Sports & Recreation
 

Russell Nakishi Receives Bachelorís Degree From Missouri State University

  By Sheila Begay
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Warrior, noun. A brave or experienced soldier or fighter (especially in former times).

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member Russell Nakishi (Onk Akimel O’odham/Tohono O’odham/Choctaw), 31, grew up in Springfield, Missouri, nearly 1,200 miles from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. His last name was previously Davis, but in 2013 he desired to take on his great-grandfather’s traditional Choctaw name, Nakishi, which means “the one who carries weapons.”

 

Community Member Takes On Three Styles Of Dance

  Submitted by Angela Schurz
Contribution by Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member Jaden Cruz, 7, has enjoyed dancing since she was very young. In fact, when she was 3 years old, she would watch America’s Next Top Model and pretend to walk down the runway like the models do.

 

Fit Rez Kids Summer Program

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

The Salt River Diabetes Program is hosting its annual Fit Rez Kids summer fitness program for youth ages 7 to 13. The program started on June 16 and runs through the month of July at the Salt River Fitness Center.

 

Why We Should Drink More Water

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Living in the Southwest, many of us don’t drink enough water, instead opting for soda or other sugary drinks. But all things need water to survive, and without it your body does not function correctly and starts to break down.