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SRPMIC Commemorates 70th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

In 2007, members of the American Legion Post 114 Bushmasters traveled to Hawaii to receive the U.S. flag that flew over the USS Arizona Memorial from June 4 to July 4, 2007. The flag was folded by sailors from the U.S. Navy on July 4 and presented to the post by survivors of the USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor in October 2007. There was a request by the servitors to open the flag in December 2007 and remember all who have given their lives in service to our country. In honor of that request, the Bushmasters Post 114 has developed a “breathing” of the flag that in our culture pays respect to the four directions.


First Things First Presents SRPMIC with Check

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

“To increase the quality of, and access to, the early childhood development and health system that ensures a child entering school comes healthy and ready to succeed.”
First Things First, Mission statement

At a Council meeting on November 16, First Things First (FTF) presented the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community with one of the largest funding amounts awarded by the organization this year of, $319,266 to be allocated to the education of Community children from birth through age 5.


Salt River Elementary Robotics Club on their way to Regional’s

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

Team Titans is the name of the Robotics Club at Salt River Elementary School. Over the past few weeks, the team has been taking field trips to learn about math and science and competing in robotics tournaments locally and nationally, including at the FIRST Lego League (FLL) World Festival, held back in April in St. Louis, Missouri.


Celebrating 30 Years of the Dam Which Never Was

By Michelle Washington
Au-Authm Action News

In the late 1960’s as the Phoenix metropolitan area grew, the U.S. government proposed to build a dam that would give Phoenix more water—but it would also flood 17,000 acres of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Indian Reservation. According to the Yavapai Nation, when Congress approved the Central Arizona Project, the plan called for the construction of Orme Dam at the juncture of the Verde and Salt rivers. Through the help of nearby communities, activists and supporters, the Yavapai Nation eventually stopped the dam from being built.