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SRPMIC Explores Options to Address Future of Healthcare for Its People

gallery-01Editor’s Note: This article is a compilation of information obtained while attending a few of the meetings on healthcare options and opportunities being considered by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community for its members.

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) has been exploring, reviewing and analyzing a wide range of options and opportunities to address the growing healthcare needs of its people and to plan for a sustainable future for the tribal Community. Health and wellness of the Community is extremely important, and some of the points to be considered include impacts associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the governmental budget issues associated with Indian Health Service (IHS) funding, and the health disparities of Native Americans, which are disproportionally higher than other populations, are focal points to be considered in addressing health care for SRPMIC.

Arizona Army National Guard Celebrates 150 Years

gallery-02The Arizona Army National Guard celebrated its sesquicentennial on September 2, marking 150 years of serving Arizona and the country from the Arizona Army National Guard Papago Park base at McDowell and 52nd Street in Phoenix.

SRHS Hosts Tailgate Party to Kick Off Football Season

gallery-03The Salt River High School Eagles football team opened the new football season by hosting a tailgate party on Friday, August 28. Parents, students and guests helped the team by exhibiting their school spirit prior to the teamís first game that evening. The football players were introduced, and they greeted fans and served the barbecue dinner that they helped to cook, along with the Salt River Fire Department and the East Valley Firefighter Charities.

Youth Enjoy Free Soccer Clinic

gallery-03Since August 19, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Recreation Department has hosted a free youth soccer clinic at the Salt River Recreation football field. The clinic has attracted well over 100 youth soccer participants and is due to continue into October. This clinic is open to youth ages 4 to 17, who gather every Wednesday evening at the field to learn the sport of soccer while having fun.