WASHINGTON - Tribes face a digital divide "as big as the Grand Canyon" and a "not even quantifiable" lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a House hearing Wednesday on infrastructure needs in Indian Country.
PHOENIX – A black and white portrait of a teenager from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community adorns the Monroe Building in downtown Phoenix.
WASHINGTON - Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration's $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said this week.
WASHINGTON - Superior's mayor testified that the Pinal County town would suffer a "devastating" blow to its economy if Congress canceled a massive copper mine at Oak Flat - a move opponents say must be done to protect the environment and sacred sites there.
Michaela Goade is the first Indigenous illustrator to win the Randolph Caldecott Medal for best American picture book for children. The artist won the honor for “We Are Water Protectors,” written by Carole Lindstrom.
One Arizona community near the Grand Canyon has utilized its isolated location as a defense, sacrificing tourism business.
Members of the Indigenous Comcaac Nation have long struggled for access to clean water in their two towns on the Sea of Cortez.
PHOENIX – Although vaccinations are now open to most Arizonans, some neighborhoods are lagging behind – notably those that are lower income and predominantly Hispanic.
PHOENIX – Native American artists and creators have found a home, a community and a voice in TikTok. They use their voices to uplift their communities and their relatives.
The Fort Yuma-Quechan Indian Tribe is situated at a nexus in the Colorado River Basin. The tribe is also at a policy nexus on the river. With irrigated agriculture part of the tribe’s past and present connection to the river, the Quechan tribe is intimately tied to future policies on the Colorado River. KUNC’s Luke Runyon interviewed the Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe’s president Jordan Joaquin to hear his perspective on future policy talks that will be with President Joe Biden's administration.
The American Rescue Plan will set aside $20 million to help Native American nations preserve their languages. The funding is designed to help assure the survival of tribal cultures, spiritual identities and forms of traditional communication.
GLENDALE – PBR riders Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus are from the Navajo Nation. When the PBR comes to Arizona, many Native American fans show up to support them.