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State health insurance program wrongly ended coverage for some Native children

AHCCCS said it is putting new procedures in place following auditor general's report.

Comcaac Nation in Sonora renews historic march to ancestral site

An Indigenous nation in Sonora held a historic gathering last year to demand water for their communities on the Sea of Cortez. Now, they’re meeting again. This time in honor of their ancestors.

White House report calls for stronger Native American voting protections

Native Americans face threats, mockery, language barriers, and outright disrespect at the polls, the White House report concludes.

U.S. Senate committee hears 2 bills on tribal water rights in Arizona

CRIT Chairwoman Amelia Flores said her tribe has already helped to stave off the effects of a historic drought by fallowing its fields and taking other measures.

U.S. Senate committee to hear testimony on tribal water rights

The chairwoman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes is in Washington, D.C., this week to testify for a bill that would allow her tribe to lease its water to other parts of Arizona.

Indian Health Service head nominated amid tough challenges

Roselyn Tso most recently served as director of the health service's Navajo region.

$1.7 billion in infrastructure act funds will go towards fulfilling settlements of Indian water rights claims

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the funds in Phoenix this week.

For legal experts and activists, an unexpected win for Indigenous religious freedoms

Amber Ortega was facing charges for refusing to leave an area where workers were building the border wall. Her acquittal was hailed as an unexpected win for Native American religious freedoms.

Indigenous woman arrested for blocking wall construction found not guilty

Amber Ortega's defense argued her actions should be protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Baboquivari Unified School District moves to virtual learning for two weeks

The Tohono O'odham school district said it took the step to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Tohono O'odham chairman tests positive for COVID-19

Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. plans to continue work as the chairman remotely while isolating.

Navajo council votes to send big checks to tribal members

The money comes from coronavirus relief funds.

Bill allows Indigenous students to wear cultural clothing at graduation

Advocates say after a year of protests over racial injustice, it's a meaningful change.

US Treasury has issued new guidance on deadlines to spend CARES Act relief

Costs can now be considered incurred by December 31, 2021, if recipients have an order placed or have entered into a contract by that end of the year deadline.

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