajo chef ‘curates’ history with cuisine

November 2, 2016 Newscast

Native American group deflects stereotypes at Arizona State Fair

Cronkite News Special: Native American issues

Grand Canyon tram proposal sparks ire, awe from Navajo Nation to Germany

Tribal Farewell

Tribal leaders give Obama high marks for Native American relations

Native American tribes, Grijalva lead move to conserve Gila River land

Native American voters face ongoing challenges

Native Americans still fighting for voting equality

Pii Paash concerned about reclaimed water on Gila River land

CDC: High smoking rate among Native Americans continues to climb

Tribal leaders call on next president to include Native voices in policy

Native American domestic violence survivors take to stage to share stories

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Arizona Native Americans: Are you offended by the Washington Redskins name?

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Opponents of Redskins name say they won’t back down from fight

Advocates’ hopes high for domestic violence hotline for Native women

Punjab to Peoria: Arizona had most Indian deportation cases in 2015

In limited market, Phoenix teams turn to Native American communities to sponsor arenas

In Flagstaff, Sanders pursues Native American vote, to mixed response

Democratic candidates court Native American vote in Arizona

Good Sam 500 a homecoming for Glendale native McDowell

U of A study examines alcohol use in Native American population, helps debunk stereotypes

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Technology helps teach Navajo in new ways

Native American entrepreneurs photo

Flagstaff-based incubator helps Native American entrepreneurs build businesses

Report: Native Americans in Arizona had nation’s highest obesity rates

Phoenix, Ak-Chin Indian Community unveil College Football Playoff Championship Campus

Basketball at breakneck pace a way of life on Navajo reservation

Arizona youth among 1,000 at first White House Tribal Youth Gathering

Panel ‘demands’ end to Native teen suicides, but answers hard to come by

Arizona State Museum photo

Tribes say law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn’t met promise