Hopi medicine man Ivan Jackson was sentenced on Tuesday to one year in prison for performing oral sex on a patient who believed she was receiving treatment. The victim, who wasn't named in federal court records, had sought help from Jackson in the summer of 2012 because she was "seeing people aroun ... More >>
A majority a Glendale City Council agreed on Tuesday to begin formal negotiations with the Tohono O'odham Nation over its proposed West Valley casino -- a move that marks a dramatic change over the city's previous attitude toward the Native American tribe. Nation leaders say that opening the door t ... More >>
Kevin Ryan Upshaw Jr. of the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation has been charged with manslaughter following a Monday crash that killed a 5-year-old girl on a bike. Upshaw Jr., who manages or owns a rodeo-security business on the rural reservation north of Tucson, was drunk when his full-size 4x4 ... More >>
If you've blown through the gardening books on your reading list this winter or are looking for some inspiration this summer, local author and painter Barbara Bayless Lacy's book, Nanise': A Navajo Herbal: One Hundred Plants From the Navajo Reservation is a unique find. Nanise' means "vegetation" i ... More >>
Artists rendering of the proposed West Valley ResortUnited States District Judge David Campbell ruled today that the Tohono O'odham Nation's 54-acre property in the West Valley must be taken into trust.And that means that the Nation is one step close to building the West Valley Resort, a casino t ... More >>
Ned Norris, chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation The Gila River Indian Community filed suit in federal court against the Tohono O'odham Nation in a bid to prevent it from building a West Valley resort-style casino.The Tohono O'odham bought 135 acres near 91st and Northern avenues ... More >>
Arizona's U.S. Attorney, Diane Humetewa, the nation's first-ever Native American woman to become a U.S. Attorney in any state, will resign on August 2. Sandy Raynor, spokeswoman for the office, says Humetewa plans on spending some time with her family before figuring out her next career mo ... More >>
Nobody in government's raising hell about the poverty-stricken Havasupai's struggle to survive without electricity during the summer's wrath
A Hopi leader fought a lonely battle to stop a mining company from stealing water that helped build Phoenix. He succeeded. Finally
The Zuni tribe's plans for Phoenix billboards were abruptly canceled by Clear Channel
The Rodeo-Chediski fire has destroyed more than trees in Apache country
Native Americans protest water loss from mining company
After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale
From the week of January 4, 2001
Arizona's tribes use casino revenue to provide scholarships for every college-bound Indian. Where are the graduates?
Margarite Faras tried to fix what she thought was wrong with the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Instead, San Carlos fixed her.
The nation's largest newspaper chain buys the state's biggest paper -- but will anyone even notice the difference?
We Know Amparano, "Freak Show" Review, Is Janet Moonlighting?, Do Tell
Town and tribe fight over land, accountability
The Bureau of Indian Affairs stonewalls its desecration of a prehistoric Native American burial site
The state's unabashed enthusiasm for charter schools stops at the borders of Indian reservations
Recall effort aims to oust Gila River tribal leader
When wealthy casino tribes sought to derail a would-be competitor, campaign donations were the currency of the day
Recently discovered documents indicate that the lawyer who represented the Hopi Tribe in crucial negotiations with Peabody Western Coal Company was working for the mining company at the same time
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells continue to dry up, they say, their ancient culture may disappear, too.
It's crystal clear that the city of Scottsdale served its citizens water laced with a suspected carcinogen. But did city officials do it on purpose?
Tribes allege that archaeological and burial sites on mine grounds are being violated
As the White House flips and flops, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt takes his environmental losses and victories in stride. Is his stoicism a necessary virtue or a political vice?
A battle of GOP extremes pits environmentalist Robin Silver against conservative Congressman John Shadegg
. . . DEADHEADS, MARIJUANA SMOKE AND LAWMEN TRAIL IN THE WAKE. BUT THIS TIME MIGHT BE DIFFERENT.
LAST MONTH, THE RURAL/METRO FIRE DEPARTMENT BATTLED THE 23,000-ACRE RIO BLAZE. BUT AFTER THE FIRE WAS OUT, THE COMPANY STILL HADN'T COOLED ITS CRITICS.
WHEN A LEVEE ON BABBITT RANCHES GAVE WAY, THE HAVASUPAI INDIANS WERE LITERALLY PUSHED AGAINST THE WALL. NOW THEY'RE PUSHING BACK.
LEROY JACKSON TRANSFORMED HIMSELF FROM A PHOENIX STREET WINO INTO A CHARISMATIC NAVAJO ENVIRONMENTALIST. HIS FRIENDS THINK HE WAS MURDERED FOR HIS EFFORTS.
WHEN ITS YOUTHS FALTERED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THE TRIBE LOOKED WITHIN
RYNELDI BECENTI IS A HERO TO THE NAVAJO NATION-----AND THE BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER AT ASU
A REVOLUTION ERUPTS ON THE CHEMEHUEVI INDIAN RESERVATION.