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First Annual SRFD Stair-Climb 9/11 Remembrance
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
The morning of September 11, 2001, will forever be etched in our minds as many of us watched in horror the events of the 9/11 terrorist attack on American soil. In Washington, D.C., and New York City, nearly 3,000 individuals were killed as a result of terrorists who hijacked four commercial airplanes. Victims of the 9/11 attacks included 246 on the four planes, 2,606 in the World Trade Center and surrounding area, and 125 at the Pentagon.
 
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Show Your Community Support at Miss Indian Arizona Pageant
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
Since 1961, the Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Miss Indian Arizona Program) has been held annually, first at the Arizona State Fair and then in various tribal communities throughout the state, to honor young Native women who wish to further their education and serve as ambassadors in their communities. This year, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member Skehg’ Hiosik (Pretty Flower) Galindo, 18, will be representing the SRPMIC with hopes of becoming the 2015-16 Miss Indian Arizona. The program will take place October 10 at Chandler Center for the Arts. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Traditional Values Through Song and Dance.”
 
Community Members Become ASIST Caregivers for Suicide Prevention
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
On September 14 and 15, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Prevention/Intervention Program sponsored an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop at the Two Waters complex. ASIST aims to provide people with the knowledge and skills to recognize and provide appropriate action for individuals who might be at risk of suicide.
 
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
“Change Our Future and Stop the Violence” is the theme for this year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month events on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. During October, the SRPMIC Department of Health and Human Services Prevention Intervention Program plans to renew the fight against domestic violence and abuse in the Community.