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In Mesa, four medical group homes known as the Bogden House have taken in children with severe medical problems. Half are from far away Indian reservations where medical facilities, equipment and specialists are harder to come by.
August 22, 2016
Tsingine
Navajo leaders and community members are outraged and are petitioning for a federal investigation into the shooting death of a Navajo woman last March. The Maricopa County Attorney said Friday he will not press charges against the police officer involved.
July 25, 2016
Hopi Katsina friend
Legislation was introduced Wednesday in the U.S. Senate that would impose stiffer penalties on those who export sacred Native American artifacts.
July 08, 2016
The Navajo Nation is creating its own Amber Alert plan to respond to kidnappings like the one that resulted in a young girl’s death in May. It would be the first of its kind in the country.
July 08, 2016
“When you call the cops they never show up,” said Piñon resident Grace Shonie. The community epitomizes the desperation many Navajo people feel due to the lack of adequate law enforcement.
July 07, 2016
Navajo Nation seal
The Navajo Nation announced Wednesday it has finally hired a police chief. The Navajo Police Department has gone eight years with the top position unfilled.
July 06, 2016
Irving Shaggy
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing Wednesday to try to understand why tribes don’t have better access to federal rural development funds.
June 23, 2016
Under new legislation tribal courts would be able to protect child victims of domestic abuse in Indian Country.
June 23, 2016
Navajo Nation seal
Navajo Nation leaders are firming up plans to meet with Donald Trump when he visits Arizona on Saturday. Campaign officials told the tribe that the Republican presidential candidate is open to meeting with Navajo lawmakers.
June 14, 2016
Carlisle
After more than a century the Army is sending home the remains of children buried at one of the first federally-run Indian boarding schools.
May 31, 2016

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