"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.
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07.29.2014: See statement submitted by candidate Serena Padilla, District I (Salt River); click on name.
07.28.2014: See statements submitted by Presidential candidate Edward Pacer Reina; click on name.
07.28.2014: See statement submitted by candidate Nelroy Lewis, District I (Salt River); click on name.
07.25.2014: See a follow-up statement submitted by candidate A. David Antone, District I (Salt River); click here.
07.24.2014: All candidates are invited to submit AND continue to submit statements; see the candidates who have submitted so far and their statements; click here.
07.21.2014: See statement submitted by Chief Judge candidate Raymond L. Deer; click on name.
07.18.2014: See statement submitted by Presidential candidate Delbert W. Ray, Sr.; click on name.
07.16.2014: See statement submitted by Vice-Presidential candidate Shawn B. Taylor; click on name.
07.15.2014: See statement submitted by Vice-Presidential candidate Leonard Rivers; click on name.
07.15.2015: See statement submitted by candidate Cecelia Nash, District I (Salt River); click on name.
07.15.2015: See statement submitted by candidate Michael Leon Andrews, Jr., District II (Lehi); click on name.
07.09.2014: See the results from the certification meeting for Council seats; these are the official candidates for the 2014 election primary election.
07.02.2014: See the statement submitted by candidate A. David Antone, District I (Salt River); click on name.
07.01.2014: Here are the nominees for Council.
07.01.2014: See the latest article, Dismal Numbers Regarding Children in Care under More SRPMIC Issues above.
06.18.2014: Here is the update for Vice-President primary 2014 election.
06.16.2014: Here are the results to the certification meeting for president and vice-president.
06.10.2014: And the nominees are...(click here on nominees)
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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-