Tribes that were forcibly resettled to Oklahoma are increasingly buying back or being gifted back property in their ancestral homelands - from Alabama to Michigan to Kansas - either to build economic sustainability or manage cultural preservation sites.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes hosted the second annual Skatin’ for Leighton at Phoenix Raceway. Plenty of Arizona hockey community members made it out to the 12-hour charity event that was also a nod to Matt Schott.
PHOENIX – Bellator MMA returned to Phoenix for its first event in the new year, and the event saw all four local fan favorites win their respective fights.
PHOENIX – Bellator MMA returns to Phoenix for its first event in the new year, as Ryan Bader highlights a group of Phoenix fighters hoping to impress a hometown crowd.
PHOENIX – Arizona passed a law that allows Indigenous students to wear culturally significant regalia during graduation ceremonies. Previously, certain schools prohibited regalia, contributing to systemic limits on cultural expression.
TEMPE – The ASU wrestling program kicked off its final year at Desert Financial Arena with its annual Maroon & Gold scrimmage. With fans back in the stands, the Sun Devils hope to lean on their seven All-Americans to claim their first NCAA title since 1988.
BUENA PARK, California – Last month’s competition in Southern California was the first tournament for the Lightspeed Saber League since the shutdown from COVID-19.
TEMPE - The Sun Devils are going into hostile territory when they travel to Utah Saturday night. The Utes have been historically great at home and they look to extend their home win streak.
SCOTTSDALE – Many former NFL players struggle with lingering injuries and financial hardships. NFL Hall of Famer and Chicago Bears legend Brian Urlacher hosted a Gridiron Gala to help raise awareness.
PHOENIX - Nose tackle Corey Peters has returned to the Cardinals' defensive front after an offseason of uncertainty that caused “a rollercoaster of emotions.” At 33, he faced rehabilitation from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon that ended his 2020 season early and an expiring contract.
WASHINGTON - Fences, cameras and barricades went up around the Capitol as federal and local police braced for possible violence at a Saturday rally defending those who were arrested in the Jan. 6 insurrection - but if anyone is coming from Arizona, they were not saying.
PHOENIX – The “Starting Nine” immersive experience at the National Baseball Hall of Fame gives baseball fans a customized “must see” of some of their franchises most iconic sports moments. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ collection includes Luis Gonzalez’s bat from his World Series-clinching hit.