[NPR] How teens brought a skate park to their Native American reservation

The village of Tewa, Ariz., recently ramped up its skating scene. Kids living on the Hopi reservation get to drop in on a new halfpipe in the town’s first ever skate park thanks to a team of five teens known as Skate264. “There wasn’t really any place to skate down here. Most of the surrounding … Read more

Diane Humetewa nominated to be a District Court Judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona

NNABA APPLAUDS THE HISTORIC NOMINATION OF DIANE HUMETEWA TO BE A FEDERAL JUDGE IN ARIZONA Phoenix, AZ. — The National Native American Bar Association applauds the historic nomination of Diane Humetewa to be a district court judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. If confirmed, Ms. Humetewa will be the first … Read more

U.S. Department of the Interior: Secretary Jewell to Sign Historic Water Rights Agreement with White Mountain Apache Tribe and State of Arizona

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 30, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will sign an historic agreement at the Department of the Interior that will guarantee water rights for the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona and provide water security for the City of Phoenix and other downstream water users.  The ceremony will be … Read more

USAToday: Alcoholism joke on CBS sitcom angers Arizona tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP)  Arizona tribal members say they’re shocked by a television sitcom that made fun of one of the most pervasive social ills on American Indian reservations and alcoholism. One of the characters on the CBS show Mike & Molly joked about drunken Indians in Arizona, a state that is home to 21 federally … Read more