Native American Affairs

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Diné College is one of 14 tribal grant recipients from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund projects that recognize the traumatic legacies of federally run boarding schools.
Apr. 12, 2024
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Indigenous leaders including Tohono O’odham Chairman Verlon Jose said they left the hearing, chaired by U.S Rep. Paul Gosar, afraid it was just another “check-a-box-off” exercise.
Apr. 11, 2024
Cardiac Canyon stretches for 2.5 miles and is part of Antelope Canyon near Page.
“Bad Indian: Hiding in Antelope Canyon” premiered at the Phoenix Film Festival and tells the story of Hastiin Tadidinii — whose name translates to "Corn Pollen Man" and who avoided the Long Walk forced on the Navajos starting in 1863.
Apr. 10, 2024
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A new documentary premiering at the Phoenix Film Festival focuses on a Diné family in habiting Antelope Canyon. KJZZ host Tom Maxedon sat down with Joe Raffa, the the director of "Bad Indian: Hiding in Antelope Canyon," to learn more.
Apr. 9, 2024
Alex Soto, director of the Labriola National American Indian Data Center, emcees the grand opening of a new space at Hayden Hall on the Tempe campus.
Last Wednesday, Arizona State University held an open house at Hayden Hall on the Tempe campus to honor a new space for the Labriola National Indian Data Center.
Apr. 8, 2024
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These new federal funds, made available through the Inflation Reduction Act, are solely eligible for tribes residing in the 17 western states served by Reclamation.
Apr. 4, 2024
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Indian Country has long been disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. And for the first-time ever, a pair of Native Americans are co-chairing the Aunt Rita’s Foundation annual AIDS Walk in Tempe on Saturday.
Apr. 3, 2024
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This historic gathering has attracted hundreds of experts, scholars, researchers and activists to southern Arizona to establish a national standard for Indigenous data governance and help tribal communities protect their traditional knowledge.
Apr. 1, 2024
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Stakeholders across the Southwest are working to figure out how to use less water on the Colorado River as it continues to shrink. Now, a new study is shedding light on just where much of that shrinking water supply is going: hay.
Apr. 1, 2024
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Senate President Warren Petersen (R-Gilbert) accused Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs of working with what he called “grifters” to kill the bill. Hobbs says that's not what happened.
Mar. 29, 2024
With Glendale preparing to host the men’s Final Four next weekend, the NCAA partnered with a local artist to create decorative basketball hoops that will be on display at opposite ends of the Valley.
Mar. 29, 2024
A crowd listens to families and victims of sober living homes share their devastating stories at a town hall meeting organized by 'Stolen People, Stolen Benefits,' a grassroots watchdog group on Tuesday, March 26.
On Tuesday night, both rural and urban Natives traveled from near and far to the site of a former boarding school at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix to share the devastating impacts of a sober-living-home scandal that gained widespread notoriety after the shutdown of more than 300 facilities last year.
Mar. 27, 2024
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The San Carlos Apache said Monday that the federal government owes it $3 million for health-care services, one of two tribes arguing before the Supreme Court for more support from the Indian Health Service.
Mar. 26, 2024
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The Coconino National Forest is doing away with its so-called ruins nomenclature for sites on the forest in northern Arizona to better reflect that these places are still significant to folks today.
Mar. 26, 2024
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Hannah Bassett with the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting spoke with The Show about breaking the story of how state leaders misled the public about the scope of the Medicaid billing fraud scandal.
Mar. 25, 2024
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Rodeo is a world-renowned sport and way of life on the Navajo Nation. Recently, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, or PRCA, announced that it will soon return to the Nation’s capital in Window Rock.
Mar. 24, 2024
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CDC data released in January shows that the rate of congenital syphilis among American Indians and Alaska Natives was triple the rate for African Americans and nearly 12 times the rate for white babies in 2022.
Mar. 21, 2024
A protester holds onto a protect Ha'Kamwe' flag at Wesley Bolin Plaza.
A group of runners and walkers from the Hualapai Tribe finished trekking more than 200 miles over six days from western Arizona to the Valley on Tuesday.
Mar. 20, 2024
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A federal grand jury has indicted a former White Mountain Apache tribal police officer Joshua Ben Anderson in connection with the death of a woman on Thanksgiving Day last year.
Mar. 20, 2024
Wednesday is National Native HIV-AIDS Awareness Day, first observed in 2007. This year’s theme is “It’s All Relative, Our Experience Makes a Difference.” It’s still a serious public health issue affecting tribal communities all across Indian Country, especially in Arizona.
Mar. 20, 2024

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