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Navajo Code Talker and New Mexico Senator Dies

Sen. John Pinto died Friday morning in Gallup, New Mexico.

Arizona House OKs Navajo school voucher fix, Senate next

The bill would the Navajo students to use vouchers for private school tuition in New Mexico for one more year.

Tohono O'odham Nation Celebrates High Schoolers Heading to College

A Baboquivari High School event recognized its seniors planning to attend college, vocational schools or the military.

Ducey Signs Plan to Track Data on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The law requires local, state, tribal and federal agencies to collect and share information on these cases.

One of Few Remaining Navajo Code Talkers Dies

Fleming Begaye Sr. died Friday in Chinle at the age of 97.

McSally Gets Commitment for Funds to Build Health Clinics on Tribal Lands

The senator expressed concern that the decreased funding in the 2020 budget would impact construction.

Tohono O'odham Nation Establishes Youth Conservation Group

Congress passed a bill that created the Indian Youth Corps in March.

Navajo Nation Wins Appeal in Indian Child Welfare Act Case

The Arizona Court of Appeals decided the juvenile court did not meet the requirements of the act.

$220M Available to Small Businesses to Clean Up Navajo Uranium Mines

The funding comes from a $1.7 billion settlement from a company that mined the region.

Arizona Senate Votes to Form Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Arizona House and Senate passed HB 2570, a bill that would align data collection between city, state and tribal law enforcement.

Arizona Tribes Challenge Permit for Open-Pit Copper Mine

A complaint, jointly filed in U.S. District Court by the Tohono O'odham Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Hopi Tribe, is challenging the permit issued to Rosemont Copper Company.

Navajo Nation President Proclaims Renewable Energy Top Priority

The proclamation comes days after the tribal council voted to drop its bid for the West's largest coal-fired power plant.

Agency Collecting Animals Killed by Cars, Poachers for Tribes

The state's wildlife agency is helping Native American tribes looking for animal parts for cultural and religious use.

Trump Administration Proposes Defunding Tribal College Scholarship Program

The program survived last year's proposed cuts, but it's on the table again this year.

Navajo Nation Company Ends Bid to Buy Power Plant, Mine

Negotiations with the Navajo Generating Station owners came to a halt over who would be responsible for cleanup.

Tohono O'odham Police Seize 43K Fentanyl Doses

Tribal police led a task force that resulted in three arrests and the seizure of pills valued at over $700,000.

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