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October is DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month across the country, and everyone is finding ways to bring awareness to families and individuals, including here on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Domestic violence is a big issue for Native American women, both on and off the reservation. They have the highest rate of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.


 
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SRPMIC Elder Wins 2014 NICOA Honoring Our Elders Caregiver Award

ByRichie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Senior Services Department recently nominated Community elder Barbara C. Johnson for the 2014 National Indian Council on Aging Caregiver Award. The 2014 NICOA Conference took place September 3-6 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.




 

Glow Walk Brings Suicide Awareness to Community

By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News

On the evening of Tuesday, September 16, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Department of Health and Human Services’ Prevention and Intervention Program held the second annual Suicide Awareness Glow Walk. This walk brought together approximately 180 people who came out to honor those who have passed, help those who are affected to heal, than two weeks, they should go and see a health professional. They are never alone, and there’s always hope and help.



 

First Things First Sponsors Parents Education Program

By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News

On Wednesday evening, September 10, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Family Advocacy Department kicked off the W.I.S.H. Parent Education Program at the Salt River Education Board Room. The program, sponsored by First Things First, is a 10-week series of classes for Community members who wish to learn more about raising children.