A coalition of advocates dedicated to stemming the tide of violence and missing persons cases in Indian Country is demanding more transparency from New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. About 30 protesters gathered Friday in the state Capitol rotunda to voice concerns about the Democratic governor's contested pick to head the state's Indian Affairs Department. They want the governor to withdraw her appointment of James Mountain, citing charges he once faced. They were joined by legislators including Democratic Sen. Shannon Pinto of the Navajo community of Tohatchi. The Navajo Nation president also has said he cannot support the appointment.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are considering a remarkable shift in allowing the water agency that manages the Colorado River supply for Las Vegas to limit single-family residential use in the desert city and surrounding county.
The Lightning Boy Hoop Dancers brought home top honors at the 2023 World Champion Hoop Dance Contest
An open casting call for the upcoming season of “Reservation Dogs” brought thousands of Indigenous people to audition at the Park Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma March 11.
Legislation would require language translation during early voting, allow use of tribal buildings for people without mailing addresses, and include tribal input on voting precinct boundaries
After states in the Colorado River's Upper Basin filed a request with the Bureau of Reclamation, ramped up water releases from Flaming Gorge Reservoir have been suspended about two months early.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday signed to use zero-interest loans to help local governments in the arid, Southwest state repair or replace public infrastructure damaged by wildfires or subsequent flooding.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - In its 17-year legacy of substance abuse prevention with focuses on youth education, trauma impact, positive parenting, mental health, mentoring and overdose fatality reviews — to name a few — MatForce and its Yavapai County coalition leaders and volunteers have emerged as “prevention champions.”
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Spring training games might be a little ugly this year, particularly during the first few weeks. For Major League Baseball, that's a feature, not a bug.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A portion of Interstate 10 running through Arizona remains closed outside Tucson on Wednesday morning, a day after a deadly crash caused a hazardous material leak and forced evacuations nearby.
Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation announced last week that it will continue to enforce a mask mandate at all of its locations across the Western region of the Navajo, Hopi and San Juan-Paiute reservations.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed.
Hefty snowfalls that fed the Colorado River in recent weeks may slow the water level decline of Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border, according to some experts.
The day after Gov. Katie Hobbs delivered her first State of the State, outlining plans to address the state’s growing water crisis, the heads of the state’s water agencies stood before lawmakers to deliver an at times grim reality of the state’s water future.
For the duration of the Navajo inauguration ceremony on Jan. 10, four past leaders of the Navajo Nation sat together in the front row for a historic photo. They all were present at the Dee Hółdzil Event Center at the Window Rock High School in Fort Defiance, Arizona.
On Jan. 20 and 22, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Indian Affairs Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland will travel to Phoenix, Arizona and the Navajo Nation for the next two stops on “The Road to Healing,”
For many Los Angeles residents, he was a feline movie star.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) launched Missing Indigenous Person Alert (MIPA) on Dec. 30, 2022.
Firefighters in Arizona have warned that the threat to public safety has not gone away after voters rejected Proposition 310, which would have added a one-tenth of a penny increase to the state sales tax to benefit rural fire districts.
Following last month's release of "Avatar: The Way of Water" there has been quite a bit of buzz — both positive and negative — about the film, its success and what many are calling cultural appropriation.
PHOENIX — Katie Hobbs took the oath of office Jan. 2 to become Arizona’s 24th governor and the first Democrat to hold the office since 2009.
FOREST LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — A mother and father of two as well as another parent, all Indian nationals, were the drowning victims recovered from a frigid Arizona lake.
Air Methods has announced a new Native Air emergency medical service location in Cottonwood, Arizona. The opening of Native Air 83 will serve Yavapai County and beyond.
Authorities in Coconino County have recovered the body of a woman and two others remain missing Tuesday after the trio fell through a frozen lake.
SIOUX FALLS S.D. (AP) — South Dakota prosecutors have dropped all charges against the head of an Indigenous-led advocacy organization stemming from a protest during then-President Donald Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore, the group announced Dec. 13.