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‘I’ll never forget’: Pearl Harbor survivor and Arizonan Jack Holder remembers surprise attack

What started as a calm Sunday morning in Oahu on Dec. 7, 1941, ended as a terrible day in American history - and a day Chandler resident Jack Holder remembers like it was yesterday.... Read more»

Phx mural honors resilience, spirit and future of Salt River Pima-Maricopa people

Downtown Phoenix is home to thousands of people, including one new resident who’s 45 feet tall and very hard to miss. The black-and-white mural is a portrait of a real girl from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Grijalva: Don't trust Rio Tinto mining to protect Arizona's Oak Flat. Look what it did in Australia

As we recently witnessed in Australia, Rio Tinto's promises to protect sacred sites are meaningless. Congress must pass the Save Oak Flat Act to protect an Arizona grove where tribes have gathered to conduct ceremonies and gather traditional medicines for millennia.... Read more»

FCC grants no-cost broadband spectrum licenses to 11 Arizona tribes

The Federal Communications Commission has granted broadband spectrum licenses to 11 Arizona tribes in what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “a major step forward in our efforts to close the digital divide on Tribal lands.”... Read more»

Amid conflict over Salt River horses, a controversial fence is finished

Advocates for wild horses clash with Tonto National Forest officials over new fencing project along the Salt River.... Read more»

Down for the count: Tribes’ Census response lags far behind state, U.S.

Tribal response to the 2020 Census badly trails state and national rates, according to Census Bureau data, with the already-challenging task of counting in tribal areas further complicated by the arrival of COVID-19. ... Read more»

Federal panel visits Az to discuss violence against reservation children

Daniel Cauffman, 21, can speak candidly about the physical abuse he suffered at the hands of his stepmother when he was a child. He was one of several young people to give testimony Tuesday alongside regional experts at a public hearing for the advisory committee to the Attorney General’s Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence.... Read more»

Interior announces details of $1.9 billion Indian lands buy-back program

The Interior Department announced details Tuesday of the 10-year, $1.9 billion buy-back of “fractionated” lands from Native American tribes and tribal members that could be worth tens of millions in Arizona. ... Read more»

Native Americans discuss Indian Country issues at DNC

Several tribal leaders, U.S. representatives and a U.S. senator spoke on issues concerning the Native American community during the Native American Council meeting at the Democratic National Convention. Many of these issues impact the nearly 300,000 Native Americans who live in Arizona. ... Read more»

Embattled bald eagle pair breeds in man-made nest

The Arizona Game and Fish Department created two artificial eagle nests along the Verde River to replace an old nest in an effort to help baby eagles survive. Although this is not a permanent solution, it has allowed two nestlings to be raised to fledglings this year.... Read more»

Feds agree to pay $1B to settle tribal trust claims

Federal officials announced a $1 billion settlement Wednesday of claims filed by 41 tribes, including five from Arizona, who said the government had long mismanaged their trust lands.... Read more»