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Preserving the O'odham Piipaash Language

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

On October 25 at the Lehi Community Building, the O’odham Piipaash Language Program (OPLP) honored the men and women who have worked with the program to help document the O’odham and Piipaash languages and practice and teach them so they can be preserved for future generations. Both languages are being carefully documented and recorded through video and audio.

 
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25th Annual Red Mountain Eagle Pow Wow

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

Two young ladies of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Ezeriah Ramirez and Sommer Lopez, competed for the title of Red Mountain Eagle Pow-Wow Princess on the evening of October 25 at the Community Building. The Red Mountain Eagle Pow-Wow is held in the first week of November, and the pageant always takes place a few days before.

 

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Salutes SRPMIC Veterans

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

For more than 130 years, members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community have served in the U.S. military, sacrificing their freedom so everyday citizens could have their freedom. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick saluted nine SRPMIC veterans on Friday, November 11, on Military Appreciation Day during the Fall League.

 

SRFSI Introduces Mesquite Trails at Canalside III/IV

By Jennifer Jimenez
Au-Authm Action News

Salt River Financial Services Institution has introduced Mesquite Trails at Canalside III/IV, which is a master-planned home ownership community designed exclusively for members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community who do not have allotted land. For the past 12 months, Community members have been able to apply for the home loan through SRFSI for Mesquite Trails, but currently only two Community members have been deemed eligible for the home loan and qualified for a home at Mesquite Trails and are in the design phase of the project.