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Community Day Celebration 2015

By Jessica Joaquin
Au-Authm Action News

On June 13, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and its friends celebrated 136 years of the SRPMIC’s existence as a sovereign nation. More than 500 people came out on a warm evening to recognize the historic day. The Community Day event, organized by the SRPMIC Office of Community Relations, took place at the Two Waters buildings at Longmore and Osborn roads.

 
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Sommer Lopez Selected as the 2015 Jr. Miss Salt River

By June Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News

The evening of June 12 was a milestone for 13-year-old Sommer Lopez, daughter of Rito and Christy Lopez, because it marked the night when she was awarded the crown as Junior Miss Salt River 2015. Her exhibit of her O’odham tradition was evident in each of the categories she was judged upon, and she presented herself in the proper manner expected of a young O’odham girl. The new Junior Miss Salt River First Attendant, 13-year-old Sialik King, daughter of Kyland and Cynthia King, was just as poised. Lopez and King now join the 2015-16 royalty court to represent and be ambassadors for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

 

Ki-Ana Reina Crowned New Miss Salt River

By Jessica Joaquin
Au-Authm Action News

Nineteen-year-old Ki-Ana Reina, the daughter of Pacer and Nellie Reina, was crowned Miss Salt River on June 13 at the 27th Annual Miss Salt River Pageant at Talking Stick Resort.

 

You Could Change a Child’s Life – Be a Hero!

By June Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News

The Foster Care Program at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is a service that continually makes the effort to education and recruit families in the Community of the possibilities a foster parent can make in a child’s life. There are many ways to help community children in need, such as becoming a licensed foster parent, or offering short-term support by becoming licensed for emergency placement or as a respite (‘relief”) care family to give a foster family a short time to take care of personal emergencies, or for other situations that may be needed. One thing for sure, foster families are needed.