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Family of Tohono O'odham man killed by Border Patrol last year files wrongful death suit

Raymond Mattia was killed in the Tohono O’odham community of Menagers Dam the night of May 18, 2023.

Proposed settlement is first step in securing Colorado River water for 3 Native American tribes

The Navajo Nation has one of the largest single outstanding claims in the Colorado River basin and will vote soon on the measure in a special session.

District of Arizona works to improve handling of MMIP cases

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona is fortifying how they handle cases involving missing or murdered Indigenous peoples.

Native tribes file to dismiss lawsuit threatening Grand Canyon National Monument

Conservations groups joined the tribes in filing to intervene in the case.

‘Combating this epidemic’: Native Americans gather to address suicide prevention

In 2019, suicide was the second leading cause of death for Native Americans and Alaska Natives between the ages of 10 and 34.

Ancient farmers dug canals that shaped Phoenix's modern water system

Those ancient farmers have been referred to as the "Hohokam" but it’s not the name of a tribe or a people, and their O'Odham, Hopi, and Zuni descendants do not call them that.

US court rejects a request by tribes to block $10B SunZia energy transmission project in Arizona

The project — approved in 2015 following a lengthy review — has been touted as the biggest U.S. electricity infrastructure undertaking since the Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s.

Uranium is being mined near the Grand Canyon as prices soar and the US pushes for more nuclear power

The largest uranium producer in the United States is ramping up work at a mine less than 10 miles from the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Arizona legislation to better regulate rehab programs targeted by Medicaid scams is moving forward

Hathalie said she anticipates a vote by the full House could come as soon as Thursday.

SunZia Transmission Project sparks legal dispute over sacred sites preservation

The Tohono O’odham Nation and San Carlos Apache Tribe seek to halt construction, citing threats to cultural heritage.

Gila River Indian Community says it doesn't support latest Colorado River sharing proposals

The tribe is among the most prominent of the 30 federally-recognized tribes that use the Colorado River.

I’m taking this way too seriously as an adult: The growth of mountain biking in Arizona

In two very different stories about one of America's fastest-growing sports, we head to a 24-hour mountain bike relay race. Then we talk to some of the people behind a documentary about spreading mountain biking on the Navajo Nation.

The US is springing forward to daylight saving. For Navajo and Hopi tribes, it's a time of confusion

The Navajo Nation, which also stretches into Utah and New Mexico, will reset clocks for one hour later despite being situated between two territories that remain on standard time: the rest of Arizona and the neighboring Hopi reservation.

The Buzz: The Legacy and impact of Land Grant Institutions

A look at how an 1862 act impacted Native lands and eventually led to UA's fossil fuel use despite climate pledges.

How Apache Stronghold's fight to protect Oak Flat in central Arizona has played out over the years

Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of international mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP, wants to develop the large deposit of copper ore deep under Oak Flat into a massive mine.

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