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Xalychidom Piipaash Nyvaash Officially Opens in Lehi

By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News

On Saturday, May 16, an opening was held for the Xalychidom Piipaash Nyvaash, previously known as the Lehi Cry House Project. Xalychidom Piipaash Nyvaash means “Towards the Water People’s House.” This facility, located northwest of the Lehi Cemetery, is a place where Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members can host wakes, memorials and funerals in Lehi.


Community Members Residing in California Meet With SRPMIC Council and Staff

By Janet Johnson
Au-Authm Action News

On a crisp day in Anaheim, California, more than 70 Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members and their family members residing in California came out to meet with the Salt River Tribal Council and staff members. The one-day SRPMIC Member-California Residents Meeting was held on Saturday, May 9, at the Anaheim Marriott Suites from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


SRPMIC Dialysis Support Group Presents Dialysis 101: Back to Basics

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Dialysis Support Group presented a Dialysis 101 two-day seminar on May 12 and 13 at the Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale Salt River for patients who suffer from chronic kidney disease. Members from the Community, Gila River and Tohono O’odham Nation were in the audience to learn about the basics of dialysis.


Two SRPMIC High School Tribal Members Accepted Into ASU Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program

By June Shorthair
Au-Authm Action News

Salt River High School students and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members Nicole Melendez (sophomore) and Brandon Satchell (senior) applied for and were accepted into the 2015 summer session of the prestigious Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe. The program is a very intense and accelerated academic program that gives students from Arizona the opportunity to begin university-level mathematics and science courses before they graduate from high school.