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Community Observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

On Wednesday, April 18, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community observed National Child Abuse Prevention Month with an afternoon of family fun and educational awareness about child abuse prevention at VAII Park. Not only in April, but throughout the year, individuals and organizations are encouraged to play a role in making the Community a better place for children and families by ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children.

 
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Graffiti Abatement Program Keeps Community Clean

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Tribal Council recently approved the Graffiti Abatement Program. Part of the Public Works Department, the program is focused on graffiti removal from Community-owned assets (structures, etc.) and from the private property of Community members living in Salt River and Lehi. The service is provided free of charge.

 

Ron Carlos Teaches Plain-ware Pottery Classes - Part 1

By Michelle Washington
Au-Authm Action News

For many Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members, it is a blessing to have the knowledge to carry on cultural aspects of our ancestors. One of those cultural traditions is pottery-making, and on April 14, O’odham-Piipaash Education Specialist Ron Carlos taught the first of three classes on making plain-ware pottery. Plain-ware pottery is a simple form of pottery that is not polished.

 

Kids Get Hands-On with Science in After-School Program

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The After-School Program run by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Recreation Department has been experimenting with some new science-based activities to offer the children when they arrive to the program after school. This year, in addition to having the kids play and do their homework, the department has come up with some creative science-based projects, such as making lava lamps and volcanoes using items easily available around the house or at the store.