Native Arizona Victory Fund
Creating a powerful link between Arizona Native Americans and their state and federal elected representatives
The Native Arizona Victory Fund Mission
- First, to identify issues of importance to Natives and make them known to our elected leaders so they can be resolved.
- Second, to keep Native Americans aware of the progress being made on their behalf.
- All of this leads to increased engagement in the political process, giving Native people more power at the polls.
Native Issues Conference Program
Host Dawnafe Whitesinger interviews Navajo Nation Council Delegate Carl Slater on the plans to use the Covid relief funds from the federal government to benefit the Navajo people. More homes will have electricity, running water and Internet. Slater also talks about the importance of voting.
Rep. Tom O’Halleran talks about what is going on in Washington that will benefit Tribal members, including progress toward getting more public safety on reservations.
And our Hopi friends talk about what Christmas means to members of the Tribe who have adopted a “Coca-Cola” version of the holiday.
Host Dawnafe Whitesinger interviews Dylan Baca on the fight for Indigenous People’s Day, Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai on the importance of redistricting to Native people, Sen. Mark Kelly, Rep. Tom O’Halleran, our Hopi contributors with bonus comments from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.
Host Dawnafe Whitesinger interviews Arizona gubernatorial candidates Marco Lopez and Katie Hobbs, along with Congressman Tom O’Halleran and U.S. Senator Mark Kelly. Two Hopis explain why so few members of their tribe vote.
Host Dawnafe Whitesinger interviews Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Congressman Tom O’Halleran.
Host Dawnafe Whitesinger interviews Pascua Yaqui Attorney General Alfred Urbina to learn about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision extending more authority to Tribal Police. Also, interviews with Congressman Tom O’Halleran and former Navajo Nation President Peterson Zah.
How much would it cost to bring electricity, water and Internet to all Navajo families?
Congressman Tom O’Halleran explains where the money can come from.
The first lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden speaks to the Navajo people.
Natives win a water rights battle in federal court.
An update from U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks on Earth Day
Carl and Jman explain the Hopi attitude toward electricity.
Introduction of new state Representative Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren. U.S. Supreme Court Arguments on whether Native police officers can arrest white people. An update on protecting sacred spaces: Bears Ears, the Sacred Mountains of the Western Apache, and Oak Flat. Hopi Podcasters Carl and J-Man talk about why it is so hard to have a business on the reservation.
State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai talks about the voter suppression bills in the Arizona Legislature. Rep. Tom O’Halleran gives an update on Congress’s recent recovery bill along with the upcoming Infrastructure bill.
Tribal liaison Luther Lee updates on the work of Senators Mark Kelly and Krysten Sinema.
Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, along with Congressman Tom O’Halleran, discuss improvements to the Indian Health Service, along with increased jurisdiction for Tribal police and other issues.
In our first Native Issues conference, hosted by Dawnafe Whitesinger, Sen. Mark Kelly and Rep. Tom O’Halleran, listen as state Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai and Fred Urbina, attorney general of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, discuss increasing jurisdiction for tribal police and other needed public safety measures.
Former Rep. Wenona Benally explains the need to fully fund the Indian Health Service.
Former Rep. Eric Descheenie and Ramon Riley, cultural director for the White Mountain Apache Tribe, discuss protecting places that are sacred to Native Americans, including the high mountains of the Apache world and restoring the Bears Ears National Monument.
First broadcast on Feb. 18, 2021, on Native Radio Stations KTTN, KNNB and KYAY.