Sports & Health
WellPath Employee Basketball Tournament
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community held the annual WellPath Employee Basketball trournament sponsored by Human Resources, from the first week of March through April 1. Eleven teams from the tribal government entered the tournament and played hard ball throughout the games, which took place at Friendship Park.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
Sexual assault is a heinous crime. It should not happen to anyone. But consider this: Compared with women of other races, Native American and Alaska Native women are 2.5 times more likely to experience domestic violence. In addition, according to the National Congress of American Indians Research Center, they are two times more likely to experience rape or sexual assault. Men too, can be victims of sexual assault. It effects not only the victim, but the spouses and families as well.
Salt River High School Victory Parade Marches to Tribal Chambers for Student Recognition
Submitted by the SRPMIC Education Department

On March 31, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community celebrated its many student victories at Salt River High School by hosting a Community parade that marched to the Two Waters complex, ending at the Tribal Council chambers.

What Is Going On With the New Pain Medicine Rules?
By Dr. Sue Ellen McGee
SRPMIC Department of Health and Human Services

Over the past 10 years, there have been some major changes in the rules for prescribing narcotic pain medications.

In the early 1980s, when I was in medical school, very few narcotics were prescribed except for cases of acute pain (surgery, broken bones), cancer pain and people on hospice care.