Cover Story

Aaron Makil Returns from Triple Crown World Series

By Jennifer Jimenez
Au-Authm Action News

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member Aaron Makil and his baseball team, the Sandlot Bulldogs, competed in the Triple Crown World Series in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 26-August 1. Makil, along with several teammates, traveled to Colorado with his coach in an RV.


Saved by a Knife

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

On reservations across Indian Country, methamphetamine is a problem that is causing crisis in Native American communities. In upcoming issues, Au-Authm Action News will share a few stories of Native Americans and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members who have overcome the difficult obstacle of drugs to share how they got to that point and how they stopped. This article is written to inform Community members that there is help and you are not alone.


Youth of Boys and Girls Club become Meth Smart in “Educate to Elevate”

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Heath and Human Services Department and the Boys & Girls Club Lehi Branch hosted a program called MethSMART, which started in the fall of 2010 and just completed its sixth session. MethSMART is a curriculum comprising a series of interactive learning sessions for youth to help them prevent methamphetamine abuse. It is a Boys & Girls Clubs program available for three age groups: MethSMART Kids, for ages 6-9; MethSMART Youth, for ages 10-13; and MethSMART Teens, for ages 14-18.


Valley TV Legend Visits with Community Seniors

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

When more than 80 Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community seniors gathered for the monthly senior breakfast at the Salt River Community Building, upon their arrival they were greeted by posters of the popular Valley TV program The Wallace and Ladmo Show, which ran from 1954 to 1989.