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EPNR and Arizona Game & Fish Team Up to Tag Eaglets in the Community

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Department (EPNR) and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGF) teamed up to tag eaglets nesting on the Community in early March.

 
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Child Find Reaches Out to the Community

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Child Find Program was put in place to help identify children from birth to five years of age that might have possible delays in growth or cognitive (along those lines) or who have special needs. “We try to guide them into the right programs and resources that we can assist them with,” said Kelli Petrone, Exceptional Student Services administrator

 

Laveen Elders Contribute Knowledge to Salt River O’odham Piipaash Language Gathering

By Michelle Washington
Au-Authm Action News

On February 28, the Piipaash elders held their monthly meeting at the Lehi Community Building to revitalize the Piipaash language with the help of the O’odham Piipaash Language Program (OPLP). Most of the topics the elders discussed were about the “word/phrase of the day,” which the OPLP is utilizing between tribal employees of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

 

New Work Program Provides Work for Community Members

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

In December 2011, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) Human Resources Department was asked by Administration to develop a day-labor program. As a result, this year the Human Resources Department’s Community Jobs Division has started the first-ever Day Work Program. The program is designed to provide short-term, daily work assignments in various government departments throughout the Community and providing payment for the workers after their daily shifts are completed. By maintaining a pool of willing workers, the program is able to provide extra support to departments who are requesting workers for the day.