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"Reservation Dogs" has found a global audience, and castmember Jon Proudstar knows why.

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University of Arizona research shows disparity in breast cancer treatments for Indigenous women

The data shows more Indigenous women get mastectomies versus lumpectomies than non-Native women.

University of Arizona has the highest number of Indigenous students graduating with doctoral degrees, survey says

The same survey ranked the UA seventh for awarding doctorate degrees to Hispanic students.

Navajo organization received grant to increase COVID-19 vaccinations within the Navajo Nation

The $30,000 grant is one of 13 IllumiNative, an organization focused on deconstructing Indigenous stereotypes, awarded to bolster vaccination efforts.

Interior Department releases Indian Youth Service Corps Program draft guidelines

The department said the Indigenous youth corps will work on conservation projects in public, tribal and Hawaiian lands.

Congress hears from Indigenous leaders about voting barriers

The hearing was a forum for Indigenous leaders to advocate for the proposed Native American Voting Rights Act of 2021.

Oak Flat appeal heard in U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Apache Stronghold's attorneys predict the court will rule on the case sometime next year. If favorable, it could pause the proposed mining project at the Apache sacred site.

Ahead of hearing on Oak Flat, a 'spiritual convoy' travels to court

The nonprofit Apache Stronghold is traveling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California to try and block copper mining at the Apache sacred site.

Biden signs proclamation marking Indigenous Peoples Day in 2021

The proclamation is similar to one Gov. Doug Ducey signed in 2020, marking October 11 of that year as Indigenous Peoples Day.

TOCC advertising free tuition for Indigenous students

The rare pandemic-era deal may soon be indefinite for the tribal community college.

House subcommittee hears bill featuring Old Pascua

The bill, introduced by Rep. Raúl Grijalva, would take the tribally owned lands and put them into trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe — making way for a third Pascua Yaqui casino.

University of Arizona, Pascua Yaqui Tribe commit to partnering in Yaqui education

A new intergovernmental agreement covers many aspirational goals, like the formation of an independent K-12 school system for the tribe.

New poll shows strong opposition to the proposed copper mine at Oak Flat

According to the new poll, about 3 out of 4 Arizonans do not support the proposed Resolution Copper at the Apache religious site.

Nalgene, the reusable water bottle company, helps fund clean water project in Navajo Nation

About 30% of people living on the Navajo Nation don't have running water. The Navajo Water Project is trying to change that.

Arizona sees boost in revenue from tribal casinos

The tribal gaming compact helped increase the numbers.

Tohono O'odham Nation rolling out vaccine incentive program

The nation is offering qualified tribal members $400 if they can prove they're fully vaccinated by mid-November.

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