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Talking Stick Festival Marks Another First for the Destination Area

By Candace Romero
Au-Authm Action News

Recently named 2014 Tribal Enterprise of the Year by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona, the Talking Stick Cultural & Entertainment Destination (TSCED), along with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) proudly announce the Talking Stick Festival: A Destination Celebration. This three-day festival will take place Jan. 22-24 and will feature the best of Native American art, music, film and dance at various venues located in the destination and entertainment corridor off Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road.

 
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Officers Represent SRPD and Community at Funeral of Fallen NYPD Detective

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

Sgt. Louis Lombari and Off. Travis Mathews of the Salt River Police Department attended the funeral of New York Police Department Det. Wenjian Liu, held in New York on January 4. Liu and NYPD Off. Rafael Ramos were slain by a gunman last month.




 

Red Mountain Culture Camp – the “Embracing Our Culture” Experience

By June M. Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News

On November 21 and 22, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community–based group Embracing Our Culture (EOC) held its first Culture Camp at Red Mountain. The camp was a collaboration between EOC and the SRPMIC Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Division (HHS/BHS) to provide a camp for approximately 45 people.


 

Red Mountain Boys & Girls Club Branch Youth Soar to become Youth of the Year!

By June M. Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News

The selection of the Red Mountain Branch Boys and Girls Club youth representative for the annual Youth of the Year competition was a difficult choice, as the candidates had presented varied and different types of qualities. Both candidates, Lane Yazzie and Rosemary Acosta, have been long time members and continued to be involved in the Boys and Girls Club over their school years. Along with numerous candidates from other clubs, Yazzie and Acosta submitted essays and were interviewed by Boys and Girls Clubs staff. The choice for this year’s Red Mountain Branch Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year representative was Lane Yazzie.