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Youth Learn and Embrace the Himdak/Uudoyshish

By Jennifer Jimenez and Michelle Washington
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Winter Youth Gathering was held December 28-30 at Salt River High School during the winter break. The gathering was hosted by the Salt River Advisory Council for Children and Youth (SRACCY). This year the focus was on the O’odham and Piipaash cultures, to give the youth a chance to learn and embrace the Himdak/Uudoyshish.

 
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Boeing Donates 200 Bikes to Mesa Public Schools Native American Education Program Students

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

Boeing, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, recently donated 200 bikes to Native American students in the Mesa Public Schools. Out of those 200 students, 71 were enrolled Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members.

 

The Helping Hands Thrift Store Serves the Community

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The Helping Hands Thrift Store is a nonprofit organization that has been part of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community since the early 1980s. It has helped Community members and departments by making a difference in donating and recycling. Everything in the store comes from donations, except for the snacks that are available for purchase.

 

Iron Baskets Represent the O’odham Creation Story

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community artist Jeffrey Fulwilder has left his mark on many of the Community’s enterprises, including a shopping center, business centers and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, with his contemporary sculptures reflecting O’odham culture. He is starting off 2012 with the completion of four steel O’odham basket sculptures for the lobby at Two Waters Building A.
Each basket is made from 400 feet of rebar steel and weighs 194 pounds, and is designed and painted to resemble a traditional O’odham basket.