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The O'odham peoples, including the Tohono O'odham, the Pima or Akimel O'odham, and the Hia C-ed O'odham, are an Indigenous Uto-Aztecan peoples of the Sonoran desert in southern and central Arizona and northern Sonora, united by a common heritage language, the O'odham language. Today, many O'odham live in the Tohono O'odham Nation, the San Xavier Indian Reservation, the Gila River Indian Community, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Ak-Chin Indian Community or off-reservation in one of the cities or towns of Arizona.

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Tribal leaders from California and Washington state last week discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands.
Bill Sterud, chairman of the Puyallup tribe of Indians in Washington state, said the tribe's involvement in recreational marijuana has improved ...

The Tucson, Arizona, food bank isn't just giving away packaged foods. It's growing healthy food--and teaching people how. Milpitas.jpg.
On the morning of August 21--the day of the solar eclipse--five archaeologists and I piled into two SUVs and drove an hour northwest of ...
The Arizona Department of Transportation is warning drivers in southern Arizona that pedestrians may be on the roadways. These pedestrians ...
The projects aim to create economic opportunities and prevent families from moving off the reservation. by Laurel Morales, Fronteras Desk ...

At the dawn of the 20th century, the Tohono O'odham people realized they could no longer produce enough food to survive.
Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Edward Manuel, right, and Vice Chairman Verlon Jose walk along the U.S.-Mexico border. Photo: Megan ...
I was honored to be part of a delegation of nearly 70 Arizona business and political leaders who visited Mexico City and Guanajuato during ...
Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie -- better known as the band Bayou Seco -- once played "La Marcha," the traditional New Mexico wedding ...
Washington - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $8,301,181 to four Native American tribes Arizona to ...
As heated talks to reshape trade relations between the United States, Mexico and Canada continue, so are efforts by Arizona and Mexico to ...
The Friends of Canoa Heritage Foundation was one of 13 organizations that was recently awarded a grant by Arizona Humanities.
Sally Jewell was Interior secretary under President Barack Obama from April 2013 until his term ended in January 2017. At the department, the ...
Ophelia Rivas: My name is Ophelia Rivas, but my family knows me as Ilya. You know, the place where I come from is beautiful land. We've lived ...
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame performs at Black Hills Unity Concert in 2014. Yarrow will return this year. Courtesy photo.
Input from residents will help guide the design of the park, which is planned on West 35th Street. Courtesy of Primavera Foundation. Primavera ...

The future belongs to our Native American youth and there are a group of budding social activists who are making their voices--and their ...
Ironwood Forest National Monument sits northwest of Tucson and has an odd shape on maps, like a Tetris piece. Perhaps not as photogenic as ...
Shannon Rivers protested President Donald Trump at a campaign-style rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. For Rivers, a tribal citizen of the Akimel ...
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A bipartisan legislative delegation will visit Mexico this week, including LD1 Representatives Noel Campbell and David Stringer.
The Tohono O'odham I'itoi onion flourishes in the dry Sonoran desert of Southern Arizona, and is a traditional crop Native American farmers ...
The Tohono O'odham tribe of Arizona was toasting victory this week as its Desert Diamond West Valley Casino began serving alcohol for the ...
A short 45-minute drive south of Tucson on Interstate19 brings you to a spot that was once the most remote part of the Spanish Empire's New ...
IRONWOOD FOREST NATIONAL MONUMENT -- President Donald Trump's executive order to review 27 national monuments for potential ...
From the border wall to land rights, an op-ed from Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez explores the president's policies for ...
Major construction for Tucson's first Culinary Dropout is complete, and hiring is now in the works as Sam Fox, Fox Restaurant Concepts' ...
Advocates say they 'won't go down without a fight' to keep the protected status of the site. by Nick O'Gara TWEET SHARE. Verlon Jose hero ...
When Hon'mana Seukteoma recalls her childhood, she thinks of Lukeville, Arizona. Located just over two hours south of the state capital of ...
Artist's concept of the front of the new casino the Tohono O'odham Nation plans to build now that it has final federal government approval.
The Tohono O'odham Nation's Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley is located at the intersection of 91st Ave and Northern Ave just outside of ...
This artist's conception shows the front of the new casino the Tohono O'odham Nation plans to build in Glendale. Courtesy of the Tohono ...
The O'odham nation lives on both sides of the US-Mexican border, and for that they are persecuted. My name is Ophelia Rivas, but my family ...
Two years ago, I completed two articles of interviews with 11 prominent figures throughout the nation on the subject of Indigenous ...
The subject matter in this story is enough to make you cry. We're talking traditional crops, but not just any traditional crop, we're talking onions, ...
Desert Diamond casinos is an enterprise of the Tohono O'odham Nation, operating four casinos in Arizona. They offer a mix of gaming and award-winning promotions, exquisite dining experiences and big name Entertainment with locations in Tucson, ...
Raye Zaragoza, a musician descended from Arizona's Akimel O'odham people, wrote a protest song, In The River, to support demonstrators in North Dakota and alert countrymen who, she says, neglect the struggles of Native Americans.
President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border may hit a snag if the Tohono O'odham Nation decides it doesn't want it on its land.
In Arizona, against the will of a sovereign Indian nation, the U.S. is about to construct a massive wall through an Indian reservation, land the Tohono O'odham people have occupied for many hundreds of years, pre-dating a 19th century arbitrary line ...
The (Tohono O'odham) Nation, as is their right, has refused the public across their property, and we respect that," Adamson noted.
PHOENIX - President Donald Trump has promised to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico and that likely will trigger lawsuits from property owners in Arizona.
Laying the West Valley casino issue aside, the major issue now being addressed by the Tohono O'odham Nation is its opposition to a border wall being constructed on its land in southern Arizona.
Tucson - Casa Grande Border Patrol agents arrested five Honduran nationals Sunday morning, near the village of Vaya Chin on the Tohono O'odham Nation, and seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana worth in excess of $150,000. The incident ...
The Tohono O'odham - the name means desert people - have lived on both sides of the border since their lands were arbitrarily divided between the United States and Mexico, some 160 years ago.
The Tohono O'odham, whose reservation in southern Arizona straddles 120km of the US-Mexico border, along which the 1,600km wall is planned, have criticised the White House for not consulting them.
And yet it is through the Tohono O'odham land that the proposed Mexico wall will pass, separating families and disrupting the borders of their ancestral land, as well as ironically blocking access to water sources that are on the other side of the ...
"The Tohono O'odham Nation has been in existence and Native Americans have occupied these areas long before international borders," said Robert N. Clinton, a law professor at the Sandra Day O'connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Border Patrol agents arrested five Honduran nationals and recovered more than 300 pounds of marijuana on the Tohono O'odham Nation on Sunday. The drugs were worth about $150,000. Agents on off-road motorcycles followed footprints near the village ...
A stretch of U.S.-Mexico border wall near Nogales. A Trump administration plan to extend the wall the length of the southern border would run it through the middle of the Tohono O'odham Nation west of here, worrying tribal groups. (Photo by Josh ...


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