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Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised

Some Native American vets seeking treatment face geographical barriers, confusing bureaucracy and lack of cultural understanding.

UA students forge connection with Navajo Nation in engineering project

Program focuses on finding food, energy and water solutions that can be deployed in rural Arizona.

Finding perspective on race and privilege: "Master Harold"... and the Boys

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A conversation with James D. Diamond about his book "After the Blood Bath", and Part 2 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders, "Changing Expectations".

Grijalva asks feds to 'respect tribal lands' during border construction

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva is asking the Department of Homeland Security to formally consult with the Tohono O'odham Nation.

New online tool points consumers Native American-owned businesses

The RezRising website and phone app aims to not only draw attention to Native American entrepreneurs, but also change attitudes.

Scottsdale man admits to misrepresenting jewelry as Native American-made

A group sold the fraudulent jewelry, made in the Philippines, all over the West.

Navajo request federal funding to hire coroners

If successful, the tribe will be the first in the country with such a department.

4 Navajo Code Talkers die in 2019, 5 remain

The four men who died last year were known for more than their military service, which helped end World War II.

Navajo man appeals death penalty conviction, claiming jury bias

Lezmond Mitchell's case exemplifies the complexities of capitol punishment on tribal lands.

House bill could generate more health services for Native American elders

If passed, the Tribal Elder Care Improvement Act would award grants to tribal agencies to support elder health care.

Senate bill could roll back tribal authority in domestic violence cases

It's one of two U.S. Senate bills that would renew the Violence Against Women Act.

UA Indigenous law program receives thousands for Native American law students

The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program hopes to fund $15,000 in scholarships.

Navajo Nation creates law scholarships for tribal members at UA

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez met with students and also discussed nation building and critiqued the U.S. government's priorities.

Former San Carlos Apache Tribe chair walking to traditional lands to protest copper mine

Wendsler Nosie Sr. is going to live near Oak Flat east of Phoenix to oppose the construction of the Resolution Copper Mine.

US Senate passes bill repealing discriminatory laws against Native Americans

The Respect Act would eliminate laws like one that allows the forced removal of children from their homes to attend boarding school.

Pima County considering new court for American Indian child welfare cases

The proposed court would encourage a legal team to specialize in the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act, an official says.

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