Fort Defiance, established in 1851, was the first military post established in what would become the Arizona Territory, and its post office, established in 1856, provided the future territory’s first postal service.Read More »
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Geronimo was known as a legendary Apache warrior whose ability to walk without leaving footprints allowed him to evade thousands of Mexican and U.S. soldiers, much like Osama bin Laden evaded capture for the past decade.
But for Native Americans, there's an important difference: Geronimo was a hero — not a terrorist.
You can still see his name everywhere, on hospitals, parkways, schools, swimming pools, and even a sports complex. So the question on every newcomer’s mind in Arizona is, why Kino?Read More »
Hopis have voted down a proposed constitution that would have made sweeping changes to their tribal government.Read More »
Members of the Hopi Tribe are voting Thursday on whether to approve proposed changes to their constitution.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill into law earlier this year to ban an Hispanic studies program in one school district while simultaneously crafting an exemption for culture-based classes for other minority populations.Read More »
As the July 29 enforcement date for Arizona's strict new immigration law nears, Native American tribes are charging that the law was written without considering their unique circumstance and that it will violate their sovereignty and their members' civil rights.Read More »
Nobody who knew Helen Wiki Jackson would have described her as a passive person. Quite the opposite, in fact.Read More »
The U.S. Senate this week unanimously confirmed Yvette Roubideaux, an assistant professor of family and community medicine at the University of Arizona, to head up the country's Indian health care efforts.Read More »