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U of A Honors Native American Women of Arizona

By Michelle Washington
Au-Authm Action News

During a ceremony on April 13 at the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, the university’s Department of Women’s Studies recognized 28 women from eight of the 22 Arizona Indian tribes to be inducted into the Women’s Plaza of Honor, which honors the lives and accomplishments of inspirational women who have enriched the lives of others in Arizona and throughout the world.

 
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Lehi Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale Enhances Lives of Youth

By Jennifer Jimenez
Au-Authm Action News

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Native American communities working together to serve youth. There are currently more than 200 clubs on Native American lands, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s Lehi Branch, located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

 

Boys & Girls Club Red Mountain Branch Works on Mural

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Red Mountain Branch have been busy giving the outside of their facility a facelift—they are covering the entrance with a mural, from the floor up. The branch has been planning this project for a while and the members have finally started working on it.

 

Artists Contribute to Casa Grande Ruins Visitor Center

By Michelle Washington
Au-Authm Action News

Two Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) artists have contributed mural designs to the visitor center at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. On April 29, Community members Jacob Butler and Ron Carlos finished two five foot by five foot murals that they had hand-drawn for a new room that has been added to the visitor center. “The idea was to create two approximately sixty-inches of clay filled structure embedded onto the modern rammed earth walls to give the artistic form of “windows to the past” which would contrast with the artwork both visually and tactilely,” said Carol West, official chief of interpretation and education at the Casa Grande Ruins National Parks visitor center. “The artist display of artwork is exactly what we hoped they would accomplish.”