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Arizona projects get sizeable cut of Great American Outdoors Act funds

Arizona projects got $110 million last year and will get another $159 million in the fiscal year that started this month, or more than 9% of all funding nationally under the Great American Outdoors Act for those two years. ... Read more»

COVID-19 vaccines or weekly tests to be mandated for millions of U.S. workers

More than 80 million employees of private businesses in the U.S. will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing as part of the Biden administration’s latest strategy for combating the still-surging coronavirus pandemic.... Read more»

Feds withheld data on underperforming schools for Native kids for years

New data shows Bureau of Indian Education schools do not teach kids fast enough to close an achievement gap that starts in early childhood, and experts say socioeconomic status translates into fewer resources in the home and fewer educational opportunities.... Read more»

Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes

Lawmakers and tribal leaders berated the Bureau of Indian Education on Thursday for a school reopening plan that prioritizes in-person learning, despite tribes’ opposition to the plan in the face of COVID-19 health concerns.... Read more»

A school on Navajo Nation stayed open. Then people started showing coronavirus symptoms.

The federal government has released little information about the spread of coronavirus in Navajo schools. Now, some students and school staff are sick with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.... Read more»

Tribal affairs agencies make progress, not enough to satisfy senators

Federal agencies that oversee Indian affairs are making progress toward fixing management shortcomings that landed them on a list of “high-risk” agencies, but not enough progress to satisfy some senators.... Read more»

Ongoing problems land tribal oversight agencies on GAO 'high-risk' list

Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.... Read more»

Audit: 19 tribal schools in Arizona went uninspected for four years

At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.... Read more»

Az schools make up 1/2 of priority list for tribal school repairs

Half of the 10 schools on the Bureau of Indian Education priority replacement list released this week are in Arizona, while another three are on the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.... Read more»

Senate panel looks at school vouchers for Native American students

Arizona state Sen. Carlyle Begay told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that a bill to give Native American students school choice is the “true essence of self-determination and self-empowerment” that tribes are seeking.... Read more»

Interior secretary brings Native American 'listening tour' to Az

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell received a tour of an elementary school on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on Tuesday as part of a "listening tour." She says that in many ways the federal government has failed Native American youth.... Read more»

Az educators praise early-childhood program for Native Americans

Arizona educators Wednesday praised a Bureau of Indian Education program that gets Native American parents actively engaged in the education of their children from birth until kindergarten. Arizona has eight of the nation’s 43 Family and Child Education, or FACE sites, which assist tribal families in home-based, early childhood and adult education, and job training.... Read more»