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2nd Annual Native Youth Identity Conference ‘Unifying and Empowering Native Youth’ is a Success

gallery-01On Friday, May 29, the second annual Native Youth Identity Conference was held at Salt River High School. In attendance throughout the day and into the evening were approximately 200 youth representing various tribes and nations, including the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Ak-Chin Indian Community, Colorado River Indian Tribes, Gila River Indian Community, the Hopi Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Nation, Lakota Sioux Tribe, Navajo Nation, San Carlos Apache Nation, White Mountain Apache Tribe and more.

Community Preserves Fallen Officer’s Memory 

gallery-02One year ago, in the early morning of May 24, 2014, Salt River Police Department officer Jair Cabrera, 37, was killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop at the corner of Chaparral and Pima roads near Scottsdale. Cabrera was the first Salt River Police Department (SRPD) officer to be killed in the line of duty. Since the tragedy, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has since honored Cabrera in various ways.

Artist Jacob Butler Teaches Shell Etching With Help From The Artist Leadership Program 

gallery-03Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member Jacob Butler is a local artist, potter and gardener. Butler is Onk Akimel O’odham and works for the SRPMIC Cultural Resources Department as the Community garden coordinator.