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Arizonans are a unique breed. Tough, courageous, traditional and innovative…we are as diverse as the land in which we live. Discover the voices and the passions of the people who define the Arizona experience.

The Navajo tradition of sheepherding has preserved the oldest domesticated sheep in North America. The remarkable qualities of this animal help shape Navajo culture and livelihood.

Striving for Excellence: K-12 Education

Emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking skills with STEM education opportunities is helping students build the skills to succeed in the 21st century workforce.

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21st Century Workforce

Sheep Herding in Arizona

Sheepherding was once an important part of Arizona’s ranching economy. Despite development, Arizona’s stalwart sheep ranchers continue to drive sheep along traditional routes.

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Ranching & Agriculture

American Indian Tribes and Communities in Arizona

Twenty-two sovereign American Indian communities currently live in Arizona. These nations and represent a wealth of cultural diversity. 

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Native American Culture

Desert Dairy

Meet dairy farmers across the state and discover how dairy cows stay cool during our extreme summer heat to keep producing Arizona’s highest grossing agricultural products.

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Ranching & Agriculture

Arizona Celebrates

We’re the last state in the continental U.S. to turn 100, and we are putting on an unforgettable show. The Arizona Centennial Commission has created dozens of signature events to enjoy as part of the Arizona Centennial Commemoration, and a mascot—the Centennial Copper Chopper—as uncommon as the state.

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R. Carlos Nakai


R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute.

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Stella Tucker carries on a Tohono O'odham tradition. From her camp west of Tucson, Tucker spends part of June and July harvesting fruit from the saguaro cactus to make syrup and jam. Produced by Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic

Past Features

Arizona musicians contributed significantly to the iconography of the “wild west.” Movies and...
Music lovers 16 to 60 are likely fans of Arizona’s wide range of popular musicians. Celebrate the...
The multicultural, multimedia centennial legacy project, “I am Arizona Music” at the Musical...
Variations of traditional Mexican music have been evolving in the region since before Arizona...
Each one of the American Indian tribes in Arizona create a distinctive type of music. Canyon...
Flight simulators, robotics competitions, and hands-on learning facilitated by public-private...
Relive the thrill of discovery with modern day treasure hunts. Geocaching and prospecting...
How does the one of the driest American states use the most precious resource on the planet? Find...
Celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright created Taliesin West in Scottsdale as a home and classroom...
What is energy? Why is it important? Interactive games and diagrams explain everything from what...
Artist Bruce Aiken has been painting the Grand Canyon for almost 40 years. Trace his journey...
Dynamic facilities and a drive for personal excellence define our university athletics programs and...
Arizona boasts some of the youngest and the oldest professional sports teams in America. Get...
K–12 student artworks ponder a century of change in the first annual statewide student art...
The Ask A Biologist gallery from Arizona State University engages students from K to “gray” with...
Citizen science harnesses the power of people to collect information and share it with groups...
By the 1900s, the Arizona territory was a crossroads of tribes, military men, missionaries,...
The Miners’ Story Project is an oral history and documentary project designed to preserve the rich...
Jeff Scovil’s mineral images are esteemed by scientists, sought after by collectors, and beguiling...
How much do you know about the Grand Canyon state?
Get to know your fellow Arizonans through this collection of original videos featuring personal...
Arizona’s constitution was established on December 9, 1910, over a year before it became a state....