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'We’re used to being an afterthought,' said April Ignacio, founder of Indivisible Tohono, a grassroots group that focuses on federal and Arizona legislation that impacts the Tohono O’odham Nation..

Voters have a right to access voting information in a traditional language, but only seven Arizona counties are required to offer materials in an Indigenous language - and only five Indigenous languages are covered out of the 22 tribal nations in the state. Read more»

Indigenous women led the 2019 Phoenix Women’s March, where they advocated for their missing and murdered Native sisters. Such activism is bringing a sense of urgency to the problem.

One day they were there and the next they weren’t. Trying to get a handle on the number of missing and murdered Native American women quickly gets mired in conflicting jurisdictions, inconsistent numbers and stories some say are best left untold. Read more» 1