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Legacy of Native American boarding schools comes into view through a new interactive map
See the Legacy of Native American Boarding Schools With This New Interactive Map

A group focused on shedding more light on the troubled legacy of Native American boarding schools released a new interactive map that shows where these schools were located in the U.S. and Canada.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: U.S. Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) speaks at a press conference on the debt limit and the Freedom Caucus's plan for spending reduction at the U.S. Capitol on March 28, 2023 in Washington, DC. The group of conservative Republicans is proposing making deep cuts to entitlement spending including repealing much of President Joe Biden's signature Inflation Reduction Act. Crane was joined by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) (L) and Rep. Bob Good (R-VA). (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
Arizona US Rep. Eli Crane Calls Black Service Members ‘Colored People’

Crane’s outburst accompanied his proposal to end race-based training for hiring, promotions, and retention within the US Defense Department.

LUCHA and Working Families Party Join Forces in Arizona to ‘Empower Workers’

The organizations kicked off their collaboration with a joint endorsement for Tucson Mayor Regina Romero’s reelection campaign.

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Gov. Katie Hobbs Establishes Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Task Force

Murder is the third-leading cause of death among American Indian and Alaska Native women, with Tucson having the highest number of cases of missing and murdered women and girls.

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Biden Pledges New Commitments, Respect for Tribal Nations

President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged to give Native Americans a stronger voice in federal affairs, promising at the first in-person summit on tribal affairs in six years that he would foster respect in government decision-making.

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US Grappling with Native American Boarding School History

At least 500 children died at some of the schools, but that number is expected to reach into the thousands or tens of thousands as more research is done.

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Arizona Hate Crimes Hit Their Highest Level Since 9/11—and It’s Likely an Undercount

Fewer police departments sent data on hate crimes to the FBI, or reported zero, leading many to believe that the 2020 numbers are not a complete picture.