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Tag Archives: Sonoran Desert

Hia-Ced O’odham seek federal recognition as tribe (access required)

Hia-Ced, tribes, ASU, Hia-Ced Hemajkam LLC, U.S. and Mexico border, Tohono O’odham Nation, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

In Arizona, 22 federally recognized tribes inhabit nearly every region of the state, according to the Arizona State Museum, but the Hia-Ced isn’t one of them. But some descendants of those four surviving families are working to change that. They’re researching the history of the Hia-Ced to prove their existence and distinctions and working to advocate for recognition with the federal government.

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Value of public land includes beauty of nature, sustained economy

I ask all Arizonans to join me in contacting your members of Congress, our two U.S. senators, and the governor. Ask them to stand strong against this attack on our public lands and to keep these important land and cultural and natural resource protections in place. Say no to carving up these national monuments for the profit of a few short-term special interests.

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As climate warms, Arizona’s deserts, forests, cities face uncertain futures

A dwindling Saguaro National Park in the Sonoran Desert outside Tucson suffocated by an invasive grass. Baren prairies where pine forests once thrived near Flagstaff. The Colorado River run dry, leading to desalinated ocean water as drinking water for the state. These are just a few of the possibilities that experts offered for how Arizona’s forests, deserts and major metropolitan areas might look at the end of the century given generally accepted rates of global warming.

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