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Tohono O'odham election flips tribal control, again: Ned Norris is back

The new chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation will be the same as an old chair: Ned Norris Jr. will again take the top elected post of the tribe, following an election over the weekend.... Read more»

Tribal leaders urge House to extend funding for water settlements

Tribes argue that a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., is needed to provide certainty to their water rights passed 2029, to ensure the government meets obligations it has already agreed to providing.... Read more»

Zinke, tribal leaders discuss solutions to Native American opioid epidemic

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met Monday with Arizona tribal leaders to discuss possible solutions for the national opioid crisis, which affects Native Americans more than any other minority.... Read more»

Tribal leaders call on next president to include Native voices in policy

“Our voice, tribal voice,” was the mantra during Monday’s caucus of Native American delegates to the Democratic National Convention.... Read more»

Three new members for RTA/PAG board

The board that oversees the Regional Transportation Authority and Pima Association of Governments has three new members: Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Edward Manuel, Mayor Miguel Rojas of South Tucson, and Michael Hammond, the Pima County representative on the Arizona State Transportation Board. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

$8.5 billion in gaming later, how are tribes doing?

Ned Norris, Jr., isn't the tribal chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation anymore and it happened this week. What's that? First you heard of it? In ignoring what's going on on the rez, the media's missing a story for the ages.... Read more»3