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“Telling the Stories of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community”

Sixteen Students Graduate From Accelerated Learning Academy

There was not a dry eye inside the Talking Stick Resort Ballroom on June 25 as 16 students graduated from the Accelerated Learning Academy in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Members of the 2024 ALA graduation class are Isabelle Adams, Diante Lee Anderson, Charlotte Carlisle, Larissa Chavez, Larrissa Ciarra,…
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SRPMIC Hits a Home Run with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Native American Recognition Day

There were baseball fanatics aplenty in downtown Phoenix as tribes from across Indian Country traveled to Chase Field for the annual Native American Recognition Day (NARD) on June 15, hosted by the Arizona Diamondbacks and sponsored by Talking Stick Resort. Though the game between the Diamondbacks and the Chicago White…
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SRPMIC Well Represented in 2024 Arizona D-Backs Inter-Tribal Youth Baseball Tournament

Every summer, youth all across the country leave the classroom behind for the baseball diamond. This includes the youth of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community who participated in the 24th annual D-Backs Inter-Tribal Youth Baseball Tournament, held June 11-14. Games took place at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, Salt…
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Sialik King Crowned Miss Salt River 2024-2025

This year’s Miss Salt River 2024-2025 pageant featured three Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members vying for the crown: Sialik King, Zoe Hernandez and Evevannah Garza. Held inside the Talking Stick Resort Ballroom on June 22, the glamorous event featured a who’s who of Indigenous royalty from across Indian Country,…
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SRPMIC Hosts Webinar on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Unfortunately, the “summertime blues” is more than the title of a Ritchie Valens song—it’s a form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which affects many people every year. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health most of the time regularly experience…
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Sialik King Crowned Miss Salt River 2024-2025

This year’s Miss Salt River 2024-2025 pageant featured three Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members vying for the crown: Sialik King, Zoe Hernandez and Evevannah Garza. Held inside the Talking Stick Resort Ballroom on June 22, the glamorous event featured a who’s who of Indigenous royalty from across Indian Country,…
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A Legacy Fulfilled: Presiding Judge Darayne Achin Retires

On June 17, after 32 years of working for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Presiding Judge Darayne Achin has officially retired, capping off a highly decorated career. “I didn’t work until I got married; I was a teacher’s aide at the Mesa Public Schools for a couple of years….
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Dodie Manuel | 480-362-7731
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Chris Picciuolo | 480-362-6626
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Juan Ysaguirre | 480-362-7323
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Kari Haahr | 480-362-2698
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