TUCSON, Ariz. — The city of Tucson plans to return ancestral land tied to the Tohono O'odham Nation. The Arizona Daily Star reported the Tucson City Council unanimously approved a proposal earlier this month to give more than 10 acres of city land at the base of Sentinel Peak to the tribe.
PAGE, Ariz. — An extra pulse of water has been sent through the Grand Canyon this week. The Bureau of Reclamation is running a “high-flow experiment” at Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona, which means a big release of water designed to move and redeposit sand and sediment will make its way downstream from the dam.
WASHINGTON — The National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC), a national Native American membership organization based in Washington, DC, welcomed a new executive director, Chelsea E. Fish, April 10.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced April 19 it would – for the first time – offer grants for harvesting, processing and storing Indigenous meats such as bison, reindeer, moose, elk and salmon, offering a boost to tribes working to improve food sovereignty.
LAKE WACCAMAW, N.C. — The Waccamaw Siouan Indian Tribe helped archaeologists excavate a 28-foot canoe out of Lake Waccamaw on April 12 that is believed to be at least 1,000 years old.
NEW YORK — The New York Board of Regents has officially banned all uses of Indigenous imagery and names as school mascots, per a report from Albany-based paper Times-Union.
WASHINGTON — April 18 marked 100 days since the Republicans won control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Democratic U.S. senator is looking to Congress to ensure mining companies can use established mineral claims to dump waste on neighboring federal lands as they always had before a federal appeals court adopted a stricter interpretation of a 150-year-old law.
New Mexico's largest electric provider wants the state's highest court to overturn a 2021 decision by regulators, who rejected a proposal to transfer its shares in a coal-fired power plant to a Navajo energy company.
Snowcapped mountains in the Southwest signal a possible delayed start to the wildfire season for some higher elevations, but at a March 29 press conference, officials in New Mexico and Arizona warned that dry, windy conditions in other areas are increasing wildfire risks and prompting red flag warnings.
On March 21, a federal appeals court heard arguments from Apache leaders who are opposing a federal land swap they say will destroy their entire way of life.
New Mexico's governor March 30 signed a Democratic-sponsored voting rights bill aimed at expanding access to the ballot and two other related measures.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that all cases currently assigned to a Yavapai County Superior Court judge recently arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI will be reassigned to other judges.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld the rape and voyeurism convictions of Native American actor and film producer Redwolf Pope.
President Joe Biden said March 21 he is establishing national monuments on more than half a million acres in Nevada and Texas and creating a marine sanctuary in U.S. waters near the Pacific Remote Islands southwest of Hawaii.