Stories tagged: "Indian Country"

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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.

FILE - A red dress hangs on a tree in the courtyard at Winnipeg City Hall during a rally, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to call on the city to cease dumping operations at Brady landfill and conduct a search for the remains of missing and murdered indigenous women believed to be buried there. Friday, May 5, 2023, marks Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Awareness Day, a solemn day meant to draw more attention to the disproportionate number of Indigenous people who have vanished or have faced violence. (Daniel Crump/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Wearing Red, Indigenous Families Honor Missing Relatives

Native Americans whose relatives have gone missing or been killed wore red on Friday, a color synonymous with raising awareness about the disproportionate number of Indigenous people who have been victims of violence.

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Tohono O’Odham Leader Says Lack of Infrastructure, Capital Hinders Development

Witnesses offered a variety of solutions, such as making it easier for tribes to levy taxes, letting them manage their land based on tribal laws and regulations, and passing the Buy Indian Act.

Navajo warrior performs raditional dance near Paige, AZ. Image via Ruslan Kalnitsky / Shutterstock
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Arizona With These 7 Fun and Educational Events

Monday, Oct. 10, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and across Arizona, many are choosing to commemorate this newly recognized holiday instead of Columbus Day.

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Arizona to See Key Investment in Clean Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

The nearly $20 million investment will go towards infrastructure in rural and Native American communities.

Some Tribes’ Census Response Rates Are At or Below 1%. That’s a Big Problem.

Experts have blamed the lack of internet access in Indian Country and the arrival of the coronavirus for tribes' low Census response rates.

2020 Candidates Made Their Case to Indian Country. Here’s How It Went.

“Regardless of how we get them here, ... we’re putting our issues in front of them," said O.J. Semons about six Democratic presidential candidates this week.