Gila River Indian Community

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May 25, 2023

Arizona gets hit hardest in Colorado River plan

More than half of the 3 million acre-feet in water cuts announced as part of a multi-state conservation deal will come from Arizona, state officials said on May 25.

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Apr 21, 2023

Feds apply pressure for water deal

The federal government is prodding Colorado River basin states, particularly Arizona and California, to come to a deal for shared cuts in water use.

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Apr 7, 2023

Feds to pay $233 million for Gila River water conservation, infrastructure

The federal government will pay the Gila River Indian Community to leave some of its share of Colorado River water in Lake Mead, as well as funding infrastructure projects to increase wastewater reuse in irrigation.

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Feb 3, 2023

Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

Fifteen Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million in federal money this year for water rights settlements, the Biden administration announced Thursday.

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Jan 21, 2023

Native Americans share trauma of Arizona boarding schools

Native American boarding school survivors of abuse and their descendants shared memories and tears in Arizona on U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's yearlong “Road to Healing” initiative. They spoke Friday at a school in the Gila Indian River Community just south of Phoenix before a large audience that included Gov. Katie Hobbs and Democratic U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego.

Jan 18, 2023

To save lives, let’s fast-track federal grant to improve I-10

Widening and improving the I-10 will save lives, reduce smog, save travelers’ time, improve freight transit, and help the Arizona economy remain robust.

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Oct 10, 2022

Arizona leaders join others at White House for forum on federal funds

Arizona local, tribal and labor leaders were at the White House Friday to hear administration officials highlight the billions in recent federal funding that is coming to states for everything from roads to water to broadband.

Apr 15, 2021

New compacts bring more than sports wagering

Arizona tribes are going to get at least four new casinos – and possibly more – along with more slot machines, more games of chance and the right to take wagers on a whole new category of sporting events.

Dec 18, 2019

Ducey announces completion of freeway that connects east, west valleys

Gov. Doug Ducey announced the completion of the controversial 202 South Mountain Freeway decades in the making, but he couldn’t say when it will open.

Oct 1, 2019

Tribal leaders: Arizona law makes it hard for Native Americans to vote

Changes to election laws and polling place closures since 2013 have had a disproportionately negative impact on members of federally recognized tribes in Arizona, tribal leaders and voting rights advocates told a Congressional subcommittee Tuesday morning.

May 24, 2019

In Indian Country, potholes can be a bump in the road to an education

Classrooms at Keams Canyon Elementary School in northeast Arizona are noticeably emptier during the winter and monsoon months.

Mar 1, 2019

Ducey firm in belief cotton farming should continue in desert

Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday he sees no reason for farmers to give up growing cotton in the desert, even with the ongoing drought situation.