"STRAIGHT TALK FOR REAL PEOPLE"
Welcome to Salt River News (SRN). This independently owned site is dedicated to bring you the latest news with regards to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC). We are approximately 10,000 strong members. We have a unique location. SRPMIC is located in the Phoenix metro area.
SRN will help to promote transparency when necessary. SRN is in harmony with SRPMIC's Constitution, which states that its members are afforded the right to free speech.
SRN will update you as much as possible with the news that happens on Salt River and issues that affect the Community.
The above phrase, "STRAIGHT TALK FOR REAL PEOPLE" is intended to capture the idea of SRN, which is to bring the reader the issues that face SRPMIC and provide possible solutions for these very important topics. As to "REAL PEOPLE", almost every tribe in America refers to itself as the THE PEOPLE or THE REAL PEOPLE. In fact we all belong to the human race; in essence, we are all REAL PEOPLE.
Please check in often. There are a lot of major issues facing SRPMIC.
Please send SRN your suggestions, highlights, concerns, and events regarding SRPMIC. SRN welcomes all points-of-view. SRN is independently owned by the Editor-in-Chief Ray Deer; SRN is not affiliated with the SRPMIC government or with any coalition, political group, government officials, or government entity. Again, SRN welcomes all opinions.
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09.29.2013: SRPMIC Members are encouraged to fill out the Peoples Opinion Survey #2; it is found above by clicking Articles of Interest above.
12.09.2013: Check out the latest article regarding our Due Process Rights above under SRPMIC Issues.
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"At its core 'tribal sovereignty' incorporates the concept of freedom - it's about American Indians' ability and consciously participation in the creation of their own future.”
-E. Brown and G. Limb, "Understanding the Cultural Continuum" 2003-