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KNAU and Arizona News
10:53 am
Fri February 27, 2015

NAU Professor Examines What Sovereignty Means To Native Nations

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

NPS Native Cultural Items Repatriation Grant Announced for 2014

Items from Albuquerque's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology returned as part of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:00 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Healing More Than Her 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.

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12:11 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Native Americans Have Highest Rate of Suicide

Emmy Burruel lost her brother to suicide. She has become a specialist in suicide prevention to help other people see the signs.
Laurel Morales

American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rates of suicide compared to any other ethnic group in the United States.

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