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Newly Elected Members of YRPC Sworn In

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

On Friday, May 14, the Young River People’s Council (YRPC) held their 2010 Inauguration Ceremonies at the Salt River Council Chambers. The program included a prayer by Ms. Sharon Selestewa, parade of colors from the Salt River High School JROTC group, a special message by Community Vice President Martin Harvier and a message from former youth council member Brandon Paukgana. Chief Judge Delbert Ray, Sr., swore in new YRPC President Devanie Duwyenie, Vice President Jose Martinez, Secretary Elisa Briones and Promotional Representatives Michael Antone, Antonio Briones, Elaina Gutierrez, Mavi Leonard, Marcillina Martinez, Jessica Ruiz, and Kaily Toney. Newly elected YRPC President Devanie Duwyenie is 16-years-old and is a sophomore at Mountain View High School. She has been a part of the YRPC for the past three years and has held a promotional representative position prior to becoming president.

 
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Update Your Address, Please

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

Hundreds of pieces of mail end up getting returned to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community as undeliverable, which means Community members may miss out on vital information pertaining to their per cap, their children’s Minors Trust account and other important issues that require the input of Community members.

 

Students Hit a High Note in Spring Chorus Concert

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

This year at Salt River Elementary School and Salt River High School, the counseling department emphasized the “Character Counts” program with the students, which consists of six pillars: respect, trustworthiness, citizenship, fairness, caring and responsibility.

 

Native Warrior Run to D.C.

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The Hemajkam Riders of the Gila River Indian Community again participated in the Native Warrior Run in May, an event they have been part of for the past three years. The Native Warrior Run is an annual event to honor America’s veterans and to help teach younger generations to honor and have respect for veterans from Indian Country. Native Warrior Run participants join many Native and non-Native motorcyclists from across the United States who ride together to arrive in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day.