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Interior Secretary Kicks-off Native Youth Listening Tour at Salt River Elementary School

By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News

On Tuesday, February 10, Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell kicked off the Native Youth Listening Tour at Salt River Elementary School. This tour is an initiative by the Obama Administration to meet with Native youth across Indian Country in hopes of better understanding the barriers and challenges keeping Native youth from succeeding.


 
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Taking a VisionQuest 20/20 Journey With Interactive Video Games

By June M. Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News

On Saturday, February 21, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Education Division in partnership with the Arizona-based nonprofit VisionQuest 20/20 provided an opportunity to demonstrate an innovative vision-screening program to interested tribal and state leaders, and just as important provided Community members free eye exams using this new technology.



 

SRPMIC to Begin Construction on New Judicial Court Center

By June M. Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community conducted a much-anticipated ground-breaking ceremony on February 20 to formally mark the start of construction for the new Judicial Court Center at 10040 E. Osborn Road. The new center, at the corner of Longmore and Osborn roads across from the Two Waters governmental complex, will consist of a two-story building and an adjacent single-story building together encompassing more than 90,000 square feet. Construction is expected to be complete within 18 months, and ongoing progress updates will be provided.

 

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

On February 18, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Health and Human Services’ Domestic Violence Program held a Teen Dating Violence Awareness assembly, led by Vurlene Notsinneh-Bowekaty, Community health educator in domestic violence. The assembly was held in the lecture hall at Salt River High School.