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Ducey signs bill to investigate missing, murdered Indigenous women

Legislation passed in May established a task force to be made up of tribal leaders, victims advocates, tribal police and social workers.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe starts building new health services center

The building will centralize specialty clinics and other social services available to tribal members.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe receives funding to build new youth facility

The Boys and Girls Club will double in size and be near behavioral health programs and recreation opportunities.

County explores using drone to carry vote tallies from tribal land

The drone might be used get vote tallies out of remote Havasupai land, deep within the Grand Canyon.

Tohono O'odham Nation inaugurates leadership

Ned Norris Jr. and Wavalene Saunders had previously served as chairman and vice chairwoman.

Tohono O'odham group: Border wall would block sacred pilgrimage

Proposed bollard-style fencing would cut through the route used by the Tohono O'odham for their Salt Pilgrimage.

Arizona Spotlight for July 18th, 2019

Flagstaff Red Screen Film Festival presents indigenous stories for all to see; Retired astronaut Mark Kelly reflects on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing; and a Spotlight Session from Heather Hardy & Alvin Blaine.

Tribes gain direct access to FBI sex offender registry

The U.S. attorney general said access to the FBI database will give tribal officials information to better prevent sex crimes.

Tohono O'odham group celebrates Pride with poetry, storytelling

Organizers said the event was the first-ever Pride celebration on the nation.

Tucson Juneteenth Celebration 2019

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A cross-cultural program inspires Native students in the UA College of Medicine; and, is it a piece of cake for the brain to interpret a metaphor?

2019 sees highest number of Indigenous medical school grads at UA

The eight Indigenous students represent the College of Medicine's desire to increase diversity.

9 Pascua Yaqui members graduate in first cohort of nursing assistant program

The grads are the first to complete the program at the Pima Community College site on the Pascua Yaqui Tribe's reservation.

3 Navajo Code Talkers die in a month

William Tully Brown died at the age of 96. He and other Code Talkers were instrumental in ending World War II.

Southern Arizona group explores Indigenous perspective on rock climbing

A Climbing Association of Southern Arizona event looked to understand how climbers can build good relationships with tribes.

Tohono O'odham Nation elects new leadership

Ned Norris Jr. and Wavalene Saunders will be the next chairman and vice chairwoman of the nation.

Data on missing or murdered Tohono O'odham females could help guide prevention efforts

New Arizona law requires law enforcement to collect this data in an effort to prevent violence.

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