Dr. Michael Lerma is an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University. He’s just released his first book, “Indigenous Sovereignty in the 21st Century: Knowledge for the Indigenous Spring.” It examines what sovereignty means to indigenous nations. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo recently sat down with Dr. Lerma to discuss the book.
The National Park Service has announced grants designed to return Native American artifacts and human remains. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, among the recipients is an eastern Arizona tribe.
The Havasupai Tribe in Northern Arizona has had to fight to hold onto its land in the Grand Canyon. And now tribal members are struggling to maintain their culture, too. Eight miles down into Havasu Canyon lives a medicine woman who is on a mission to save it.