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White Mountain Apache Tribe shuts down reservation to stop coronavirus

About one-eighth of the 13,500 residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

AZ Indigenous Peoples' Caucus urges state to rename Columbus Day

The group said the move would contribute to other movements fighting for racial, social and historical justice.

Behind the Mask

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a "thank you" to comic book legend Dennis O'Neil.

Local tribal casinos describe reopening during a pandemic

Those headed to tribal casinos in Southern Arizona can expect to wear a mask and navigate plexiglass barriers.

No border wall for Arizona tribe's Colorado River stretch

The cross-border Cocopah Indian Tribe has lived along the river delta for centuries.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe appoints new leadership

The council appointed Peter S. Yucupicio to his fourth term as the head of the tribe.

Participants speak out about missing and murdered Indigenous peoples in listening session

Tribal leaders and advocates called for a stronger response to the crisis of Indigenous Americans experiencing violence.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe receives roughly $27 million in coronavirus relief

The tribe says it’s allotting some of the money to immediate needs and will save a portion for coronavirus costs later this year.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe pushes distanced voting in Monday’s council election

The tribe is offering a few voting options to minimize risk to voters during the pandemic.

Defense Department cuts funding for border wall section in Yuma

A court document pulls funding for a 7-mile stretch that would have crossed tribal land.

Listening session scheduled about missing and murdered Indigenous people

The presidential task force's teleconference will listen to the stories of tribal leaders and others.

House-backed HEROES Act proposes additional stimulus funds for tribes

If signed into law, the bill would include $20 billion for tribal governments plus funds for other tribal provisions.

'Ireland stands with you': Navajo Nation GoFundMe gets many international donations

Millions in donations have come to the Navajo Nation both through the government as well as a GoFundMe page.

Federal government releases delayed coronavirus relief funds to tribes

A lawsuit that questioned what entities qualified as tribal governments delayed the roll out of money from the CARES Act.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe to receive COVID-19 tests from UA

The additional tests add 1,500 to the tribe's supply, which was fewer than 100.

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