Members of Oklahoma tribes have mixed feelings on the importance of an Indigenous Peoples’ Day, especially when symbols of racism remain prevalent.
WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders said the just-ended White House summit on tribal affairs "shows promise" for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native Americans a voice in the process.
PHOENIX – The U.S. faces higher rates of pregnancy-related deaths than other developed nations, and Indigenous mothers are 2 to 3 times as likely to die as white mothers. One nonprofit aims to help.
PHOENIX – Some Arizona counties continue to grapple with how to administer COVID-19 vaccines equitably, even as vaccination rates still lag among some people of color and in rural communities.
WASHINGTON - Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez told a Senate panel Wednesday that special protections are needed to reverse the "very disrespectful" treatment of Native Americans who face extraordinary challenges in the voting process.
PHOENIX - Navajo Nation duo Cuyler Frank and Glenn King are inspiring the next generation of Navajo after they made history by broadcasting a Division I football game in Dinè. However, their greatest success lies in what happens after history has been made.
In a record year for cases of West Nile virus, Yuma County has none, thanks in part to a partnership with the Cocopah tribe to mitigate mosquito-borne diseases.
WASHINGTON - Arizona projects got $110 million last year and will get another $159 million in the fiscal year that started this month, or more than 9% of all funding nationally under the Great American Outdoors Act for those two years.
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden restored Bears Ears National Monument to its previous 1.36 million-acres footprint Friday, reversing a Trump-era decision to cut as much as 85% of the southern Utah site valued for its environmental, archeological and tribal treasures.
PHOENIX – New research shows a surge in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in youth, and some of the biggest increases are among Black and Hispanic children. One Arizona project seeks to prevent the problem with a nutrition and exercise program focused on Latino families.
WASHINGTON - Duane Garvais-Lawrence pulled into Washington, D.C., Friday, ending his second annual coast-to-coast trip to bring attention to the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women - a trip he hopes he does not have to make again.
Joy Harjo of Oklahoma, the first Native American woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, has begun her third term – an honor bestowed only once before, in 1999. She also has released “Poet Warrior: A Memoir.”