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Judge strikes down Trump-era water regulation that limited protections

Two local tribes were part of the effort to restore broader definitions of protected waterways in the Clean Water Act.

Tribe's lawsuit challenges Arizona law on gambling expansion

Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe is asking court to stop sportsbook licenses and sports betting.

One year anniversary of Tohono O'odham officer's death

Tohono O'odham Officer Bryan Brown died Aug. 27, 2020, in the line of duty near the Desert Diamond Why Casino.

Navajo Nation requiring workers to get a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

The mandate says employees from a variety of departements be fully vaccinated by late September.

Legal settlement is a win for Pascua Yaqui voting rights.

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Pascua Yaqui Tribe to receive early voting site till 2024

The tribe and Pima County Recorder's Office announced a settlement to the 2020 lawsuit seeking to reinstate an early voting site in the reservation.

Tohono O'odham Nation in high level of COVID -19 transmission

Tohono O'odham Nation Health Care recently reported almost 50% of the tribe's eligible residents were fully vaccinated.

Navajo doctor named Indian Health Service's chief medical officer

For the last several years, Dr. Loretta Christensen been one of IHS' leaders in the Navajo Nation.

Newly introduced bill aims to increase access to clean water in tribal lands

If passed, the bill could provide billions across a variety of federal programs to improve water infrastructure and operation.

Arizona reports 1,441 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

8th day in a row of more than 1,000 cases

White Mountain Apache Tribe to reinstate 10 p.m. curfew

After 12 new cases in 24 hours, the tribe will move to Phase 3 restrictions. It also canceled its upcoming fair and rodeo.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe to launch vaccination incentive program

The tribe is offering $100 to members living in Arizona who are fully-vaccinated.

U.S. Education Secretary visits Tohono O'odham Community College

Secretary Cardona pitched President Biden's 'Build Back Better' agenda and listened to the needs of the community.

White Mountain Apache Tribe announces first Delta variant cases

The small tribe has been hit hard throughout the pandemic with over 4,000 cases since April 2020.

UA issues statement acknowledging Indigenous lands

The university said it hopes to use the statement to guide education, partnerships, and community service.

Supreme Court upholds Arizona voting restrictions

The court ruled 6-3 against a Democratic challenge to the restrictions

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