The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.
For the first time since Bill Clinton won re-election in 1996, pundits aren’t sure whether Arizona will vote red or blue in 2020.
More cities in Arizona are making huge cuts to their recycling programs, which means less-frequent curbside pickups and tighter restrictions on accepted materials.
Racial taunts directed at a girls volleyball team from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reflect the larger societal issue of Native American oppression.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
'In 2019, our Havasupai voices were heard after 30 years,' Carletta Tilousi of the Havasupai Tribe said of a bill to ban uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.
More medical services will be available to Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to a $200,000 federal grant awarded to Native American Connections.
A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?
Native Americans are among those who have been historically undercounted during the U.S. Census, a constitutionally mandated headcount conducted every decade since 1790.
Hispanics, Native Americans and African Americans are most at risk for diabetes, with racial and ethnic minorities reporting the highest rates of the debilitating disease.
American Indians and Alaska Natives die of suicide at a rate higher than any other racial and ethnic group.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled execution of Navajo citizen Lezmond Mitchell, who is the only Native American on federal death row.
Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.
The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.
To President Donald Trump, the White House whistleblower who reported concerns about his call with the Ukrainian president is comparable to a spy and a traitor.
The number of Indian Health Service patients with insurance rose from 64 percent in 2013 to 78 percent in 2018, according to a new report.
The voting rights of Native Americans are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, tribal leaders said.
Congress voted yet again to terminate President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border, which he has cited to justify use of Pentagon funds for border construction.
A panel of lawmakers, advocates and medical professionals shared sobering stories about gun violence in the hopes of spurring the U.S. Congress into action.
A task force on missing and murdered indigenous women is waiting on $150,000 promised by the state of Arizona.
Tribal representatives told a Senate committee that the Federal Communications Commission is not doing enough to ease the regulatory burdens that keep Indian Country from getting wireless broadband access.
The Mount Graham red squirrel is found only in the Pinaleño Mountains of Arizona, home of a sacred Apache place.
'They are illegally stealing money from our troops,' a Democratic lawmaker said after the Trump administration announced a diversion of $3.6 billion in military funds for the border wall.
Republican-led states are supporting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Dreamers program for young immigrants.
A copper mine opposed by the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe has hit another snag.
Time is running out for landowners on the Navajo Nation who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program.
Wells Fargo will pay $6.5 million to the Navajo Nation to settle the tribe’s 2017 suit that alleged a history of 'unfair, deceptive, fraudulent and illegal practices' aimed at elders and Dine language speakers.
The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off this month, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the loss of hundreds more jobs this winter.
Deaths of despair – the catchall name for deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide – have seen 'alarming' increases across the country since 2005.
'He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages,' Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood said of the legendary Ronnie Lupe.
The wildfire threat has been ever-present this year.
While the debate around clean needle exchange programs continues, one organization works in a legal gray area to help stop the spread of disease.
Ballot tallies could be flown out of the Havasupai Reservation for the 2020 election.
A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine opposed by tribes in Arizona.
Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, is being put to death on December 11, 2019, according to the Department of Justice.
Five years after a hospital for veterans made headlines for falsifying patient wait time records, officials promoted a 'tremendous transformation.'
'They are telling everyone in this country that it’s ok for people to go hungry,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) said after the Trump administration announced tighter food stamp guidelines.
If there was any question that Arizona’s 2020 Senate race would be one of the nation’s hottest, it was answered with an emphatic 'yes.'
Efforts to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump were tabled by an overwhelming vote of Democrats and Republicans.
Pueblo culture is the focus of an annual meeting at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
Land acknowledgment is a recognition of a truth, a kind of verbal memorial that we erect in honor of indigenous peoples.
Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.
Riley Briones, Jr. was only 17 years old when he was accused of leading a gang that 'terrorized' the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Arizona's largest city, known for its high rate of police shootings, continues to roll out body cameras to 2,000 first responders.
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
There is no question that James McKinney murdered two people in 1991. But should he be put to death for it?
The Teacher Institute program gives educators a better understanding of American Indian history, culture and art.
Including uranium on a list of 'critical minerals' opens the door to expedited mining that will put tribal lands and national parks at risk, lawmakers were told.
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) said he expects 'full vindication' in connection with allegations of a hostile workplace in his office.
One by one, members of the community stepped up to the microphone at the City Council meeting, some trembling and angry.
Undocumented immigrants and their families are being told to start preparing for possible deportation following a tweet from President Donald Trump.
A couple held at police gunpoint after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly shoplifted from a dollar store said officials haven't done enough to make up for the terrifying incident.
Amidst the sweet-smelling smoke of ponderosa pine, wildland firefighters are laboring to maintain – not extinguish – a blaze on federal forest land near the Hopi Reservation.
Undocumented immigration from Mexico has dropped so significantly over a decade that Mexicans no longer make up the majority of those living in the U.S. illegally.