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Senior Steppers Show Off Moves at Arizona Rattlers Football Game
By Dalton Walker
Au-Authm Action News

For four minutes on a recent Friday night, a group of Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community women were center stage in front of thousands of football fans.

And the dancing ladies didn’t disappoint.

On June 17, the Salt River Senior Steppers, a dance group made up of Community seniors ages 55 and older, performed for the second straight year at an Arizona Rattlers halftime show. A little more than 11,000 people watched the Rattlers beat Philadelphia Soul 80-63, but it was the halftime show that SRPMIC members came to see.

 
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Graduation Recognition Banquet Honors 51 for Academic Achievement
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
On Thursday, June 16, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Education, School and Community Relations Division hosted the 10th Annual Graduation Recognition Banquet at the Talking Stick Resort Ballroom. Fifty-one graduates and their families were invited to a celebratory dinner, where they were recognized for their academic accomplishments and hard work in pursuing their education.
 
The Awesome Power of the Engaged Caregiver
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
Seniors and caregivers in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and surrounding areas participated in a morning caregiver conference held at the Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale-Salt River on Friday, June 10. SRPMIC Council Member Michael Dallas, Sr. opened the workshop with a prayer as participants walked in after enjoying a continental breakfast.
 
Professor Lynn Gordon Visits SRPMIC’s O’odham Piipaash Language Program
Submitted by the O’odham Piipaash Language Program

During the week of May 23-31, the O’odham Piipaash Language Program, in collaboration with Gila River’s Huhugam Heritage Center and the American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI), hosted a six-day language work shop that encompassed the Piipaash (Maricopa) language.