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Navajo voters elect new delegate to tribal council

Carl Roessel Slater will represent five communities in the Arizona portion of the reservation.

A New Mexico icon, Spanish conquistador faces attacks

A new generation of activists criticize the use of the figure because of its connection to colonialism and genocide.

Execution of Navajo man put on hold

Attorneys asked for the stay to investigate potential racial bias by the jury that heard the case.

Proposals would dam Little Colorado River for hydropower

The proposals are reigniting concerns brought up by a failed plan years ago to build a gondola into the Grand Canyon.

San Xavier hay fire burns thousands of dollars of feed

The fire destroyed approximately 20,000 bales of alfalfa costing between $6.50 and $16 each.

Environmentalists concerned about two dam proposals near Grand Canyon

Opponents say the projects would disrupt the ecology of the area and damage a site sacred to the Hopi Tribe.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe distributes gaming funds to community groups

The grants represent a percentage of its contribution to the state through its tribal gaming compact with the state.

31 bison from Grand Canyon sent to Oklahoma tribe

Park officials say the hundreds of bison at the park are harming water sources and the landscape.

Park Service: New border wall will threaten critical archaeological sites

A report by the agency details impacted sites in Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Diné College, UA to train future neuroscientists

Native Americans are one of the most underrepresented groups in biomedical sciences, according to the NIH.

Exploring the science behind medical marijuana

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Criminal justice employees see what life is like after prison, how to pronounce Tohono O'odham, and a look at "Voices of Vail."

Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tucson move to put piece of land in trust

The tribe hopes the federal government will approve several acres near Old Pascua Village.

Owner of Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort says it's changing the resort's name

The announcement came during a labor union event in which attendees objected to the use an offensive word.

Report: US Native American health agency at crossroads

The Indian Health Service has been plagued with problems standing in the way of delivering health care.

NAU establishes criminal justice degree focusing on Indian Country

Students can enroll in the online degree now to learn about criminal justice on tribal lands.

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.

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