"Tohono O’odham Nation To Get Ancestral Land Back"

"Tohono O’odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr. expressed his gratitude for the council members’ support".

"The Tucson City Council is moving forward with the effort to return the ancestral homelands near the base Sentinel Peak to the Tohono O’odham Nation for its continued preservation and reverence.

The city council unanimously approved the motion to transfer land ownership during a study session before their regular council meeting on April 18. The move comes after decades of conversations the City of Tucson has had surrounding what to do with the land.

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero said the piece of land near Sentinel Peak has more than 4,500 years of history and archeology that proves it is an ancestral Hohokam Village.

“This is where our city was born,” Romero said".

Shondiin Silversmith reports for AZ Mirror May 11, 2023.


Source: AZ Mirror, 05/12/2023