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Heard Museum announces first Indigenous board chair in …

The Heard Museum appointed John Coggins as the new chair of its board of trustees.

Senators urged to step up after Supreme Court ruling …

Crystalyne Curley told a Senate panel Wednesday that the Navajo Nation Council is 100 years old this year – and that the tribe’s fight for water access has been going on for at least that long.

Navajo president presses Congress for more time, …

Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren asked senators Wednesday for more funding, and time, for a pipeline project that would create a reliable water supply for 250,000 people across Arizona and New Mexico.

Navajo Nation loses water case at U.S. Supreme Court

PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the state of Arizona in its bid to keep the federal government from actions that could help the Navajo Nation get a larger share of Colorado River water.

Native American students in Arizona invited to apply …

Native American students in Arizona have greater access to higher education thanks to the Freeport-McMoRan Native American and Navajo Code Talkers College Scholarships.

FBI investigates rehab scams targeting Indigenous …

PHOENIX – The FBI is investigating scams by fake rehab groups that target the Indigenous community, offering substance-abuse recovery or mental-health services at pop-up facilities to rake in government money, FBI officials say.

Justices grapple over Navajo water rights, …

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices pressed government attorneys Monday on their argument that the treaties that put the Navajo on reservation lands implied an intent – but not a duty – for the government to provide water to the tribe.

Supreme Court hears Navajo water rights case with …

WASHINGTON – When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in Arizona v. Navajo Nation, it will be considering fairly technical legal questions, but the answers could have a large impact on water allocation in the Colorado River basin.

Chinle Man Sentenced to More Than 30 Years

Alberto Toddy, 35, of Chinle, Arizona, was sentenced on December 19, 2022, by United States District Judge Dominic W. Lanza to 365 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval dies; 3 left from …

FLAGSTAFF — Samuel Sandoval, one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers who transmitted messages in World War II using a code based on their native language, has died. Sandoval died late …

Tempe company screens documentary at SXSW

A documentary short film from GoDaddy, headquartered in Tempe, made its debut at Austin’s prestigious South by Southwest film festival this March. 

Southwest Valley nonprofits fill critical gaps for …

If there’s any advice Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank Executive Director Leanne Leonard would give to other nonprofits participating in Arizona Gives Day on Tuesday, April 6, it would be “promote, promote, promote!”