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Navajo, Hopi relocation effort could end soon, decades after it started

After decades of work and hundreds of millions of dollars, the end could be in sight for the federal office charged with relocating Navajo and Hopi families in a land dispute between the two tribes.... Read more»

Az tribes using cultural heritage to keep students engaged in education

Arizona has the second-largest Native American student population in the country and they are failing standardized tests and dropping out of school at higher rates than any other group. ... Read more»

Decades later, families wait as tribal relocation office struggles

A plan to end an age-old land dispute between the Navajo and Hopi was supposed to take five years and $41 million, but 30 years and $564 million later families are still waiting to be moved. No one seems happy with the relocation effort. But few want to see it go away – yet. ... Read more»

Court: Mine can give job preference to Navajo workers on tribal land

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Peabody Western Coal Co. can give preference to Navajo tribal members when making hiring decisions for mines on the Navajo Nation.... Read more»

Lawmaker: Designate highways to honor Native American vets

Rep. Jamescita Peshlakai, an Army veteran, says honoring Native American veterans by renaming stretches of U.S. 89, U.S. 160, State Route 264 and Interstate 40 also would help build connections between tribes and the rest of Arizona. ... Read more»

Tribal leaders meet in Washington to hear from Obama, Cabinet officials

The effect of climate change on tribes in the Southwest was just one of the topics at the wide-ranging White House Tribal Nations Conference, which featured the president and much of his Cabinet. ... Read more»