Photo Gallery
2016 Earth Day Clean-Up

gallery-01This year’s Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Earth Day Celebration theme was “Let’s Go Green.” The 12th annual event was held on Saturday, April 9, at the Two Waters Complex. Community member Amy Miguel, senior environmental specialist–environmental compliance, gave the opening statement, followed by a prayer from SRPMIC Council Member Tom Largo. Safety tips were provided to the participants before they went out to their assigned cleanup projects. Salt River Fitness Center staff member Nevelle Howard provided a quick warm-up stretch to begin the day.

WellPath Employee Basketball Tournament

gallery-02 The Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community held the annual WellPath Employee Basketball trournament sponsored by Human Resources, from the first week of March through April 1. Eleven teams from the tribal government entered the tournament and played hard ball throughout the games, which took place at Friendship Park.

Piipaash Language Learners Travel to Vii Kwxmii

gallery-03On March 25, students in both the Piipaash Immersion Class and the Beginning Piipaash Class traveled to Vii Kwxmii (Tall Mountain), which is geographically known as the highest peak in the Newberry Mountains. Vii Kwxmii, which is also known to the Yuman tribes as Spirit Mountain, stands tall north of Grapevine Canyon. This canyon encompasses many petroglyphs and etchings that are linked to the Yuman tribes’ creation stories, which refer to the beginning of all life; the Yuman tribes include the Mohave, Hualapai, Havasupai, Yavapai, Pai Pai, Quechan and Maricopa.

March Madness Run

gallery-04March Madness, a fun run event held by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Diabetes Program, welcomed many early birds on March 26 who turned out for a 4-mile run and 1-mile walk at Salt River High School. The terrain of the 4-mile course included pavement and dirt as runners began at the football field, taking streets to the canal banks and alongside fields near Camelback and Horne roads. Runners had an exceptional view, with various mountain ranges within eyesight on the clear, cool morning.