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Community Elects New President, Council Representatives

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

On September 2, the largest-ever number of enrolled Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members exercised their right to cast votes in the Community’s 2014 general election. The newly elected president is Delbert Ray, Sr., with 1,069 votes. With 1,131 votes, incumbent Martin Harvier holds onto the office of vice-president.


 
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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Comes to the Community

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

With people around the world taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, one member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community called out SRPMIC Chief of Police Patrick Melvin to take the challenge a few weeks ago.
In the spirit of charity and fun, Melvin accepted the challenge from Community member Teresa Hill by plunging into an ice-filled swimming pool for the 100 Club of Arizona.



 

SRHS Composers Showcase Their Talents in Concert

By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News

On Monday, August 25, five Salt River High School students participated in a world premiere concert at the Scottsdale Community College Performing Arts Center. This concert gathered family, friends, faculty and the Community for a night of music and new sound provided by the young, talented Native American composers and ETHEL, a New York–based string quartet.


 

YRPC Hosts Dinner for Youth Peace Ambassadors Conference

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Young River People’s Council and the Youth Services Department hosted the Youth Peace Ambassadors Conference Dinner at the Salt River Community Building on the evening of August 22. The conference was held August 21-28 at the Holiday Inn Express of North Scottsdale and SRPMIC, presented by the American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN), which is located on the Community.