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Annual Apprenticeship Luncheon Recognizes Journeyman Recipients
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
On Friday, August 21, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Employment Department hosted the annual Apprenticeship Appreciation Luncheon at Talking Stick Resort. Twenty-two Community members who participated in the Apprenticeship Training Program received their journeyman certificates in front of family, friends and colleagues.
 
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Goals for School Year Announced at Annual Education Breakfast
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
On August 3, instructors and staff of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Education Department sat down for their annual Education Breakfast with staff from the Early Childhood Education Center, Salt River Elementary School, Salt River High School and other Education departments. The reason for the breakfast was to welcome back the staff and to go over goals for the 2015-16 school year.
 
Phoenix Indian School Legacy Project Continues to Progress Forward
By June Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News
One meaning of “legacy” includes a description of birthright, tradition and the action of handing something down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. For many Native Americans from Arizona and the Southwest, including tribal members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Phoenix Indian School is a part of their personal legacy. The people who attended the Indian boarding school, the people who worked at the school as staff members, and those who learned that their relatives had attended Phoenix Indian School have been profoundly affected by the experience.
 
Truancy Keeps Students From Being Successful
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
Truancy is a major factor in academic success. Truancy means school-age students are missing out on their education and allowing themselves to fall behind. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Education Divisionís School and Community Relations Department (SCRD) has been working hard to help Community parents and guardians monitor their childrenís daily school attendance and provide assistance to help students succeed.