Monthly Archives: February, 2023

Protest Against Chiefs Leads to Mocking of Native Protesters

While Super Bowl LVII was being played on traditional O’odham land in Glendale, Arizona, a planned protest by Arizona to Rally Against Native Mascots...

Tirade Against Native Performers Leads to Charges Against Scottsdale Gallery Owner

Six-time Native American Music Award–winning artist Cody Blackbird (Eastern Band Cherokee/Dakota) and other Indigenous performers were being filmed by ESPN for a Super Bowl...

Rep. Gallego Visits SRPMIC to Discuss Native American Child Protection Act

On February 7, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) held a press conference with Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community leadership and other Arizona Native leaders...

Arizona Statehood Day Proclamation Focuses on Women and Tribes

Arizona celebrated 111 years of statehood on Valentine’s Day, February 14, and a Statehood Day Celebration was held at the Arizona Capitol Museum, on...

Navajo Nation Delegation Visits SRPMIC

On January 20, a delegation led by Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren and First Lady Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren paid a visit to the Salt River...

Community Members Take Part in Art Exhibition and Panel Discussion 

Thomas “Breeze” Marcus and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Council Representative Jacob Butler represented the SRPMIC at the Land Stewardship from Indigenous Perspectives panel...

O’odham Lore Shared at Winter Storytelling Event 

Traditional storytelling took center stage, immersing audience members in the world of O’odham lore, on January 26 when Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members...

O’odham – Piipaash Walk & Run

The Community Relations Office Events Division of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community hosted a walk to honor the O’odham and Piipaash cultures of...

SRPMIC Traditional Dancers Continue On Under Direction of Cultural Resources Department

Established in 1996 by the youth group Teens in Action to represent the Onk Akimel O’odham (“Salt River People” in the O’odham language), the...

Ninth Circuit Court to Hear Arguments Involving Future of Oak Flat

During the week of March 20, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California, will hear oral arguments in the case of Apache...
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Varsity Dons Lose to Varsity Buffaloes in Tempe

On January 26, the Coronado High School Dons varsity boys basketball team traveled to Tempe for a matchup against their local rival, the Tempe...

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