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Self-Governance Annual Conference Held in Salt River

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

One of the first major conferences hosted at Talking Stick Resort turned out to be one of great significance to Indian Country: the 2010 Annual Tribal Self-Governance Conference.
From May 2 to May 6, conference participants discussed a variety of topics affecting Native American tribes all around the United States. On the first day, a preliminary Self-Governance Training Session was open to all conference participants. Representatives from Self-Governance Tribal Leadership, Self-Governance Communication and Education staff, the Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Self-Governance (OSG) provided participants with firsthand experience and knowledge about transitioning into Self-Governance.


Lupe Marscales: Going the Extra Mile for Friendship

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

He sits and waits patiently for the elders of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community as they go about their daily errands and knows which shopping bag belongs to which elder riding in his bus. Guadalupe "Lupe" Marscales is no ordinary bus driver, he is a true friend to the Community's seniors.
Before Marscales worked for the seniors, he drove the Salt River Elementary School bus. Pete Chavez, his supervisor at the time, told Marscales that a job for a driver had opened up at the Senior Center, and knew that Marscales would be perfect for it.


Desert Landscapers in Training Test their Skill in the Community

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

Wouldn't it be great to choose from three different plans offered to you by three landscape-design experts for your real-life landscape-design project? One lucky homeowner in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community had the opportunity to do so.


School Talent Show a Sold-out Event

By Richie Corrales
Cultural Resources Department

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members and students from Salt River Elementary School (SRES) and Salt River High School (SRHS) showed off their individual talents in singing, dancing, playing an instrument and more at the sixth annual SRPMIC Talent Show. The show was held at Salt River High School's auditorium on April 23. The auditorium holds 475 people, but families and friends were sitting in the aisles all the way to the stage. Law enforcement officials and security had to come into the building and send about 50 individuals away because of the fire hazard that was being created with too many people packed into the auditorium.