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Dialysis Christmas Party Entertains and Inspires
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
Christmas celebrations came early for Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community dialysis patients, who, with their loved ones, gathered together on December 11 for a night of food, fun, games and inspiration at the Round House Café.
Six Award Recipients Build Positive Image and Positive Impact in Indian Country
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
On Friday, December 11, six recipients of the 2015 American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (AICCAz) Business Awards were honored at the Hilton East Mesa. Among the recipients were Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s tribal enterprise Salt River Materials Group (SRMG) and a small business, Pima Awards and Promotional Products Inc., owned by Community member Anna Lee.
Salt River Vocational Rehabilitation Program Strives for the Success of Its Clients
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
Nearly four years ago, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community applied for a grant under the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program (RSA), a program of the U.S. Department of Education, and was granted $1.8 million ($365,000 a year for five years) to start a vocational rehabilitation program for the Community. Since then, the Salt River Vocational Rehabilitation (SRVR) program, with a staff of four, has assisted a total of 241 Community members and 18 American Indians who reside within the Community to find employment
Leslie Vest Selected for Heard Museum Exhibit - Confluence: Inter-Generational Collaborations
Submitted by the Salt River Education Department

The Accelerated Learning Academy is pleased to recognize one of its students, Leslie Vest as she was selected for the Heard Museum’s exhibit, Confluence: Inter-Generational Collaborations. The Heard Museum made an announcement in late September asking for emerging American Indian artists (16-20 years old) living in Maricopa county and interested in the arts to apply to be one of eight “mentee artists” featured in the exhibition opening in February 2016 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.