American Indians lived, worked and played in the verdant valleys, harsh deserts and lush high Ponderosa pine forests of Arizona centuries before Anglos set foot in the state. Although Anglos’ relationship with tribes hasn’t always been smooth, Native Americans have contributed much to the state as it has grown up during its first 100 years.Read More »
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The number of American Indians who claimed to be multiracial jumped sharply over the last decade, but not so much in Arizona, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday.Read More »
New U.S. Census Bureau figures show the Navajo tribe remains by far Arizona's largest, but it isn't growing as fast other large tribes.Read More »
As many as 30,000 Native Americans from seven Arizona tribes stand to benefit from the final settlement this week of a years-long, $3.4 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government.
Members of the Tohono O’odham, Navajo, Salt River, Pima-Maricopa, San Carlos Apache, Hopi, Gila River and Colorado River tribes are part of the class in Cobell v. Salazar.
Geronimo: The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee didn't know when it scheduled a hearing on racial stereotypes that members would have such an emotionally charged name to discuss. But the use of the Apache leader's moniker as a code name for Osama bin Laden has appalled many Native Americans and drawn calls for an apology.Read More »
Arizona is getting an official firearm — the Colt Single-Action Army revolver.Read More »
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 »
The threat of a government shutdown Friday has America Indian leaders scrambling to determine what the stalemate on Capitol Hill would mean for their reservations, where the federal government's presence often plays a vital role in everything from law enforcement and social services to schools.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 »