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A Woman of Waila: Gertie Lopez Plays Music to Remember

Story by Kimi Eisele. Originally published in BorderLore, reprinted with permission from Southwest Folklife Alliance (, AZ- Gertie Lopez’s hands are delicate and thin, but her strong, nimble fingers can easily coax… Read More

West Valley casino construction starts

Glendale, AZ- In a private groundbreaking to which members of the Tohono O’odham Nation were invited, the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) held a ceremony Dec. 1 to mark the start of… Read More

80th Annual O’odham Wapkial Ha-Taṣ is Feb. 1-4

Sells- The Tohono O’odham Nation released its official poster for its 80th Annual O’odham Wapkial Ha-Taṣ, and the event runs Feb. 1-4.   Billed as the “Southern Arizona’s Longest-Running All-Indian Rodeo,” the theme… Read More