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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.
Daily News Roundup: Fire evacuations, Ducey on rise in cases, detention center accused of abuse
Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, June 11.
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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