Monthly Archives: September, 2021

Interior Department Announces Consultations on Changes to NAGPRA

On July 15, the Department of the Interior announced that it will conduct consultations with tribal and Native Hawaiian community leaders as part of...

I’itoi Sivol Continues to Grow in O’odham Communities

One food plant traditionally grown by the O’odham since the 17th century is most commonly known as the I’itoi sivol, a type of multiplier...

SRPD Receives Donations for Children Through Literacy for All Program

On September 15, Salt River Schools’ Literacy for All Project Manager Trinidad Yazzie and Community Literacy Advocate Wendy Jefferson donated various art supplies and...

Families Clean Up Lower Salt River

Erikka Luitjens, Jennifer Nerat and their kids have been cleaning up trash and other items together along the Lower Salt River, the Phon D...

Native American Recognition Days

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community celebrated Native American Recognition Days (NARD) with a series of virtual and drive-thru events. On Tuesday, September 21,...

Accelerated Learning Academy to Move into Former Salt River High School Campus

The Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA) is preparing to move into the former Salt River High School this winter. ALA staff have been preparing to...

Family Advocacy Center Conducts a Community Needs Assessment

For those who may not know, the Family Advocacy Center in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community helps Community families facing domestic violence, child...

Breast Cancer at 36: My Story

Every October, we cover Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the O’odham Action News. We cite the statistics, noting that more than 250,000 women are...

Anti-Drug Abuse Awareness Continues After 2018 Proclamation

In 2018, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community drafted a proclamation to commit to a campaign that would battle the increasing trend of illegal...

SRFD Receives Two New Fire Trucks During “Wetdown” Ceremony

Two new fire trucks debuted at Salt River Fire Station 294 on September 21 during a “wetdown” ceremony. According to a tradition that goes back...
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