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Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

The 15th Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day, hosted by the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs on January 19 at the Arizona State Capitol, focused on tribes prospering through renewable energy and technology.

 
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Roxie Andrews: More Than 30 Years of Inspiring Youth Through Education

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member Roxie Andrews began working for the Community in 1978 as a Johnson O’Malley (JOM) Program aide for the Education Department. She worked with Community students, visiting schools, helping children with their homework and doing everything she could to assist them.

 

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Covers SRPMIC Environmental Programs

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s work with environmental issues will be featured this spring on a new HD documentary TV series called Down2Earth, which airs on Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). The series is hosted by Cree musician and television host Art Napoleon (The New Canoe). Down2Earth visits Indigenous peoples across Canada, the United States and worldwide who demonstrate how they are adapting their traditional knowledge to respond to the manmade environmental challenges that are threatening their communities.


 

Flagpoles Communicate Daily Air Quality

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

A few days after the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s New Year’s Eve carnival, my family and I drove past the Community Building and noticed that an orange flag was flying. I said, “Look! The carnival left their flag behind.” Little did I know it wasn’t the carnival’s flag, but we were looking at the new flagpoles installed by the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Department (EPNR) Air Quality Program for its Air Quality Communications Network.