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Havasupai tribe: Pinion Plain uranium mine threatens our existence

A letter of opposition to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, which recently issued an aquifer protection plan permit, is the latest attempt - after years of legal battles - by the Havasupai Tribe to oppose the Pinion Plain uranium mine. ... Read more»0

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Navajo Nation presidential candidates tackle questions about Navajo economy during forum

Eleven of the 15 Navajo Nation presidential candidates running gathered at Twin Arrows Casino on June 21 to answer questions about how they would address issues affecting the Navajo economy, but none of them had a direct plan set in place. ... Read more»0

3 Arizona tribal leaders appointed to new Interior advisory panel

Tribal leaders from Arizona and across the country will have direct access to advising the U.S. Department of the Interior for the first time in history with the creation of a tribal advisory panel - and three Arizona tribal leaders will join to the committee.... Read more»0

Arizona tribes get grants to preserve Apache, Navajo languages

In an effort to help tribal nations preserve and revitalize their traditional languages, the San Carlos Apache Tribal Council and Navajo Nation Diné College will receive a portion of $7 million in grants from the Office of Indian Economic Development.... Read more»0

Interior Dep't program hires Indigenous youth for conservation projects

Indigenous youth will get the opportunity to work on conservation projects through the new Indigenous Youth Service Corps program as a way to help Native youth get set on a path to good-paying jobs while working to tackle the climate crisis.... Read more»0

Arizona gets $5.6M from feds for recreation, conservation work

The Department of Interior distributed $279 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund in support of state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects, with Arizona receiving $5.6 million in funding for local projects.... Read more»0

DOJ updates guide on gender bias for police response to sexual assault, domestic violence

The Department of Justice is trying to help law enforcement better recognize, mitigate and prevent gender bias when responding to and investigating sexual assault, domestic violence, and other forms of gender-based violence cases.... Read more»0

Gila River Indian Community receives funding to upgrade traffic safety signs

The Gila River Indian Community will get nearly $1 million to replace old and damaged traffic signs through the community, which tribal leaders say will improve safety for community members who drive the roads every day and those who visit tribal lands.... Read more»0

UA Native education programs win grants from AZ education department

With the help of a grant from the Arizona Department of Education, the Native SOAR program at the University of Arizona hopes to expand its mentoring program and provide more quality services to Indigenous students and Arizona educators, both in person and online.... Read more»0

Gila River Indian Community awarded $4.4 million to expand broadband

The Gila River Indian Community received a $4.4 million dollar grant from the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan to help improve access to and use of broadband internet service among tribal citizens.... Read more»0

Light Up Navajo initiative helps tribe with 'life-changing' access to electrical grid

Light Up Navajo III, a mutual aid project that extends service to Navajo homes without electricity - and where local Navajo utility crews work alongside other utility companies - is working to provide utilities a lot of people take for granted.... Read more»0

Historic report on Federal Indian Boarding Schools finds 47 in Arizona, 400 nationwide

For the first time in history, the Department of Interior investigated the federal Indian boarding school system across the United States, identifying more than 400 schools and over 50 burial sites - with Arizona home to 47 of those schools.... Read more»0

Ending 'life of violence': Raising awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and events are being held at the local, state and national level to allow people to reflect on the movement and discuss the work that still needs to be done.... Read more»0

Tohono O’odham 'Shadow Wolves' border tracking team gets federal funding increase

A new federal law aims to improve recruitment and expand operations for the Shadow Wolves, the country’s only Native American tracking unit based on the Tohono O’odham Nation, which shares 62 miles of the Mexican border. ... Read more»0

Tunnel Fire northeast of Flagstaff 0% contained, Ducey declares state of emergency

Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency in response to the Tunnel Fire in Coconino County that has currently burned more than 20,000 acres and has 0% containment.... Read more»0

Interior Dep't announces funding opportunity for tribal nations to address climate change

Tribal nations across the country have the opportunity to receive funding as part of the $46 million Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Climate Resilience Program to address the unique impacts climate change has within their communities.... Read more»0

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