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U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA) Visits SRPMIC
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
During a busy Council work session on November 12 at the Two Waters Building, President Delbert Ray, Sr., Vice-President Martin Harvier and Council members welcomed Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA) to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Kilmer serves as the United States Representative of Washington’s sixth Congressional District.
 
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Celebrating Partnerships Through the 12 Percent Grant Program
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
Each year, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community disburses funds to various Arizona governments, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations as its way of giving back to its neighbors. When Proposition 202 was passed in 2002, gaming tribes in Arizona agreed to allocate a portion of their state-shared gaming revenues in the 12 Percent Grant Program. The money, distributed each year through grants, is used to support programs and enhance services benefiting the public, particularly in the areas of education, recreation and public safety.
 
Salt River Students and Staff to be STEAM Ambassadors in Sri Lanka
Submitted by the SRPMIC Department of Education
 
This month, a group of staff, students and parents from Salt River Schools will travel to Sri Lanka and serve as ambassadors for Salt River Schools and the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programming that takes place at the elementary and high school. This opportunity is made possible through a grant partnership with the U.S. State Department and the Embassy to Sri Lanka. This is the first delegation from Salt River Schools to have an official visit to the country of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is located in Southern Asia; it is an island in the Indian Ocean, south of India.
 
Mars Day at Salt River Elementary School
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

On November 10, students at Salt River Elementary School (SRES) participated in Mars Day, with activities held throughout the school.

Mars Day started off with an assembly outside on the basketball courts. The morning’s sessions included hands-on learning sessions in the Music Room for grades 3 to 6, conducted by Arizona State University’s (ASU) Mars Space Flight Facility; a demonstration on a 3-D printer; and the Star Lab experience for students in kindergarten through second grade in the Education Board Room, presented by ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration.