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2012 UNITY Conference Inspires Youth

By Kaily Toney
Au-Authm Action News

This year the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Conference was held July 6-10 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown hotel. The UNITY Conference is a conference where Native American youth from across the United States come to discuss issues affecting their communities and share their needs and concerns.
The first UNITY Conference was held in 1995 in San Diego, California, with 75 attendees. The conference has grown significantly and made a much greater impact since then. This year’s conference had approximately 1,200 Native American youth participating.


Boys & Girls Club Recognized Nationally

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s Red Mountain Branch recently received the prestigious Merit Award for Program Excellence in Health & Life Skills from Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The award was presented during Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 106th National Conference in San Diego, California in early May.


Housing Residents Participate in Block Watch

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Housing Division and the Salt River Police Department (SRPD) are teaming up to revive the Community Block Watch program in the Salt River Housing Division neighborhoods. The two departments started by holding Block Watch meetings, during which SRPD personnel educated Community members about how to handle situations that require police assistance.


Summer Program Provided by Scottsdale Community College American Indian Program

By Chris McIntier
Education Department

Scottsdale Community College American Indian Program provided an afternoon program for high school students to learn about a variety of programs offered at SCC.