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Arizona Spotlight for July 18th, 2019

Flagstaff Red Screen Film Festival presents indigenous stories for all to see; Retired astronaut Mark Kelly reflects on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing; and a Spotlight Session from Heather Hardy & Alvin Blaine.

Tribes gain direct access to FBI sex offender registry

The U.S. attorney general said access to the FBI database will give tribal officials information to better prevent sex crimes.

Tohono O'odham group celebrates Pride with poetry, storytelling

Organizers said the event was the first-ever Pride celebration on the nation.

Tucson Juneteenth Celebration 2019

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A cross-cultural program inspires Native students in the UA College of Medicine; and, is it a piece of cake for the brain to interpret a metaphor?

2019 sees highest number of Indigenous medical school grads at UA

The eight Indigenous students represent the College of Medicine's desire to increase diversity.

9 Pascua Yaqui members graduate in first cohort of nursing assistant program

The grads are the first to complete the program at the Pima Community College site on the Pascua Yaqui Tribe's reservation.

3 Navajo Code Talkers die in a month

William Tully Brown died at the age of 96. He and other Code Talkers were instrumental in ending World War II.

Southern Arizona group explores Indigenous perspective on rock climbing

A Climbing Association of Southern Arizona event looked to understand how climbers can build good relationships with tribes.

Tohono O'odham Nation elects new leadership

Ned Norris Jr. and Wavalene Saunders will be the next chairman and vice chairwoman of the nation.

Data on missing or murdered Tohono O'odham females could help guide prevention efforts

New Arizona law requires law enforcement to collect this data in an effort to prevent violence.

Navajo Code Talker and New Mexico Senator Dies

Sen. John Pinto died Friday morning in Gallup, New Mexico.

Arizona House OKs Navajo school voucher fix, Senate next

The bill would the Navajo students to use vouchers for private school tuition in New Mexico for one more year.

Tohono O'odham Nation Celebrates High Schoolers Heading to College

A Baboquivari High School event recognized its seniors planning to attend college, vocational schools or the military.

Ducey Signs Plan to Track Data on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The law requires local, state, tribal and federal agencies to collect and share information on these cases.

One of Few Remaining Navajo Code Talkers Dies

Fleming Begaye Sr. died Friday in Chinle at the age of 97.

McSally Gets Commitment for Funds to Build Health Clinics on Tribal Lands

The senator expressed concern that the decreased funding in the 2020 budget would impact construction.

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