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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. logo
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Prospero Stark was once a baseball phenom. But after a stint in jail, he changed his pace, opting to live in an airstream trailer park in the Arizona desert. It's there that he receives a gruesome package … the severed hand of his former catcher. This is the jumping off point for Leo Banks' novel, "Double Wide ...
A Native American tribal leader whose territory straddles the Arizona-Mexico border is criticizing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Ryan Keith ZinkeEmployee of liberal activist group charged with assaulting Zinke staffer Cost of Pruitt's Italy trip rises above ,000 Overnight Energy: Dem says EPA isn't cooperating ...

Juni Nelson | The Daily Wildcat Students mill about in front of CESL on campus on Nov. 22, 2011. The center assists students with their transitions and language barriers. By Toni Marcheva. Published Mar 14, 2018 6:00am. Updated Mar 15, 2018 9:04am. “Should English be the official language of the United States?” Max ...
When the truck pulled up, the three tribal members would have known there would be trouble as they walked between their homes on a morning last November in the rural town of Sells. They were just south of one of the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation capital town's two Catholic churches. The two ...
The Rio Nuevo board voted last week to begin talks with the Tohono O'odham Nation about the future of the site of Tucson's birthplace. Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. 'Don't be celebrating just yet, homes,” the voice barked through my telephone receiver.

“I never sit down to eat a little portion of beans,” he said, grinning. “I eat a big bowl of beans.” They were his favorite food — baked beans, great northern beans, navy beans, lima beans mixed with corn in succotash. “But we didn't have tepary beans,” Button said. “Never saw a tepary bean until I got here, ...
The road off State Route 101 stretches into far desert mountains. Cotton fields bake in the July heat on both sides, low and green, tiny houses with rusty trucks sliding by at long intervals. My car moves past them deeper into open land, home to the Pima and Maricopa tribes. Today, we're going to be eating ...

Figure 01: Tak-Va'Vak Mountain Range, part of the Tohono O'odham ancestral lands in the Sonoran Desert. Photograph by Nina Kolowratnik. In March of 2014, United States Customs and Border Protection awarded Elbit Systems of America a contract to design, construct, and deploy Integrated Fixed ...
Arturo Tellez-Berrelleza was the last of 18 members of a Mexico-based drug trafficking organization to be sentenced in federal court. By Colin Miner, Patch Staff | Feb 8, 2018 4:14 pm ET. 0. Smuggler Who Operated On Tohono O'odham Reservation Sentenced. PHOENIX – The last of 18 members of a Mexican drug ...
Chefs get creative with ancient agriculture in Tucson, the country's first UNESCO "City of Gastronomy." Elaine GlusacChicago Tribune. Barrio Bread posts its 2 p.m. Saturday closing time on the door and on the internet. Yet by noon one Saturday in November, owner and baker Don Guerra was locking up to the moans of ...
The Central Arizona Project carries Colorado River water through canals to desert cities, tribes, farms and industries in Arizona and other areas of the West and Southwest. Matt York / The Associated Press 2015/. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. The agency that runs the CAP is setting aside Colorado ...
Rodeo flyer Flyer for the 2018 Tohono O'odham Rodeo and Fair. (PHOTO: Courtesy Tohono O'odham Rodeo and Fair). The Tohono O'odham Rodeo and Fair returned to Southern Arizona Thursday. Now in its 80th year, it's billed as the longest-running all-Indian rodeo in Arizona. Head southwest of ...
If you're driving the 70 miles from Tucson to Sells, Arizona, you might want to stop for a break at the Sells grocery store. It looks a lot like any other small-town American market. But the sign above the pizzas reads S-gewi haiku huk, not “frozen foods,” because this small town is the center of business and ...
PHOENIX — A leader has reiterated his decision to fight a proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico that would cut tribal lands in two. “I will do everything I can to oppose this wall,” Tohono O'odham Nation Vice Chairman Verlon Jose said during an interview with The Guardian. “I have to.
As Donald Trump seeks congressional support for his border wall, the Guardian's Paul Lewis meets Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona sheriff recently pardoned by Trump, and other local Republicans who are enraged over what they describe as an 'invasion' from Mexico. But he discovers a very ...


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