Native American Affairs

Oak Flat
A few months ago, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a group of San Carlos Apaches in their fight against a copper mine in the Oak Flat area of Tonto National Forest. But the court may take up the case again.
Sep. 7, 2022
United States flag and a U.S. Department of Homeland Security flag
The Homeland Security Department is seeking nominations of people to serve on its new Tribal Advisory Council.
Sep. 7, 2022
Brian Young and Daniel W. Vandever
The Navajo Nation Library is hosting a celebration of tribal authors Friday in the tribe’s capital city.
Sep. 7, 2022
Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field
Sports betting has been legalized in about two-thirds of U.S. states. That includes Arizona, which joined the nationwide trend one year ago this week. Gaming officials in the state say so far, it’s been a success.
Sep. 5, 2022
a white sage stick
As sage has ballooned in popularity, journalists and activists are uncovering a dirty truth about the sacred desert plant: Sage is being poached in massive quantities.
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Sep. 1, 2022
Navajo Nation president's office
The Navajo Nation will be receiving more than $50 million to fund internet access projects across the reservation. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Commerce and will go to deploy high-speed internet infrastructure.
Aug. 31, 2022
Navajo Nation flag
During the Cold War, the uranium industry dug hundreds of mines on the Navajo Nation. Officials with the tribe met recently to discuss the impacts of uranium exposure to tribal members.
Aug. 30, 2022
Navajo Nation flag
More than three months after monkeypox was first reported in the U.S., the virus has made its way onto the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation on Wednesday confirmed its first case of monkeypox in an individual who lives on the New Mexico side of the reservation.
Aug. 25, 2022
san carlos apache reservation sign
The bipartisan Infrastructure bill that passed last year with support from Arizona’s Senate delegation included funding for upgrades to rural and tribal communities, and an Arizona tribe is one of them.
Aug. 24, 2022
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The Bureau of Reclamation recently opened an Environmental Impact Statement on the Miner Flat Dam at Fort Apache to public comments.
Aug. 24, 2022
A rendering of Desert Diamond Arena
The former home of the Arizona Coyotes will get a new name this fall. Gila River Arena will now be known as Desert Diamond Arena.
Aug. 24, 2022
Jonathan Nez
Navajo President Jonathan Nez and tribal officials met with Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran and others recently to visit abandoned uranium mines near Cameron.
Aug. 22, 2022
For thousands of years, tribes living in what is now the Southwestern United States gathered at the Gila River. They left a legacy that conservationists would like to preserve, and Congressman Raul Grijalva has introduced legislation that could make that a reality.
Aug. 22, 2022
Navajo Nation
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has developed a new strategy to better engage with hundreds of Native American tribes facing climate change-related disasters.
Aug. 18, 2022
Navajo Code Talkers
On Sunday, residents gathered in downtown Phoenix to celebrate National Navajo Code Talkers Day. The event honored the members of the U.S. Marine Corps who used the Navajo language to relay unbreakable coded messages during World War II.
Aug. 14, 2022
Navajo Code Talkers
Aug. 14 marks the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Navajo Code. This year, that day will also mark the groundbreaking for the first national Navajo Code Talkers museum in New Mexico.
Aug. 12, 2022
The U.S. military has veterans all over the country. But some have trouble connecting, or even knowing about benefits and services that are available to them.
Aug. 12, 2022
Yaqui aqueduct
Officials say a major aqueduct project designed to bring potable water to Yaqui towns in Sonora is moving ahead. It’s part of the so-called justice plan promised by Mexico’s president.
Aug. 11, 2022
Grand Canyon National Park
Heritage Days return to the Grand Canyon this weekend after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Aug. 5, 2022
list of missing people
On a regular basis, law enforcement officials are tasked with finding out what happened to people who are missing without explanation from their homes and communities. The problem is significantly more dramatic among the Indigenous population.
Aug. 4, 2022


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