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Tohono O'odham Leaders See Chance for Improved Ties With Federal Law Enforcement

The tribe's land spans both Arizona and Mexico, adding complexity to its relationship with the political border.

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday Dies at Age 94

Holiday will be buried on the Navajo Reservation in Kayenta.

O'odham Governor: Cartels Pushing Out Nation's Members in Mexico

Some communities on the Mexican side of the border no longer have Tohono O'odham, says Jose Garcia.

Firm Seeks to Buy Arizona's Navajo Generating Station

Middle River Power is the only potential buyer to emerge since the utilities that own the plant announced they would close it.

Hundreds Rally in Phoenix to Save Navajo Coal Plant

More than 300 people gathered to ask for more time to arrange the purchase of the Navajo Generating Station.

Cicadas Tune Up for Long, Hot Summer

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How teens & seniors are working together to navigate the perils of the internet; Chris Dashiell looks back at a classic Arizona western called "Broken Arrow"; and why "shape note singing" has a loyal following.

Hopi Tribe Asks Governments for Help in Land Exchange Efforts

The tribe is looking for support as it works to finalize the transfer set out in a 1996 agreement.

Campaign Season Opens for Navajo Nation Presidency

Economic development will be a key issue, as the tribe relies on a power plant that is expected to close.

Sports Betting Ruling Has Ripples for US Tribes With Casinos

The Supreme Court decision is being welcomed by tribes wanting to bring sports betting to their casinos.

Federal Documents: Wall Likely to Adversely Impact Endangered Species

A FOIA request resulted in documents that appear to substantiate concerns of environmentalists and border communities.

Navajo Teachers Change Rally Cry To 'Rez For Ed'

Many rural schools stayed open during a statewide walkout, but teachers there participated in their own ways.

Navajo Leaders: Trump Shift on Native American Health Care Violates Treaties

Administration saying American Indians a race, not a sovereign nation; and Navajo tribal leader says that violates treaties.

Arizona Lawmakers OK Tax Break to Potential Coal Plant Buyers

The measure is an attempt to make the Navajo Generating Station more attractive to potential buyers.

Navajo Nation Latest to Sue Over Opioid Epidemic in US

The tribe says American Indians have suffered disproportionately from opioid dependency or abuse.

Toka: An Old Game Gaining New Popularity

With younger players picking up the Tohono O'odham game toka, three generations of women take the field at the same time.

Gary Stroutsos: Living a Dream of Music

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Arizona teachers rally to improve education funding; an old sport gains new popularity among women & girls of the Tohono O'odham nation; and a love letter to the Pima County Library Book Bike.

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