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SRPMIC Honored in Official Unveiling of New Talking Stick Resort Arena
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
On the evening of October 7, outside the Casino Arizona Pavilion, hundreds of Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members and employees gathered to watch the doors open to the newly renamed Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix. They were wearing purple Talking Stick Resort Arena T-shirts with the SRPMIC tribal seal printed on the back. During the ceremony, Phoenix Suns President Jason Rowley, SRPMIC President Delbert Ray, Sr. and Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher all gave speeches.
 
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SRPMIC Hosts U.S. Congresswoman Norma J. Torres
By June M. Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News
On Monday, September 21, Norma J. Torres, a member of the United States House of Representatives for California’s 35th congressional district, made a visit to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. This visit, which included a tour of various facilities in the Community, was very important to the SRPMIC because it provided time for the tribal leaders and executives to meet one-on-one with Congresswoman Torres, who is a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources and its Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
 
Recognition of Community Elders Age 70 and Over
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Senior Services Department held a celebration at the Community Building on September 18 to recognize Community members ages 70 and older. Seniors and their guests attended the recognition event, where they noticed that the Community Building’s main meeting room had been transformed into an elegant space with white drape hanging from the ceiling and fancy dinnerware set on the tables.
 
Sixth Annual Red/Green Chili Contest
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
On Thursday, September 24, the Round House Café Focus Group, an organization within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), hosted the sixth annual Red/Green Chili Contest at the Round House Café. This year, 17 contestants battled it out in a cook-off for this year’s best red/green chili.