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Tribal police agencies in Arizona & across the nation struggle to attract, maintain officers

A Navajo Nation official told a Senate panel this week that the tribe’s police department lacks the resources to attract and retain officers, a problem that experts say is faced by tribal police departments across the country. ... Read more»

Vicious circle: Tribal broadband program hindered by lack of broadband

The federal government’s effort to fund expanded broadband infrastructure in Indian Country overlooked a fundamental issue, advocates say - many tribes did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access.... Read more»

Religious gatekeeping in Arizona's red-rock country

Sedona's Enchantment Resort sits at the mouth of Boynton Canyon - a place sacred to the Yavapai-Apache people - effectively making the resort the gatekeeper to Indigenous lands, but it has recently been tone-deaf when it comes to their relationship with Native people.... Read more»

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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»

Tribes: Law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn’t met promise

Tribes had hoped the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act would bring the return of sacred items and human remains from museums. But 25 years later, more than 70 percent of tribal remains haven't been turned over. Critics say the law is falling short. ... Read more»