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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — This week, the Cultural Demonstration Program presents Duane Koyawena, Hopi acrylic painter, on the South Rim.

February 20, 2024
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Arizona Republicans sue Biden over Grand Canyon monument designation
Republicans say economic gains from uranium mining more important than Indigenous interests

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Arizona Republicans are challenging the creation of a new national monument near the Grand Canyon that would protect the land from uranium mining and give Native Americans a say in how the land is managed.

By Caitlin Slevers, AZ Mirror February 20, 2024
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WASHINGTON — Tribal nations are seeing themselves represented more than ever before in the government, but they still need to make their voices heard more loudly at the ballot box, the president of the National Congress of American Indians said Feb. 12.

By Ian McKinney, Cronkite News February 20, 2024
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RHODE ISLAND - A Rhode Island prison system is denying a White Mountain Apache inmate his right to practice his religious beliefs by wearing an Apache headband, according to a lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorneys in Rhode Island District Court on Jan. 24.

By Jenna Kunze, Native News Online February 20, 2024
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More than 430 students were named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester. These students took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a 3.60 or higher grade point average.

February 13, 2024
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a demonstration of solidarity, Speaker Crystalyne Curley of the Navajo Nation Council and Executive Director Justin Ahasteen of the Navajo Nation Washington Office, joined forces with U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) on Capitol Hill to fervently champion the extension and amplification of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), which is on the brink of expiration in July this year.

February 13, 2024
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Two Native American tribes, the state of New Mexico and the U.S. Army have finalized a restoration plan for a former military installation near Gallup.

By Associated Press February 13, 2024
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KINGMAN, Ariz. — Until last year, the land surrounding the Grand Canyon fell under the purview of Mohave and Coconino counties.

By Brandon Messick, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News February 6, 2024
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A grant supporting women business owners on Route 66 has opened for applicants. The Route 66 Extraordinary Women Micro-Grant supports women entrepreneurs on the Mother Road.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News February 6, 2024
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LAS VEGAS — At least two Indigenous players are set to take the field in America’s biggest game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the Kansas City NFL team will take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII Feb. 11.

By Kolby Kickingwoman, Indian Country Today February 6, 2024
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GREER, Ariz. — Visitors who enter the Sunrise Park Resort are greeted with the Apache word, Dagot’ee, meaning welcome. The resort is believed to be one of the only two tribally owned and managed ski areas in the country.

By Kalle Benallie, Indian Country Today February 6, 2024
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COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Housing (YANTH) will build 40 new homes and a community center in the tribe’s Tunlii neighborhood, making significant progress on a waiting list of more than 135 families and individuals in need of housing.

By Tribal Business News February 6, 2024
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Rumble on The Mountain 10 will take place at the historic Orpheum Theater Feb. 3 in Flagstaff from 3-10 p.m.

January 30, 2024
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Hopi weaver and painter Ahkima Honyumptewa along with Hopi beader Marie Honyumptewa will be offering cultural demonstration programs at the South Rim Visitor Center.

January 30, 2024
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PHOENIX — Inside a crowded hearing room at the Arizona House of Representatives, several Tribal leaders and community members gathered to support the Governor’s Office of Tribal Relations.

By Shondiin Silversmith, AZ Mirror January 30, 2024

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