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Native American Days at Two Waters Celebrated with Several Events

By Jennifer Hernandez
Au-Authm Action News

Native American Days at Two Waters began the celebration on September 27 for a four-day event filled with several activities. The Traditional Red/Green Chili Cook Off began the festivities in the Round House Café. Fifteen participants entered their red or green chili into the contest, Jon Regner, Keith Andrews, Keith Taylor, Anna Lee, Lauretta Johnson, Barbara Saunders, Kevin Riding-In, Cruz Lopez, Morris Manuel, Stephanie Honeycutt, Peter Salcido, Salvador Montoya, Judy Montero, Monica Sampson-Vavages and Ernie Lopez. The contest was judged by Edward Reina, Councilwoman Deanna Scabby, Carol Silversmith, Dwayne Manuel, Brenna Wateuma and Royce Manuel.

 
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The Community’s Veterans Headquarters

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

Did you know that the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has a Veterans Hall for the veterans of the Community and other veterans who have ties to the Community? Many people don’t. George Robinson, the Veterans Affairs (VA) representative to the Community, said, “The Veterans Hall is for all Community members and those who served in any branch of the military who need assistance with veterans information or services provided by the VA.”
Robinson works closely with the VA office in Phoenix. “If anyone wants to see if they are eligible for VA healthcare benefits or services, burials, memorials, or benefits for service-connected disabilities, this is what the hall is for,” he said.

 

Prevention Workshop Educates Young Adults and Parents to Resist Substance Abuse

By Jennifer Hernandez
Au-Authm Action News

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members were given the opportunity to participate in the “Prevention Workshop: What Drug Dealers Don’t Tell You” at Talking Stick Resort on September 23. The workshop, which was held from 8 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., was part of the Educate to Elevate program and featured education and resources to help teach resistance against substance abuse.

 

Meeting of Indigenous Peoples Leads to a New Discovery for One Participant

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

Supporters of the Nahuacalli Embassy of Indigenous Peoples gathered together in Phoenix for the Pohualtlahtoyan: Tribunal de los Pueblos on September 11 and 12. The group came together to address the violations of civil rights, human rights, indigenous rights and rights of Mother Earth in the territories referenced by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo between the United States and Mexico. The gathering was projected as “a regional venue for indigenous peoples to formulate a collective process to rectify the historical and present-day systemic injustices in a spirit of self-determination and with respect for the rights of Mother Earth.”