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Walk for O’odham/Piipaash

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

On Saturday, October 5, members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community gathered at the Lehi Community Building to walk for those who have gone before and to pray for those who are struggling with addiction, sickness and other afflictions.

 
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Salt River Youngsters Learn About Stranger Danger

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

On October 1, officers from the Salt River Police Department came to the Early Enrichment Program to speak to the children, ages 3 to 5, about the concept of “stranger danger.”

 

‘It Was Like Two Trains Colliding’: Talking About Domestic Violences

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Health Education Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative hosted its kickoff event at the Community Building on the evening of October 1.

 

Astronaut John Herrington Addresses Native American Group

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

Former NASA astronaut John B. Herrington (Commander, USN, Ret.) made a special visit to Mesa Community College on Thursday, September 26, to speak to a group of Native American students and invited guests. Commander Herrington, a former U.S. Navy pilot and NASA mission specialist, is an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation. He flew on the STS-113 mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2002, the first enrolled member of an American Indian tribe to have flown into and walked in outer space.