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Fourth Annual Salt River Veterans Recognition Pow Wow Honors Community Veterans

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The Red Mountain Riders motorcycle club from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community began the first day of spring escorting several honored Community veterans from the Hoo-hoogam Ki Museum to the grounds of the fourth annual Veterans Recognition Pow Wow on March 20.


Running to Unite the People

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

In the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community at the base of Red Mountain, approximately 100 O’odham runners prepared to endure a trek across four Native communities and two countries, the United States and Mexico.
The night before the 15th Annual Unity Run, campers set up for the night at Red Mountain and enjoyed music from traditional O’odham singers the whole night, all the way to sunrise.


Students Transfer the Sun’s Energy into Speed

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

Salt River High School science students got an unexpected surprise as retired engineers came to the school teach a four-day course on how to build solar cars. The group of volunteer engineers came from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).


Conference Heartens People with Disabilities

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

Kevin Butler, a member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, was not always in a wheelchair. Ten years ago, he was injured when he fell off a building. It changed the rest of his life.
Butler and several other Community members were among the attendees at the sixth annual American Indian Disability Summit, hosted at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel in Tempe on March 17.