WASHINGTON – Arizona’s senators urged tribal leaders Thursday to move quickly on a proposed settlement of water-rights claims so they can push the bill through Congress before this session ends. In separate closed-door meetings with Navajo and Hopi leaders in Tuba City, Republican Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain stressed the importance of quick action, said those who attended the meetings.Read More »
TUBA CITY a�� Arizona's two U.S. senators are meeting with tribal leaders today to discuss a water rights settlement. Jon Kyl introduced legislation earlier this year that would settle the Navajo and Hopi claims to the Little Colorado River system. The tribes would get groundwater delivery projects in exchange for giving up further claims to the water.Read More »
Tribal officials told a House committee Wednesday that federal regulation of energy projects on Indian lands is a “major bottleneck” that is stifling their economies and needs to be changed.Read More »
Two northeastern Arizona tribes would waive their rights to water from the Little Colorado River in exchange for the promise of groundwater delivery projects under legislation introduced Tuesday in Congress.Read More »
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 »
Coconino County election officials have provided translators at the polls for Navajo speakers. They have done the same for Hopi voters.
But Yuma has them stumped.
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 »
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 »
The Hopi Code Talkers are being honored in a ceremony Monday.Read More »
One of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers died this week, leaving only one founding member of the elite Marine Corps unit that developed an unbreakable secret code during World War II still alive.Read More »