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Supreme Court has decided Alaska Native Corporations qualify for CARES Act funding

If the court had sided with federally-recognized tribes, some tribal nations, possibly in Arizona, may have received more funds.

COVID-19 Delta variant identified in the Navajo Nation

The first confirmed appreance of the variant comes as the nation nears 31,000 cases.

Fire restrictions, State trust land and Navajo Nation

To reduced fire danger, access to state trust land closes and the Navajo Nation implements Stage 2 fire restrictions.

Former Havasupai chairman dies at 73

Rex Tilousi was an advocate against uranium mining within the Grand Canyon, home of the tribe.

Haaland announces investigation into Indigenous boarding schools

She said 'at no time in history' has such a probe reflected the true impact of the policy among Indigenous families.

Tohono O'odham Nation advocates in Congress for properly funded federal services

Tribal leaders call out government's failure to fulfill promises to fund hospitals, school and detention centers in tribal lands.

Public radio investigates tribal jails, finds tragedy

The investigation identifies a 'pattern of neglect and mismanagement that lead to their death.'

House bill introduced to ensure access to health data for tribes

If passed, tribal health authorities wouldn't have to 'negotiate' for information to inform health policy.

San Carlos Apache Tribe nearly halts spread of coronavirus

Average number of positive COVID-19 cases is down to less than 1% a week

Local tribes update current COVID-19 health policies

The Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirmed its masking requirements, while the Pascua Yaqui Tribe approved a resolution to lift its stay-at-home order.

Navajo Nation names new financial officer during investigation

After reports of 'concerns and irregularities' with a COVID-19 testing contract, the tribe names Elizabeth Begay to head the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller.

Feds OK new Arizona tribal casino and sports betting deal

The deal with the tribes lets them expand their casino gambling offerings with sports and fantasy betting.

U.S. Treasury Dept. has announced methodology for tribal COVID relief

The U.S. Department of the Treasury will be splitting $20 billion of COVID relief across eligible tribal governments.

Navajo Nation opposes new law for unsigned mail-in ballots

Due to the rural nature of the Navajo Nation, it argues voters need more time after an election to correct ballot issues.

Research finds higher risks for Hispanic and Indigenous patients in Arizona with kidney cancer

According to the research, a higher risk of mortality and advanced-staged kidney cancer in these racial groups are more common.

Tribal police academy honors Tohono O'odham officer, Bryan Brown

The virtual ceremony remember eight tribal officers who died in the line of duty.

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