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SRPMIC Becomes First Tribal Nation to Adopt a ‘No Texting While Driving’ Ordinance

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
TTYL, LOL, CU and AAMOF are “words” in a language most people know in this digital age. It seems innocent enough, but problems occur when people text while driving—it causes accidents.
 
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Emily King Named Administrative Professional of the Year

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
You might say they are the backbone of any organization—they greet the public, answer phones and perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They have a way of knowing things that no one else does, like how to get the photocopier going again or how to make contact with an individual. At the end of April, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community recognized the many administrative professionals who work for the tribal government with two separate events.
 

Addiction Masks: “That was the demon who consumed my addiction”

By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
“The mask represents the darkness of their life and [now] they’ve come into the light and they’ve learned to balance. These are men and women. Their stories are different, but there is that parallel of addiction. They themselves know what they need to do for the greater wellness of their Community,” said SRPMIC Behavioral Health Services Manager Jordanna Saunders.
 

A ‘Cinderella’ Adoption Story: May Is National Foster Care Month

By Sheila Begay

On the morning of Wednesday, April 13, a delegation of four teachers from the Kamehameha Schools school system in Hawaii and two representatives from Arizona State University visited the Salt River Schools. The visitors were here to learn about the O’odham and Piipaash cultural education programs offered to students enrolled in Salt River Schools and to explore common themes, challenges and opportunities in providing students with cultural education.