Stories tagged: "arizona tribes"

Aerial view showing Gladden Farms subdivision in the Sonoran Desert, Marana, Pima County, Arizona. Aerial support by LightHawk. (Photo by: Wild Horizon/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Arizona Is Expanding Broadband in Rural Arizona Thanks to State and Federal Funds

Almost half of Arizonans only have one internet provider option, and nearly one-third of people in the state lack access to either broadband or any type of internet service.

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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.

A pink sunrise as seen from Hopi Point on the South Rim in this photo from 2018 - when visitors spent $1.8 billion at national parks in Arizona. Spending plummeted last year, along with visitors, but numbers are starting to turn around.  (Photo by M Quinn, National Park Service/Creative Commons)

NPS Photofrom the Division of Visitor and Resource Protection sits at the edge of the canyon, looking down with binoculars during a search operation (March 2021). 

NPS Photo/S. Shoemaker

photo. during the total lunar eclipse of January 31, 2018.

#GrandCanyon #Arizona #Sunrise #LunarEclipse #Geology #NoFilter #ImageDescription: soft pink light illuminating a mile-deep canyon landscape of colorful peaks and cliffs with a river flowing at the very bottom. NPS/M.Quinn
Tribal Leaders, Lawmakers Want New 1.1 Million Acre Monument in Arizona

Tribal leaders joined state lawmakers Tuesday to call on President Joe Biden to set aside more than 1.1 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a new national monument.

Ben Shelly sits among a crowd awaiting results of the Miss Navajo Nation pageant in Window Rock, Ariz., on Sept. 11, 2010. Shelly, the former Navajo Nation President, died Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in New Mexico after a long illness, family spokesman Deswood Tome said.(AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
Former Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly ‘Put Others First’

Former Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, who pushed ambitious projects that included purchasing a coal mine and building an aerial tram into the Grand Canyon, has died.

FILE - This photo shows Colorado River water running through farmland on the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation, Feb. 19, 2018 in Parker, Ariz. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)
Arizona Tribes Set to Receive Over $120 Million for Water Infrastructure Improvements

A century-old promise to provide indigenous communities access to water will soon be fulfilled, thanks in part to a renewed push to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

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Tribal Leaders Urge Support for Bills to Protect Cultural, Sacred Sites

Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass bills that would protect sacred sites by creating a new tribal designation and require Native input on decisions.

(Photo by Tony Webster/Creative Commons)
Biden Awards Millions to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to Tribal Communities

Department of Commerce announces $146 million in awards through the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, with another $1 billion in funding now available.