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How Apache Stronghold's fight to protect Oak Flat in central Arizona has played out over the years

Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of international mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP, wants to develop the large deposit of copper ore deep under Oak Flat into a massive mine.

A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches

Wendsler Nosie, who has led Apache Stronghold’s fight, vowed to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arizona secures $10.3 million investment for ecosystem restoration

The federal investment strengthens conservation efforts and combats invasive threats

Federal energy regulators deny permits for a controversial project on the Navajo Nation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it was establishing a new policy about cooperation with Tribes.

Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture teaches next generation farmers sustainable practices

With a hope to sustain farming practices in Indigenous communities, the program is training the next generation of growers through their beginning farmer apprenticeship program.

The Buzz: Changes to Arizona's elections

Election moves come as the state prepares for more mandatory recounts.

Arizona Republicans challenge Biden’s designation of a national monument near the Grand Canyon

The monument designation will help preserve 1,562 square miles (4,046 square kilometers) just to the north and south of Grand Canyon National Park.

Tohono O’odham Utility Authority unveils expanded high-speed internet access

Funding for the project came from a $10 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ReConnect Program.

Tucson Indian Center to receive nearly $600,000 in needed renovations

The Tucson Indian Center is receiving federal funding for renovations to continue serving Tucson’s urban Native American community.

Friends of Aphasia celebrates the life and work of Pete Kozachik.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Local experts weigh in on feeding the future; Meet composer and pianst Larry Redhouse; and a new series of productions at The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre called The Late Night Radio Hour.

A new radio drama: "Six Ways to Get Bit by a Rattlesnake"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Hydropower on the Navajo Nation; Preview the upcoming Oro Valley Arts Festival; Listen to a poem by Rick Wamer, and a new song from Gabrielle Pietrangelo.

The Buzz: Why a 32-year-old federal law has failed to bring Native American remains home

A federal law was supposed to ensure returns of most remains by 1995. So why are thousands of Arizona tribal remains still not back with their people?

Conservation windfall in Arizona: America the Beautiful Challenge funds key initiatives

Statewide grant recipients develop nature-based solutions

Arizona teens share passions with others at White House Tribal Youth Forum

scussions at the forum, which was held at the Department of Health and Human Services, ranged from climate change to civic engagement, from the legacy of federal Indian boarding schools to mental health and substance abuse.

BLM halts SunZia Transmission Project in Arizona amid concerns over cultural impact

A temporary suspension sparks consultations as the Bureau of Land management responds to cultural concerns, impacting a segment of the transmission project

"Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How teachers are dealing with AI in classrooms; and a story of survival in plain sight from Children of the Holocaust.

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