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Ak-Chin Community Council Task Force

Ak-Chin Community Council Task Force

Over the past few years, the citizens of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, located south of Phoenix, Arizona, have witnessed the land surrounding their reservation rapidly transform from fields into housing subdivisions. Worried about the impact on the reservation, the Ak-Chin Indian Community…


Honoring Nations: Gabriel Lopez and Shannon Martin: Government-to-Government Relations (Q&A)

Gabriel Lopez and Shannon Martin field questions from the audience about their nations' Honoring Nations award-winning programs.


Honoring Nations: Gabriel Lopez: Ak-Chin Community Council Task Force

Ak-Chin Indian Community Council Member Gabriel Lopez discusses why the Community decided to establish the Ak-Chin Community Council Task Force, and shares how the Task Force works to protect the cultural and environmental integrity of the Ak-Chin community, reservation and surrounding lands.

Hatching Success: Ak-Chin Indian Community’s Industrial Park Home to Only Egg Producer in Arizona

Hatching Success: Ak-Chin Indian Community's Industrial Park Home to Only Egg Producer in Arizona

Finally, an answer to that age-old question: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” To get to the Ak-Chin Indian Community’s Industrial Park–the site of Hickman’s Family Farms with enough hens to generate 4.3 million eggs per day. In 2002, the egg producer built a ranch at the Ak-Chin Industrial…


Norm DeWeaver-Tribal Water Successes and Challenges

Norm DeWeaver, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., provides three individual Native nation stories focusing on successes and challenges around tribal water rights.