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Cleaning up Tucson's South Side water pollution part of Grijalva enviro bill

Local leaders in Southern Arizona came together Wednesday to throw their support behind the Environmental Justice for All Act, a congressional bill that aims to treat pollution in communities of color as a civil rights violation and create local funding for environmental cleanup. ... Read more»

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Arizona tribal official calls on Congress to fund 'critical' water infrastructure

Pascua Yaqui Chairman Peter Yucupicio told a House subcommittee Tuesday that tribes need more federal support to implement “critical” water infrastructure projects on their lands and called for increased engagement by the Army Corps of Engineers with tribes.... Read more»

Pima County Supes adopt Native land acknowledgement for board meetings

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will open meetings with an acknowledgement of the "ancestral homelands" of the Tohono O'odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe, after a 4-1 vote Tuesday. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Familiar-sounding compromise saves RTA... for now

A giant chill pill and a retired general's compromise plan has, for the moment, saved the Regional Transportation Authority as it moves toward a new 20-year plan for a special tax for roads throughout Pima County.... Read more»1

Pima County Supes consider adding Native land acknowledgement to meetings

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider on Tuesday adopting a land acknowledgement to be read before each meeting that would mention the history of Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui people in our area.... Read more»

Yaqui Chairman Yucupicio inducted into Tejano Hall of Fame for decades of musicianship

The Tejano Roots Hall of Fame is honoring Peter Yucupicio, chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, for his decades of playing bajo sexto with his family's band, Los Hermanos Cuatro.... Read more»

El presidente Yaqui, Yucupicio, entra el Salón de la Fama de Tejano por décadas de maestría musical

El Salón de la Fama de las Raíces Tejanas está honrando a Peter Yucupicio, presidente de la Tribu Pascua Yaqui, por sus décadas de tocar bajo sexto con la banda de su familia, Los Hermanos Cuatro.... Read more»

House passes bill to expand Pascua Yaqui tribal lands near Grant & I-10

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is closer to gaining control of Old Pascua, site of tribe’s first settlement in Tucson, after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill awarding to the tribe the Northwest Side area of several city blocks, which includes the site of a planned casino. ... Read more»

Biden first U.S. president to proclaim Indigenous Peoples Day

Monday marks, as is tradition, Columbus Day across the country. But it also, for the first time ever, is Indigenous Peoples Day, following President Joe Biden's national proclamation.... Read more»

Presidente mexicano AMLO pide disculpas a Pascua Yaqui, otras tribus por crímenes históricos

El presidente mexicano AMLO pidió disculpas a Pascua Yaqui y otras tribus por crímenes históricos en una reunión un Sonora ... Read more»

Mexican president AMLO issues apology to Pascua Yaqui, other tribes for historical crimes

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obredor issued an apology for "crimes of the state" committed against Native tribes, including the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, in a meeting last week. North of the border, President Biden became the first U.S. leader to proclaim Indigenous Peoples' Day.... Read more»

Pascua Yaqui win early voting site in settlement with Pima County Recorder's Office

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe have ended their lawsuit against the Pima County Recorder's Office, with officials announcing that they'll cooperate to establish an early voting site on the tribe's reservation just outside Tucson.... Read more»

Pascua Yaqui win water funds, first of $150M for Arizona projects

$900,000 from an Army Corps of Engineers fund dedicated to water infrastructure projects in Arizona will be used to bring water to the tribe’s lands for irrigation, the first fruits of a successful effort last year by members of the state’s congressional delegation to win $150 million in federal funding for water projects around the state.... Read more»

Yaqui sue Pima Recorder over early voting site on reservation

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe filed a federal lawsuit Monday to push Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez to open an early voting site on the reservation just outside Tucson.... Read more»

From showdown to stalemate, Pascua Yaqui voting site feud continues

What was a showdown between the Pascua Yaqui tribe, the Pima County Board of Supervisors and the county’s recorder has now turned into a stalemate. ... Read more»

Tribe renews voting site push, sets up showdown with Pima recorder

At least two Pima County supervisors will “press forward” to get an early voting site reinstated on the Pascua-Yaqui reservation, setting up a showdown with the county recorder who rejected the request again this week.... Read more»

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