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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»

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U.S. Interior secretary to promote big spending jump for tribal, climate programs

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will ask a U.S. House spending panel to increase funding for the department's tribal programs and climate resilience efforts, according to written testimony released ahead of a hearing scheduled for Thursday.... Read more»

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»

White House report highlights voting barriers for Native American voters

Language barriers, cultural disrespect, outright hostility, extreme physical distances to polling places, lack of accessibility and persistent poverty are just some of the obstacles Native Americans face when it comes to exercising their right to vote.... Read more»

Arizona ranks high on states with offensive place names eyed for change

With 67 locations that have the word “squaw” in their name, Arizona could be a primary target when federal officials meet with tribes to talk about possible new names for places that currently contain a slur against Native American women. ... Read more»

Biden to tap Navajo health head to lead Native American health agency

President Joe Biden intends to nominate Roselyn Tso - a member of the Navajo Nation - to lead the Indian Health Service, responsible for overseeing federal health care for nearly 250,000 Native American people in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.... Read more»

Bill to strip derogatory term for Indigenous women from Arizona land wins Senate approval

A bill that would prohibit the Arizona Board on Geographic and Historic Names from naming any geographic feature, place of historical significance, or specified road using the derogatory term “sq***” has passed the Arizona Senate and is headed to the House.... Read more»

Replacements for removing derogatory names on federal lands published

The Department of the Interior’s Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force published a list of replacement names for the geographic features with the name “sq***,” which was officially declared a derogatory term last year by Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland.... Read more»

Deb Haaland touts infrastructure money for Az tribal water rights settlements

During her visit to Arizona, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the agency’s plan to fulfill settlements of Indian water rights claims using money from the infrastructure spending plan that President Joe Biden signed into law last year. ... Read more»

Interior Dep't fielding nominations for committee to replace derogatory place names

The U.S. Department of the Interior is moving forward on its plan to replace derogatory names of places on federal lands and is seeking nominations for members of the new Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place-Names.... Read more»

As tribes wait for investigation to conclude, debate over Indian schools continues

Tribes across the Southwest dread the possibility that thousands of unmarked graves might be uncovered by a federal investigation into abandoned Native American boarding schools expected to wrap up early this year.... Read more»

Federal grants available to help tribes preserve Native languages

Tribal nations across the U.S. have an opportunity to go after funding through the Living Languages Grant Program to help their communities develop programs that help preserve their traditional Native languages.... Read more»

Arizona state Sen. Pehslakai resigns, headed for Dep't of Interior role

Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai, chair of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus in the legislature, resigned from the Arizona state Senate to work with the Department of Interior on projects related to “all of the western United States”.... Read more»

Consultations between Interior Dep't and tribal nations to start in January

Consultations are set to start in January between the Department of the Interior and tribal nations as they seek to implement programs that invest more than $13 billion directly into tribal nations under the new bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.... Read more»

‘Like a demon that’s always behind us’, Jackpile Mine's toxic legacy continues

Uranium mines over the Navajo Nation and around the West are being left as orphan mines - abandoned mines for which no financially responsible party can be found - so the Superfund remedy is the only remedy that’s been identified for the Navajo sites, as well as Jackpile.... Read more»

New BIA website spotlights Missing and Murdered Indigenous people

The new Bureau of Indian Affairs website dedicated to solving missing and murdered cases in Indian Country provides attention to unresolved cases involving Indigenous people that the BIA, Office of Justice Services, and Missing and Murdered Unit is working on.... Read more»

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