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US Airways Center Renamed Talking Stick Resort Arena

ByRichie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

On December 2, representatives from the NBA Phoenix Suns, WNBA Phoenix Mercury and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community announced that US Airways Arena in downtown Phoenix will be renamed Talking Stick Resort Arena. The announcement took place at a press conference held outside the Casino Arizona Pavilion, the lobby, box office and pre-event gathering space for the arena.

 
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SRPMIC Commemorates Pearl Harbor Day

By June Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News

On Monday, December 8, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), veterans groups, families and friends assembled at the Community Building to mark Pearl Harbor Day, a day to show reverence and to remember the impact that the attack on Pearl Harbor had on the United States. On December 7, 1941, Japanese pilots conducted a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, at 7:48 a.m. local time, which killed 2,403 Americans and injured thousands of others.



 

SRPMIC Employee of the Year

By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News

On Tuesday, December 2, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community employee Marcus Begay, customer service administrator with the Public Works Department, received the 2014 SRPMIC Employee of the Year Award at Talking Stick Resort. Begay has gone above and beyond what is required of him and is deemed the “nucleus of the Public Works Department” by Kirk Beaty, director of Public Works.



 

O’Odham and Piipaash Language Program Dinner

By June Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News

On the evening of December 4, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) Cultural Resources Department (CRD) celebrated and paid homage to a number of Community members at the O’odham and Piipaash Language Program (OPLP) Recognition Dinner. Participants, family members and friends—young and old alike—filled the room at the Salt River Community Building to honor and show respect for those who completed the O’odham and Piipaash language, basket-weaving and pottery-making classes/workshops during 2014.