Diabetes and obesity plague people all across the country, but they affect Arizona Native Americans particularly. While health-care providers rely on modern medicine, they’re also bringing back traditional knowledge, combating new challenges with populations sometimes resistant to Western science.
A bill aiming to prevent the Tohono O’odham Nation from opening a casino near Glendale until 2027 has been delayed in congress. The “Keeping the Promise” act had been scheduled for a House vote Monday.
People living in the Juárez Valley southeast of Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, Texas, allege that land speculators preparing for the start of oil and gas production have spurred a land grab that has forced what some claim is an exodus of local residents.
The privately run immigration detention center in Eloy, Ariz., has been the target of scrutiny in recent months after one detainee committed suicide and reports surfaced of other detainees protesting conditions there.