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Photo Gallery 1: Community Day

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members and guests took part in all-day festivities during the Community Day celebration on June 10. To start the day, the Huhugam Ki Museum hosted a mesquite pancake breakfast. Events were also held at Talking Stick Resort and at the Two Waters Complex. During that afternoon, three participants competed for the title of Miss Salt River 2017–18 at Talking Stick. During the main event at Two Waters, SRPMIC President Delbert W. Ray, Sr. welcomed everyone and read the SRPMIC Proclamation. SRPMIC Day, also known as Community Day, recognizes when President Rutherford B. Hayes established the Salt River Indian Community as a tribal government through executive order in 1879.  The Community’s original land base spanned from present-day Phoenix to the White Mountains. The initial executive order was amended six months later due to an uproar by non-Native settlers in the area, stating the land base was too large, so the Community’s land base was reduced to roughly 46,627 acres. Over time, the Community obtained additional lands through negotiations and purchases, and today it covers 52,600 acres.