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Players of Traditional O'odham Women's Sport to Lead Women's March

The teams will lead an intertribal group at the front of the march.

Native Americans Tell Committee Government Shutdown is Closing Medical Clinics

Testimony in a committee chaired by Arizona Rep. Grijalva pointed to medical assistance for the elderly and needy.

Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman dies at 94 in New Mexico

Newman was one of hundreds of Navajos who used their language to create a code to help win World War II.

Shutdown Means Shut In for Some Navajo

Unmaintained dirt roads can hamper residents' efforts to haul water and wood or get medical treatment.

Grand Canyon National Park, Turning 100, Works With Tribes to Tell Their Stories

The agency is collaborating with 11 tribes in advance of the park's centennial next year.

Congress Considers Legislation to Help Tribes Solve Cases of Missing People

Laws under consideration could improve tracking databases and increase funding for services like domestic violence shelters.

Efforts of Native American Students Change TUSD Stance on Graduation Wear

Student-led organizing has temporarily changed the policy to allow Native American regalia at the ceremony.

Navajos Seek Court Order to Fix Signatures on Early Ballots

A lawsuit makes an argument to count ballots that Navajos properly filled out but didn't sign.

"The War of the Worlds" Returns to the Silver Screen in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Celebrating sobriety with members of the Tohono O'odham nation; why a high school senior in Tucson wrote a book that explores his family's Indian heritage; Nostalgia for the kind of foods you just can't get anymore.

Impasse Over Who Loses Water, and How Much, Could Sink Arizona Drought Planning

A water dispute is playing out between Central Arizona cities, tribes and farms.

Court Changes Mind on Grand Canyon Mine Claim

Some say the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision may be too late.

Dozens Remain Displaced as Tohono O'odham Nation Continues Flood Recovery

Damage assessments continue days after a tropical storm came close to breaching an earthen dam.

Officials Warn Dam Could Fail and Flood Tohono O'odham Village

An earthen dam stands between a lake swollen with runoff and the community of Ali Chuk.

Supreme Court Won't Hear Bid to Overturn Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban

The court refuses to hear a challenge to a the 2012 prohibition of new mines in the area.

Hopis Asking Feds to Explore Other Options for Power Plant

The tribe's economy relies heavily on coal, which powers the Navajo Generating Station.

US Doubles Tribal Funding to Fight Violence Against Women

On some reservations, Native American women are killed at a rate more than 10 times the national average.

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