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SRPMIC Explores Options to Address Future of Healthcare for Its People
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News

Editor’s Note: This article is a compilation of information obtained while attending a few of the meetings on healthcare options and opportunities being considered by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community for its members.

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) has been exploring, reviewing and analyzing a wide range of options and opportunities to address the growing healthcare needs of its people and to plan for a sustainable future for the tribal Community. Health and wellness of the Community is extremely important, and some of the points to be considered include impacts associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the governmental budget issues associated with Indian Health Service (IHS) funding, and the health disparities of Native Americans, which are disproportionally higher than other populations, are focal points to be considered in addressing health care for SRPMIC.

 
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Landscape Maintenance Program Emphasizes ‘Natural Look’
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
If you have looked around the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community lately, especially around the Two Waters government complex, you might have noticed a little change going on with the exterior landscaping. Public Works, in cooperation with the Community Development Department (CDD), has adopted new landscape maintenance practices: decrease trimming and pruning and let the trees and shrubs take their natural forms.
 
Arizona Army National Guard Celebrates 150 Years
By June Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News
The Arizona Army National Guard celebrated its sesquicentennial on September 2, marking 150 years of serving Arizona and the country from the Arizona Army National Guard Papago Park base at McDowell and 52nd Street in Phoenix.
 
SRPMIC Community Veterans Events
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
On October 31, the SRPMIC Veterans Affairs Office will be attending the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and the Arizona Military Museum’s fifth annual event honoring Arizona’s Vietnam veterans. We are asking for Vietnam veterans of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to join us as we partake in this event.