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Opportunities Presented at Education Fair

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Education Department held its seventh annual Education Fair on March 9. A total of 259 people attended. The purpose of the Education Fair is to disseminate information to Community members about the many education programs and opportunities available to them.


Horse Camp, Three Days of Outdoor Learning

By Marla Baptisto
Au-Authm Action News

About 50 youth ages 7 to 17 from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community learned all about riding, roping and roughing it during Horse Camp, held March 5–7. Horse Camp is an educational program offered by the elders of the Community for the youth to help them reconnect with their heritage; it started in 1999 and is in its 11th year now. The camp was started by elder, the late Emmett King and others, and is run by elder Silas “Si” Johnson and his whole family plus volunteers.


Salt River High JROTC Class Sets Sail for San Diego

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

Salt River High School’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) class traveled to San Diego on February 13 and 14 to visit the Maritime Museum and the USS Midway Tour for their annual field trip. The group of 24 students and their chaperones arrived at the school at 5 a.m. to board the Blue Diamond bus to San Diego.


Raising Awareness About Alcohol, Drugs and Gangs

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

To help fight the problems of alcohol and drug abuse, as well as gangs, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Youth Services hosts periodic gatherings for Community members of all ages. The most recent one took place at the Victory Acres II clubhouse on February 26. Community members from Victory Acres (I, II, IV and V), the Canal Side homes and Dobson Heights were invited to the event, which was a family barbecue.