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Ak-Chin O`odham Runner - Ak
Volume XXVIII, Issue 3
Maricopa, Arizona
February 7 - 20, 2014
Ak-Chin represents at O’odham Wapkial Ha:Tas
It was a good day to be outdoors and for those
who made it down south this past weekend for
Tohono O’odham Nation’s 76th Annual All-Indian
Fair & Rodeo it was definitely worth the trip.
Many Ak-Chin members were on hand to take in
the scenic sights and sounds; and just as many if
not more were active participants in the numerous
events.
Ak-Chin was well represented during the
parade that kicked off Saturday’s events with a
prompt 9:00 am start. Miss Indian Arizona and AkChin member Alyssa Garcia could be found waving
to the crowd along with Ak-Chin Youth Council.
Miss Ak-Chin Lisa Chavez and her first attendant
Dannon Peters were also on the route along with
chaperones Dorissa Garcia and Dorothy Vasquez.
At high noon spectators headed to the rodeo
arena for the famous Wild Horse Race, where
Team Ak-Chin entered as Fred Salas, Danny Soliz
and Nikolai White. Although the trio was unable to
pony-up for a time, they wrangled their horse best
they could, before their rope broke. The three day
weekend had Ak-Chin member Ryan Justin and his
wife Tami participating in the roping events. Both
nabbed buckles for their wins on Friday night,
as Ryan and Kyon Hendricks won the 4-Tribes
roping, while Tami and Tammie Pete won the allgirl roping.
Ak-Chin Ba’ban Ci Cividam toka team took to
the field in an effort to place in the 10 team bracket.
The team lost out in the first two rounds, but was
Photo and story by R. Peters
Danny Soliz, Jr., Fred Salas and Nikolai White participate in the Tohono O’odham Rodeo Wild Horse race.
still upbeat about their overall participation.
Ak-Chin entered in the Waila competition and
came home winners, as members Holly Antone
and Jonas Miguel placed first, while Brenna
Antone and Sabrina Peters brought home second
in the youth category. Ak-Chin Youth Council
Coodinator Antonio “Gohk” Davis and partner
Jalyne Wood placed second in the Adult category.
The Antone Family also set up a food stand
during the event that had a variety of options,
including fried shrimp and fries.
Ak-Chin and UltraStar host
Super Tailgate Party
Story by R. Miguel
A Super Bowl party hosted by the Ak-Chin Community and UltraStar
kicked off at 2:00 pm at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at AkChin Circle with food and beer specials, bowling fun and plenty
of other activities prior to the start of the “big game” between the
Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, which was seen on the
outside jumbo tron and inside one of the movie theaters.
Former Cardinal players; LJ Shelton, Kwamie Lassiter and Frank
Sanders were present for a meet and greet, also present were; the
Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders, Big Red the Arizona Cardinals
mascot, Howler for the Arizona Coyotes professional hockey team,
University of Arizona mascot Wilbur the Wildcat and Arizona State
University mascot Sparky.
Photo by Justine Peters
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Page 2 Wishes
Page 3 Elder News
Page 4 Community News
Back row from left: Kwamie Lassiter - Former Cardinal, Howler
the Coyote, LJ Shelton - Former Cardinal and Big Red of the Arizona
Cardinals. Front from left: Ak-Chin Councilwoman Delia Carlyle and
Frank Sanders - Former Arizona Cardinal.
Page 6 UNITY Golf Classic
Page 8 Super Tailgate Party
Page 9 T.O. Fair and Rodeo
Pages 10&11 MHS Team Photos
Page 12 Preschool Activities
Page 14 Department Updates
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February 7 - 20, 2014
To Our Mom, April Smith
Parents may not be perfect, but they are the
most precious gift God has ever given us.
Happy Birthday Mom!
We love you with all our heart, Ethan, Derek
& Matthew Manuel (We’ll take it easy on you
cause you’re a year older)
April,
You are a very special person in my life;
don’t forget that no matter what day of the
year it is, thinking what my life would be like if
you had not been born (Jan. 29th). I realize the
situation would not be pretty without you in
it. Happy Birthday April, Miss & Love You.
Always, Dena
Happy Birthday April
Fr. Helen, Smokey, Holly, Ms. Shweenie,
Blacky & Graham Cracker
Happy Birthday April
On your special day I just want you to know
that you are always remembered by me in a
special way; in my prayers. You are older, now I
find that the decisions you will make are your
own, but you must understand that to me, you
will always be my little girl. I may not be able to
carry you in my arms anymore, but I will always
carry you in my heart.
Love & Miss You, Mom
Happy Birthday Doodles!
Wish you the best birthday ever. You know
when you are getting older, is when your
candles cost more than your cake.
Love, Ruby
Happy Birthday to the sweetest little
girl we know, Michaela!!! We hope you get
everything you wish for & more & we can’t
wait to celebrate with you!!!
Love, Grandpa, Amanda & Lainey
Happy Birthday to Juni & Connie
May the Lord bless you both always!!!
Love, Norb, Amanda & Lainey
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO THE
SWEETEST KIDS I KNOW!
Randy, Shaina, Andrea & Jason
Love you! Mom
Happy Birthday to my
Lizzie Baptisto (Elizabeth)
You are a blessing and I love you.
Your Lu’lu, Debbie Baptisto
HAPPY, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY
MRS. JENNY HOLSEN!
WE LOVE YOU WITH
MANY HEARTS!
Julene, Joey, Randy,
Shaina, Andrea, & Jason
Happy Birthday Sonny (Bunny)
All the way over there, from me all the way
over here. I hope you get something great in
the mail, enjoy your day best you can.
Your Cousin Leeanne
Happy Birthday Karin
From your Uncle Joe
To R Awesome Sister DeAna,
Happy Birthday!!
Just know that we love you, especially on
days that we give you a hard time!!
Thank you for all you do and are!!
Love Josh, Dahlia, Stevie, Ava & Kylie
Happy Birthday Christopher – Big C
I hope we have fun together forever.
Happy Birthday Connie Miguel
Thank for the love and support you give to us
all!! Have a wonderful day. Wishing you many
more wonderful years to come.
Love Jen and kids
Happy Valentine’s Day to
Joe Thomas
Shyla, Cayla & Handsome
Little Josiah
Happy Valentine’s Day to my children; Amy,
Raymond, Emma, Mary,
Ramona & Michelle
Love your Mom
Happy Valentine’s Day to
my whole Family (Peters)
From Carmen
Happy Birthday to my first Grandchild
Enjoy your great day. I can’t believe this
year came so quick. I am very happy & proud
that you are a happy young lady. Remember
all I’ve told, and never forget Jesus. He’s
your everything. Wish Grandpa & I would do
more for you but you understand. Wishing
many, many more and God Bless you always.
Grandpa & I, we love you very much &
take care of yourself
Grandpa & Grandma Mattia
Happy Birthday to grandson Ian Narcia
From Grandma
Happy 6th Birthday to
Draven Soliz (Dre Dre)!
Hope you enjoy your birthday party. Sorry it’s
still cold in February so you can’t have a water
slide at your party but I will make it extra
special by giving you all the chocolate cake you
can eat on your birthday and let you play with
Penny and Prudence.
Love, Auntie Mary Anna (Chuchu)
Happy Birthday “Auntie Lucy”!
Hope you enjoy your party. We will be sure to
play some dancing music for you.
Love, Mary Anna (Chuchu)
Happy Valentine’s Day to
all my children and
grandchildren in Ak-Chin
Loads of Love,
Grandma Mildred N.
Happy Valentine’s Day and
Happy Anniversary to
my lovely wife Celina
Just want to take the time to
tell you I still love and appreciate
you and everything you do for me and
our beautiful family and hope you
enjoy our special day. Here’s to
us and 13 joyful yrs.
Love your hubby, “O”
Happy Birthday to my daughter Juni
Love, Mom
Happy Birthday to my sister
Jeannette Peters
From Carmen
Happy Birthday to my grandsons Eugene Jr.,
and Marlon, and my granddaughters
Michaela, Aleena, Jane and Maria
Love, Grandma
Happy Birthday to my nephew Sonny
From Auntie Carmen
Happy Valentine’s Day to
ALL my Grandchildren
Love Grandma Debbie
Happy 1st valentine’s Day to our lovebuggs,
Angelica Analee
Happy Valentine’s Day
My Handsome Bo Brown
Love Grandma
Happy Valentine’s Day to
the loves of our lives;
Darren, Rachel, Cecily, Dannon,
Morgan, Percy & Biebers
Love, Ba’pa and Grandma
Happy Anniversary and
Valentine’s Day Mag
20 years; still in love and “Kissing You”!
Happy Valentine’s Day
to the gang Connie, Bobby,
Jasmine, Yasmin, Jordyn, Joe,
Vonnie, and Stella, Love you guys!
Love,Robert-Pops-Bobby-Daddy
Happy Valentine’s Day
Cubby, Kay Kay, Isaiah, Kye Bear,
Sharon, Junior and Alex
Love, Mommy/Diana
Happy Valentine’s Day Diana,
To the most Beautiful, Adorable, Precious,
Lovable, Caring Wife of Mine. Every time I see
you I fall in love all over again. Like sunshine
and flowers you brighten my heart. This very
special Valentine’s is being sent your way
to wish you all the happiness , LOVE, caring,
and companionship that you deserve and
may I continue to be your Valentine’s for the
rest of your life Babe. You are My One and
Only, My Happiness, My Smiles, My World,
My Life, My True LOVE. I want to spend every
moment by your side I treasure your heart
and love. I treasure your touch,
your hugs and kisses, I treasure You.
I love you with all my heart Babe.
LOVE YOUR HUSBAND
ALWAYS AND FOREVER, Cubby
Wesley Gonzalez - Retail
Francine M Sanchez - Early Childhood
Concepcion Miguel - Human Resources
Salinda F Lopez - Human Resources
Jeannette G Peters - Library
Sunday
2/11
2/12
2/13
2/14
2/14
Mary Anna Soliz - Cultural Resources
Grace M Pablo - Housing
Justin R Burke - Fire and Safety
Johnny M Stephens - Courts
Lori D Leavitt - Fire and Safety
2/15
2/17
2/19
2/19
2/19
Carole Lopez - Comm Government
Anthony O Amacio - Sanitation
Lisa Garcia - Planning
Debbie M Soliz - IS
Marcos Santiago - Parks and Recreation
FEBRUARY
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Upcoming Events for this month:
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David Manuel Jr.
Preciouserose
Warren
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4
Roxanne Vincent Latasha White
Elizabeth Antone
Francis H. Antone
5
Benny Romo
Dominique NosieRomo
Charles Carlyle
6
Stella Miguel
Audrina Antone
9
Aiyana Campbell
10
Julia Dickerson
Isaiah Antone
Alexandra Carlyle
Draven Soliz
11
Kyle Chavez
Jeannette Peters
Joseph Smith
Marlon Peters
Mary Soliz
12
Erin Nizhoni Pete
Destiny DeLowe
Grace Pablo
13
Karin Smith
Koren Vincent
16
Lanita Lopez
17
Mara Delores
18
Edward Acosta
Annalise Manuel
Andrea Reams
23
24
Octaviana
Kylie Gardner
Ormsby
Victor Ortega
Norbert Peters Jr.
Ryleigh Delores
19
Philbert Narcia Jr.
Jonas Miguel
Allan Narcia
Kerrin Miguel
Jane Lopez
Tyra Williams
Lisa Garcia
Marcos Santiago
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25
Alexander Lopez Havier Stephens Jr.
Corianna Nevarez Joseph Thomas
Jarom Osborne
Vallejos
Friday
Saturday
1
Adam Bowman
Chyenne Anderson
Ian Narcia
Christopher
Cypriano
8
7
Marcus Olivas Jr.
Berrco
Elizabeth Baptisto
Thompson Jr.
Eugene Peters Jr. Deana Quinonez
Geneva Antone
14
Valentina Narcia
Justin Perrillo
Johnny Stephens
Irene Enos
Michaela Peters
15
Cheyenne Vallejos
Aleena Antone
Terry Aguilla Jr.
Carole Lopez
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20
Rechanda Manuel Calvin Van Sickle
Maria Gamez
Unique Santiago
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Shyla Thomas
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Wish all the Elderly a
Happy Valentine’s Day
From Connie S.
Happy Birthday Chy!!
I hope you enjoyed your day Sunday with
family & friends, can’t believe you’re
anotheryear older and prettier.
With love Grandma
Happy Birthday to Stella Vanilla
We love you and have a wonderful day!!
Love Tia Jen
On Valentine’s Day your very first
one of all for someone
so lovable, cuddly, and beautiful our
daughter who’s so dear from her head
to her toes who fills our hearts with
joy and means so much to us
then she will ever know,
we love you mamas!! Xoxo
Love always your mama & papa
Happy Wedding Anniversary/Happy
Valentine’s Day
To my Sweetheart of 39 yrs.,
I want to Thank You for all these
years together. I surely Thank
God for all these years.
Love your wife, Armida Mattia
Happy Birthday Connie (mom) and
Stella (thi thi)We love you!
Love, Robert (daddy), Jazzer, Minnie,
Jordyn, Joe, and Vonnie
Sonny, Hey wat up big brother?
Just wanted to wish you a “Happy Birthday!”
May the Creator bless you on your day. I know
it’s just another day for us, but I wish you
nothing but the best, Big Bro. Always keep
your head up and stay strong brother one
more thing – Thanks for always being there
for me. Happy Birthday Bro!! Much Love and
Respect!! Your Lil Bro, Johnny Cat
Happy Birthday Skeeter,
May your day be filled with all the joy &
happiness your heart can hold.
Love, Pops, Amanda & Lainey
Happy Birthday DeAna Quinonez
Wishing you many more wonderful years to
come!! Thank you for always doing your part as
a big sister!! I Love You with all my heart!! I am
so blessed to have a wonderful daughter like
you!! Thank You for all you do!! Love Mom
Happy Birthday Skeeter
From Auntie Carmen
Happy Birthday Michaela
From Grandma Carmen
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Robert Narcia
Raymond Miguel
Victoria Smith
Rebecca Alvarez
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February 7 - 20, 2014
Quarterly
Birthdays
celebrated
NOTICE OF ELECTION
FOR THE ADOPTION INTO
MEMBERSHIP OF
PHYLLIS (BAPTISTO) LEWIS
The Ak-Chin Indian Community will be
having an elec on for the adop on into
membership of Phyllis (Bap sto) Lewis.
Phyllis Lewis pe oned for adop on
under the Ak-Chin Indian Community’s
Ar cles of Associa on Membership
Requirement, Ar cle III – Membership,
Sec on 1 (c), which reads:
 “Any person of at least onefourth (1/4) degree Indian
blood who is legally married to
a member of the Ak-Chin Indian
Community may be adopted as
a member of the Community,
provided, that such a person
has resided on the Ak-Chin
Indian Community for a period
of twenty (20) years and is not
enrolled elsewhere as a member
of another Indian community,
tribe or band. Such adopƟon
shall be accomplished by a
majority vote of the qualified
voters, members of the Ak-Chin
Indian Community, and shall be
subject to the approval of the
Secretary of the Interior, or his
representaƟve.”
The Enrollment Board went over the
Pe on and the suppor ng documents
and finds that she does meet the
requirements under Ar cle III, Sec on
1 (c) of the Ar cles of Associa on, and
recommended to the Ak-Chin Indian
Community Council for their approval to
start the elec on process.
Phyllis was an enrolled member of the
Gila River Indian Community, and in order
to become eligible for enrollment with
the Ak-Chin Indian Community she would
have to relinquish membership with the
Gila River Indian Community, which she
has done. The Enrollment explained
to Phyllis on what the consequences
would be if she does not get voted in,
and she understood and is taking the risk
regardless of what happens.
The Ak-Chin Elder Center
staff chose to include a fun
cakewalk for the Quarterly Elder
Birthdays at the center on January
31st. Celebrating elder’s birthdays
story continues to page 5
From left to right: Debbie
Baptisto, Arlene Manuel,
Analita Laborin, Carmen
Narcia, Virgil Lewis, Cisco
Mattia and Malinda Pete.
Elder News Briefs
ATTENTION ALL AK-CHIN ELDER
VALENTINE SWEETHEARTS!!!
Want to send a secret Valentine? The AkChin Elder Center staff has placed Valentine
bags for all Ak-Chin Elders just in time for the
holiday. Elders are encouraged to send cards
and/or treats to fellow elders up until the
party on Friday, February 14th. If you need a
list of elder names, please contact the Elder
Center at 568-1760.
 The Ak-Chin Elders will be going on a field trip to
Rawhide on Thursday, February 20th for dinner and
entertainment. The vans will leave at 4:15 PM with
dinner at 5:00 PM. Sign-up is available now and
will close on February 12th.
 The Him-Dak Museum and Elder Center staff will
be hosting the Ak-Chin Elder Ladies for the 2nd
Annual Valentine Tea Party and Luncheon at the
Historic BIA Agent House on February 13th. Signup for this event is completely full.
 Bowling, Movies and Music lessons are continuing
at the Elder Center. Please check the calendar below
for dates and times. Call 568-1760 to sign up or for
transportation.
 It’s time to crown the new Elder King and Queen
at the Elder’s Valentine Party planned for Friday,
February 14th. Ak-Chin elders are cordially invited
to attend. Voting closed on February 6th.
Welcome back Jeannie!
Elder Center Director Jeannie Jertson had been
back to work for only one day, and the Ak-Chin Elders
and staff showed their excitement of her return with a
surprise birthday cake on Wednesday, January 22nd.
In her office working hard to catch up on projects,
she was told that Elder Advisory board chairperson
Mildred Narcia wanted to see her in the dining room.
Everyone yelled “Surprise!” as she walked in and she
was presented a cake made by Lucy Jerry and handmade
presents from the elders.
“I felt so welcomed home,” Jeannie said. “I was
really homesick for Ak-Chin when I was off.”
Therefore, it is the Community’s decision
to approve or not approve of her
adop on by vo ng on Friday, March 7,
2014 from 10:00AM – 6:00PM at the
Service Center.
If you have any ques ons you may contact
the Enrollment Office at 520-568-1029.
Friday February 7
Taco salad, le uce
tomatoes, cheese
apple cobbler
Monday February 10
Liver & onions, beef
onions (D), brussel
sprouts, ce:mait
peaches
Tuesday February 11
Chicken enchiladas,
corn, rice, apple sauce
Wed. February 12
Cabbage stew, carrots
biscuits, fresh fruit
Thursday February 13
Sub sandwiches
cole slaw, chips, grapes
Friday February 14
Meatloaf, mashed
potatoes, green beans
rolls, strawberry
cake
Monday February 17
CENTER CLOSED
President’s Day
Tuesday February 18
Hot dogs, macaroni
salad, chips, apples
Sunday
Monday
Friday February 21
Shredded BBQ pork on
bun, corn on cob
cole slaw, tropical fruit
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
***Calendar Subject to Change***
Eggs donated by Hickman’s available for pick up every Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 4 PM. Breakfast served
from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Lunch served at 12 noon. For transportation assistances call the Elder Center at 520-568-1760.
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Happy Birthday!
Francis Antone
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Egg Day
Doctor Time
Music Lessons
Wed. February 19
Pork chops, brown rice
Normandy vegetables
bread, cherry crisp
Thursday February 20
Potato soup, salad bar
Jell-O
Tuesday
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Egg Day
Bowling Leaving @
9:30AM
Music Lessons
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17
Center Closed
President’s Day
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Advisory Board
Meeting 1 PM
Music Lessons
Happy Birthday!
Joseph Smith
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Egg Day
Movie Day
25
Egg Day
Bowling Leaving @
9:30AM
5
Happy Birthday!
Benny Romo &
Charles Carlyle
12
Deadline for
Rawhide Outing
Interpretive Center
Meeting w/Elders
10 AM—12Pm
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Interpretive Center
Meeting w/ Elders
10 AM—12 PM
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B.I.N.G.O.
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Valentine’s Party
Deadline to RSVP
for
Valentine Tea Party
Ak-Chin Elder
Women Tea Party @
Historic BIA
Agent House
11:30 AM
Last Day to Vote
King & Queen
Happy Birthday!
Valentina Narcia &
Johnny Stephens
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Rawhide Steak
Elder Check Day
House
Dinner & M usic
Leaving @ 4:15 PM
Happy Birthday!
Rechanda Manuel
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Saturday
1
8
Happy Birthday!
Geneva Antone
15
Happy Birthday!
Carole Lopez
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February 7 - 20, 2014
January Community Meeting
First Community Meeting for the 2014 features special election
notification, community budgets, cemetery project, law and order code,
new justice facility and legislative day
Story by R. Miguel
The Community’s Election Board
has set up a Special Election for the
adoption into membership of Phyllis
(Batopis) Lewis, the wife of Ak-Chin
member George Lewis, Jr. The special
election is scheduled for Friday, March
7th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the
Service Center. Phyllis would need
30% of “yes” votes cast on voting day
to become an official member of the
community.
Prior to her petition, Phyllis, who
was an enrolled member of the Gila
River Community, had to relinquish her
Gila River membership. According to
Board representatives, they explained
to Phyllis the consequences of her
relinquishment from Gila River and
the possibilities of not being voted into
the Ak-Chin Community, which she
understood, and could mean not being
affiliated or recognized with any tribe;
despite her Native American blood.
Chairman Louis Manuel, Jr. began
the community updates by announcing
that finalizing community budgets were
on going with a completion day coming
soon, he then offered Council Members
to address items and topics they were
involved with.
Vice-Chairman William Antone
discussed the Cemetery Project that
will have the community establishing
where the boundaries of the cemetery
are; in order for the community to move
forward in improving the grounds.
According to Vice-Chairman Antone
a 2001 document had the cemetery
boundary extending west near the St.
Francis Church, but the document has
not been found, therefore Council will
have GIS resurvey the grounds.
Council is also hoping to revitalize
the 10-person Cemetery Committee
builds an expansion on the Industrial
Park grounds, the group from Ak-Chin
will be able to run the facility. Quail
Run is currently looking to employee
twelve more community members, pay
starts out at $13 an hour. Council is also
entertaining the possibility of providing
transportation to and from work if a
large number becomes employed. The
building start for the facility in Ak-Chin
is slated for some time early this year.
Councilwoman
Delia
Carlyle
discussed her attendance at Legislative
Day at the State Capitol recently.
Councilwoman Carlyle and Chairman
Manuel attended a breakfast meeting
at the Heard Museum, at the meeting
the State Board of Education President
Thomas Tyree and Executive Director
Christine M. Thompson mentioned how
the number of Native American students
attending colleges throughout the state
have increased, but is still considered
low.
Another topic of discussion was
applying for college tuition. If a member
who lived out of their home state were
to return home and apply for tuition, he
or she would not have to pay out of state
tuition. Councilwoman Carlyle used the
example of an Ak-Chin member who
lived out of state; if that member were
to come back to Arizona and applied
for tuition, that member would not have
to pay out of state tuition because that
member is a member of a federally
recognized tribe in Arizona.
At the Capital, Ak-Chin attendees
heard speeches from President Ben
Shelly of the Navajo Nation, President
Diane Enos of Salt River, and President
Rambler of San Carlos. Each President
made comments on issues that affect
Native Americans. Ak-Chin member
and current Miss Indian Arizona Alyssa
Garcia was also on hand, opening
Legislative Day with the Pledge of
Allegiance in the O’odham Language.
that was active in the past; the group
made recommendations on behalf of the
cemetery, but has become defunct.
Vice-Chairman
Antone
also
discussed a proposal to council for two
paralegals to research laws that have
been approved by Council in the past,
but were never submitted into the Law
and Order Code. The paralegals will
research all resolutions and minutes in
order to move forward in making the
approved laws active.
Currently, the Law and Order Code
Committee have come across revised
codes that haven’t been officially
approved and moving forward with
them has caused a minor problem. The
community is looking for a secretary to
take notes and combine Law and Order
documents.
Vice-Chairman
Antone
also
identified two Law and Order books
that have two different versions of AkChin’s codes; the two books need to
be established so the community can
rescind them.
Councilman Anthony Narcia, Sr.
talked about the new Justice Facility
that is vastly approaching completion.
Electricity, conduit, and wiring are
currently being installed inside the
facility and a move in date of May looks
to be on target.
Councilman Narcia and Councilman
Terry Enos also visited the Quail Run
facility in Deer Valley. The building
material company which Ak-Chin has a
50% investment in, currently has seven
members from the community working
for the company. The group from AkChin is being trained in handling a
variety of machinery which produces
Councilwoman Carlyle discussed
steel metal studs.
the upcoming Cowboy and Indian
The hope is that when the company
It's your choice.
Days celebration in Casa Grande
which is scheduled for February 13-16.
Carlyle and others from the community
that will include royalty and the
Child Development Program will be
participating in the parade on Saturday,
February 15th. Maricopa Unified School
District topics were also discussed.
Councilwoman Carlyle inquired to
a Maricopa School Board member if
the school had a plan in place once the
donated funds that Ak-Chin gave the
city of Maricopa were exhausted. The
city of Maricopa received a 10 million
dollar gift from Ak-Chin in May of
last year, $2.6 million of that went to
MUSD.
The continued attendance of
students from the Maricopa District to
Charter and out of District schools was
also discussed; and Council is looking
into the possibility of building a Charter
School in Ak-Chin, first starting with
grades kindergarten to 8th grade, then
increasing each year until the 12th grade.
Community members are or
have received letters from Cobell on
settlements that still need to be claimed,
if you have received a letter council
members encourage members to follow
up on the letter by contacting Carole
Lopez of Enrollment who can connect
you to the correct people from Gila
River for help in moving forward with
the claim.
Continued discussion of the
community law and order code, gay
marriage, misuse of community vehicles,
community department budgets, setting
up a system for employees that don’t
have email access for announcements
and information, land for housing
identification, and a possible NABI
donation rounded out the meeting.
This year’s Community Meetings
will now be held every month rather
than the quarterly meetings that were
held last year. The next Community
Meeting is scheduled for February 24th
at 6:00 pm at the Service Center.
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Gila River tribal member Barnaby Lewis animates several O’odham legends
during the January Community Gathering.
Story and photo by K.Morago
With
modern
technology
of television, internet and even
smartphones, it was a nice break
from all that for twenty Community
members who attended the Community
Gathering at the Service Center.
On Thursday, January 30th, Gila
River member Barnaby Lewis shared
generations-old O’odham legends,
“Ho’ok” and “Eagleman.” Lewis
reminded the audience that stories are
told only in wintertime.
With a mixed audience of those
that understood O’odham and those
that didn’t, he presented the stories
in both O’odham and in English. He
also sang songs that were tied to the
legends.
Because the O’odham language is
more descriptive, the room filled with
laughter as he shared vivid scenes of
the stories with his words.
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Native Health presents ACA in Ak-Chin
Allen King, Alternative Resources Representative from Native Health in
Phoenix visited the Ak-Chin Indian Community to discuss the Affordable Care
Act and help explain the Marketplace and why it is important for members to
consider applying for insurance. Although Native Americans are exempt, he
gave reasons of how having medical coverage helps improve services from
Indian Health Service and other medical facilities. There are tentative plans to
have Native Health return to the Community.
birthday continues from page 3
for the last two quarters, a large cake
was brought out for the birthday group
after lunch. With candles lit, everyone
sang Happy Birthday and prepared to
move the party outside.
Delicious homemade goods were
mixed with store bought pies and
desserts, all placed on a table next to
a chalk drawn circle outside the center
doors. The number spaces were filled
to capacity as waila music was played.
Elder center staff walked for elders who
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needed assistance participating in the
game.
It made for a fun afternoon of
exercise that was especially noted
by elder Martin Antone, Sr. who said
jokingly, “I’m walking by the new
skate park,” as he and a few others
walked and walked until their numbers
were drawn to take home a cake. When
his number was drawn, “I was almost
home,” he said as elders clapped that he
finally won.
Music filled Mondays at Elder Center
Elena Norris, Malinda Pete (hidden), Mildred Narcia, Carmen Narcia, Evelyn
Enos and Irene Arredondo wait to play their key during lunch.
Story and photo by K. Morago
Stop by the Ak-Chin Elder Center
on Mondays during the noon congregate
lunch and hear sweet sounds of bells.
Working with music teacher Kim
Calderone, elders have been learning
how to play individual bells in single
keys. When played altogether, those
keys become a song.
The group has come a long way
since they initially started last year.
Kim presents the song as keys on a flip
chart and with pointing at the musical
letters; the elders shake their key bell at
different times. They have played songs
such as Peter Cottontail, Ode to Joy and
others.
It is expected that around the Easter
holiday, the group will have a “recital,”
performing their music before an
audience of preschool children.
If any elder would like to learn how
to play a bell, please join the elders on
Mondays. It is a great way to improve
coordination, and learn a fun stress-free
activity.
Elena Cypriano
prepares to play F
sharp during the
Monday music lessons
as Armida Mattia
enjoys her meal.
Attention: Valued
Customers
Ak-Chin elders reap some walking health benefits as they participate in the cake
walk during the Quarterly birthdays at the elder center.
Starting January 31st, 2014,
Vekol Market will NOT be selling
gasoline/ diesel for approximately
90 days.
We will be installing new gas
pumps for your
convenience!
Thank you for your cooperation, and we
hope to have our New gas pumps in use early
this spring.
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UNITY GOLF CLASSIC
at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes
At left: UNITY Executive Director Mary Kim Titla presents Ak-Chin Youth
Council president Lisa Chavez with a thank you plaque for Ak-Chin’s support.
At right: Bruce Cooper of Channel 12 News makes announcements of the event.
Southern Dunes golf intructor Ben Meidl shows Ak-Chin golf program students
how to putt a golf ball during the first day of the Southern Dunes Golf Program.
Ak-Chin children participate
Southern Dunes Golf Program
in
Story & Photo by R. Miguel
For the next couple of months twelve
young golfers participating in the
Southern Dunes Golf Program which
has Dunes golf instructor Ben Meidl
explaining and showing kids golf tips.
During the first session Meidl
showed golfers the proper way to hold
a golf club and how to stand and swing
when hitting for distance and putting
short range.
Meidl also explained the different
sizes of clubs that each participant
should purchase if interested in golfing
in the future.
Following instructions from Meidl,
participants were allowed to go onto the
putting green where they practiced their
putting, golfers were paired in two’s and
each had fun trying to putt into the hole.
Meidl went around to each group
and gave tips and instructions to each
individual on how they should approach
their putting.
At the conclusion of the session, a
question and answer session took place.
Golf instructions at Southern Dunes
will take place every other Wednesday
until May.
Currently there are only twelve
golfers who are participating, the
Recreation Department reserved thirty
slots so eighteen slots are available if
there is still interest from children 7 to
14 years of age.
For more information you can
contact the Recreation Department at
520-568-1753.
Story & Photos by R. Peters
The 2014 UNITY Golf Classic
Tournament made a successful gain as it
brought in over 70 golfers to participate
in the event which has been on a hiatus
for a few years.
Hosted by Bruce Cooper, Channel
12 News Sports Anchor the event was
held at Ak-Chin’s Southern Dunes Golf
Club, on Friday, January 24.
Celebrity golfer Alex Shulte from
the Northern Ute tribe, was on hand to
provide comments before the start of
the tournament, giving thanks to the
Ak-Chin Community for their support,
and also announced that she is getting
closer to her goal of making the LPGA
tour.
Proceeds from this tournament will
help United National Indian Tribal
Youth, Inc., (UNITY) with its mission
of fostering and shaping the leadership
and future of Native America through
our youth, by networking and promoting
personal development, citizenship, and
leadership among Native American
youth.
Architect Uses Unique Metal Concept to Design
New Steel Manufacturing Facility
First Facility Will Manufacture the Building Materials to Build the Second Facility
Maricopa High School band members
selected to Region Band team
On January 25, Maricopa High
School had nine students audition for
the AMEA Central Region Honor Band
and Orchestra. We are proud to have
Callandra Jacobsen selected to the
region band on trombone.
Sterling Zubel was named 2nd
alternate for the band on tuba, and Jason
Baxter was named 2nd alternate for the
orchestra on bass.
The Central Region is one of eight
regions the state is divided into for
AMEA’s Regional Festivals of Honor
and is considered to be one of the most
competitive regions in the state.
The region includes some of the
best music programs in Arizona such
as Mesa Mountain View High School,
Gilbert High School, and Highland
High School, along with many other fine
programs.
Students successfully participating
in the regional festivals are eligible to
audition for the All-State Festival of
Honor. Pictured left to right - Sterling
Zubel, Calli Jacobsen, and Jason Baxter.
Prescott, Ariz. (January 30, 2014) When Douglas Stroh, principal of Stroh
Architecture, was awarded the job to
design a new manufacturing facility for
Quail Run Building Materials in the
Ak-Chin Indian Community¹s Santa
Cruz Commerce Center, he knew he
had unique opportunity. Quail Run,
which has outgrown its current Phoenix
location and is now owned by Ak-Chin,
manufactures cold-formed steel building
products utilizing only mill-certified
prime steel. Stroh knew he could integrate
these components into the design of the
new plant.
Set to break ground in the spring
2014, the new 50,000 square foot state-ofthe-art facility will incorporate customdesigned rusted horizontal ³zigzag²
steel wall panels, powder coated steel
plate wall panels, woven steel perimeter
fencing, and metal studs all manufactured
by Quail Run.
Additionally, the exterior envelope
features insulated metal wall panels and
an MR-24 roof system. The south facing
roof of the production area is designed to
support a photovoltaic power plant in the
near future. The integrated sustainable
design, created by Stroh, utilizes preengineered metal building technology
designed by Bunger Steel of Phoenix,
Arizona.
Santa Cruz Commerce Center is
the largest, fully improved commercial/
industrial property in the city of Maricopa
area. Located in Pinal County, between
the cities of Maricopa and Casa Grande,
with close proximity to Phoenix and
Tucson, the Commerce Center is within
easy reach of ready labor pools, major
thoroughfares, and the newly renamed
and renovated Ak-Chin Regional Airport
(formerly Phoenix Regional Airport).
Leasing inquiries for the Commerce
Center can be directed to Phil Entz, 520568-3246, and more information can be
found at leaseakchin.com.
About Stroh Architecture, Inc.- Stroh
Architecture, Inc. originated in 1987 and
has been based in Prescott, Arizona since
1992. Principal Douglas Stroh offers 39
years of professional architectural design
experience. The firm has successfully
completed numerous projects for public
sector clients as well as private entities.
In addition, the award-winning firm has
a substantial portfolio of metal industrial
projects. Stroh Architecture, Inc. is a
member of the U.S. Green Building
Council and designs all of its projects
to incorporate as many sustainable
elements as feasible per the client’s
approval. More information can be found
at stroharchitecture.com
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Ak-Chin students recognized at MES
and Saddleback award assemblies
Alonsa Arellanes
Charity Andeverde and
Carrieanna Villarreal
Ak-Chin members visit Comicon
Angelo Luz
Jolie Smith with costumed attendees during Arizona’s Amazing Comicon.
Photo and story by Justine Peters
Xzalius Homer
Shane Antone
Hevachu Smith
Members take a visit to a comic
convention last weekend in downtown
Phoenix. It was three jam packed
days with over 110 exhibitors and
182 artists. Programs consisted of a
zombie beauty pageant, video game
tournaments, art demos, costume
contests and much more.
Headlining
guests
included
Robert Kirkman who is the creator/
writer of the AMC drama series “The
Walking Dead”. Danai Gurira who is
the actress best known for her role as
Michonne in the Walking Dead TV
Show was also on hand at Arizona’s
Amazing Comic Con.
Ak-Chin Library brings 3D printing
Celeste Gloria
Destiny Delowe
Jolie Smith and
Laila Gardner
Photos by Runner staff
Ak-Chin students were recognized
at several awards assemblies in
January at Maricopa Elementary and
Saddleback Elementary.
Students were recognized for
Character Counts traits, academic
effort, perfect attendance and Principal
Award honors.
The 3D Printer has made five 3D models since it has been used.
Story and photo by K. Morago
At right: Mylauni Antone
Sunday
Library Hours:
Mondays
9am-6pm
Tuesday-Friday
9am-7pm
Saturday
9 12pm-4pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
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Tuesday
4
I’m
Buddy!!
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I LOVE
Buddy!!
Preschool
Storytime
11:00 - 12:00
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Preschool
Storytime
Library Closed
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11:00 - 12:00
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Preschool
Storytime
11:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
Thursdayy
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Lego
Learn Time!
4:00-5:30
Mature Crafts
5:30-7:00
Lego
Learn Time!
4:00-5:30
Mature Crafts
5:30-7:00
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Lego
Learn Time!
4:00-5:30
Mature Crafts
5:30-7:00
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Lego
Learn Time!
4:00-5:30
Mature Crafts
5:30-7:00
Preschool
Storytime
11:00 - 12:00
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Storytime
11:00 - 12:00
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Preschool
Storytime
11:00 - 12:00
It is box shaped and sits next to the self-checkout machine in the Ak-Chin
Library. Since it arrived two weeks ago, the staff has created a nut and bolt, cell
phone cover, shark, and bracelet. Welcome to the world of 3-D print technology
Ak-Chin!
The library recently purchased a 3D (three dimensional) printer and with it,
brought a new creative world to library patrons. Unlike
a normal printer which prints on a sheet of paper, the 3D
printer uses heated plastic.
In making their first 3D print, Library Technician
Friday
Saturday
Matthew
Cross said they decided to make a nut and bolt to
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see
the
accuracy
of the machine. Working with a software
Craft Party
4:00-5:30pm
program, they found a 3D file to download, forwarded the
file to the printer, and then it began to utilize the spool of
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plastic filament to create the 3D model.
Library Closes
Several patrons visiting the Library have seen the 3D
Library Closed
at 5:00
printer as it has created various simple objects. It has taken
Valentine’s Day
about thirty minutes to create each piece made. The filament
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the machine uses is one color. After the shark was made, it
Movie Party
was spray painted gray.
4:00-5:30pm
The idea to bring a 3D printer was brought up after
library
staff visited a demonstration at the Mesa Public
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Library – Red Mountain Branch. They presented several
models, even a build-it-yourself model. The library chose a
Game Party
4:00-5:30pm
4:00
5:30pm
MakerBot for size capacity of 3D printing it can do.
While it has been a bit of trial and error in learning
some of the machine’s capabilities, the Library has ordered
more filament colors and is getting ready to take advantage
of the technology with “Mad Science Monday with Matt”
planned for this summer.
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Logos of the Ak-Chin Community and UltraStar are showcased with the The Campbell’s get autographs from former Cardinals; A youngster shows off his passing
official logo of the 2015 Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.
L.J. Shelton, Kwamie Lassiter, and Frank Sanders.
skills at the football throw area.
“Howler” the Phoenix Coyote mascot, gives
a young girl an autograph.
Above: On the jumbo tron outside UltraStar, U.S.
President Barack Obama is being interviewed
prior to the start of the Super Bowl. President
Obama predicted the final score to be 24-21 but
didn’t indicate who the winner would be.
The Firestorm cheerleading squad from Maricopa perform
Left: Popular radio station 101.5 FM was present cheer routines for the crowd on hand prior to the start of
during the Ak-Chin sponsored Super-Sized the Super Bowl at UltraStar.
Tailgate Party at UltraStar.
Photos by Justine Peters
Arizona State University mascot Sparky and University of Arizona mascot Wilbur
the Wildcat along with others give the Tim Tebow “Jesus Christ Pose”. Tebow last Lerline Peters, Language Specialist for the Language Program, teaches the O’odham
played in the NFL with the Denver Broncos.
Language to Ak-Chin members and employees during the first class of the year.
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MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
Upcoming Events for March 2014:
9-12 Co-Ed Basketball
League Tournament
Kenny Dobbs Show
@ 4:00 p.m.
Jr. High School Basketball Tournament (1st-2nd)
Intercession (10th-14th)
St. Patrick’s Day High School Basketball Tournament (14th-16th)
Men’s 4-on-4/Women’s 3-on-3 Basketball League Starts 23rd
Mini Basketball League Starts 24th
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Elementary Basketball
Tournament
(February 8-9)
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Elementary Basketball
Practice @ 5:00 p.m.
NABI Youth P.E.
Program @ 5:45 p.m.
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Elementary Basketball
Practice @ 2:00 p.m.
Golf Program
@ 4:30 p.m.
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SAT
Toka Tournament
@ Sells
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NABI Youth P.E.
Program @ 5:45 p.m.
DEADLINE:
Sign-up for
Breaking the Ice
Men’s Open Basketball
Tournament
Elementary Basketball
Tournament
(February 8-9)
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Jr. High/High School
Boys Practice @
4:30 p.m.
Jr. High/High School
Boys Practice @
4:30 p.m.
NABI Youth P.E.
Program @ 5:45 p.m.
NABI Youth P.E.
Program @ 5:45 p.m.
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Breaking the Ice
Breaking the Ice
Men’s Open Basketball Men’s Open Basketball
Tournament
Tournament
(February 14-16)
(February 14-16)
O’odham language
program begins
Ban (coyote), Cucul (chicken), Daikud
(chair), and Gogs (dog) were a few of the
pronounciations that were taught during
the first class of the year at the Language
Program; as adults and employees from
the community and Harrah’s are learning
the O’odham language.
Language Specialist, Lerline Peters
who taugh the class, also had participants
introduce themselves by saying “S-ke:k/g
hudunik Ani nap cegig” followed by their
names, which translated to “Good Evening
my name is”. Classes are held every
Monday evenings for adults while classes
for youth are held every Wednesday
evenings.
For more information you can contact
Sylvia Gutierrez at the Language Program
at 520-568-1362 or [email protected]
nsn.us.
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Making their way down the parade route are members of the Ak-Chin Youth Council Enjoying the fair are Stanley Stephens Miss Ak-Chin Lisa Chavez and 1st
and 2014 Miss Indian Arizona Alyssa Garcia, Garcia is a member of the Ak-Chin tribe. with wife Frances and mother Frances. Attendant Dannon Peters enjoy being in
the parade.
Ak-Chin Toka Team from left: Justine Lopez, Denise Miguel, Missy Justin, Kathleen Miguel, Gwen Pilone,
Lisa Garcia, Alison Miguel, Miss Indian Arizona Alyssa Garca, Marla Antone, Raychel Peters, Jilayne Miguel,
Cecily Peters, Kerianna Justin, Iris Raphael , Ashley Manuel, Sabrina Peters, Brenna Antone, and Holly Antone.
Antonio Davis and Jaylene Wood New Jegos recruits; Nicole Felix and Cecily
were dance contest winners.
Peters show off their cowboy hats.
Left: Kerianna
Justin battles
for the “ola”
during the Toka
To u r n a m e n t
held during the
fair and rodeo.
Team Ak-Chin does their best to hang on to their pony, until
their lead rope breaks off from their horse, making it almost
impossible to saddle up for the ride.
Couples Brenna Antone and Sabrina Peters (left) and Jonas Miguel and Holly
Antone “waila” during the dance contest of the 76th annual T.O. Fair and Rodeo.
Miss Tohono O’odham Nation Pageant
Jilayne Miguel (glasses) takes the “ola”
downfield during Toka action.
The Phoenix Kateri group makes its way through the parade route in downtown Sells on
the Tohono O’odham Nation during the 76th Annual Tohono O’odham Fair and Rodeo.
Royalty from Indian Country throughout Arizona were in attendance at the Desert
Diamond Casino in Tucson as the Tohono O’odham Nation crowned their Miss
Tohono O’odham Nation, Malaya Antone from Pisinemo District and the village
of Kupk.
From left to right: Miss Ak-Chin Lisa Chavez, Miss Gila River Lisa Hohokimal
Hendricks, newly crowned Miss Tohono O’odham Nation Malaya Antone, and
Miss Salt River Martha Ludlow-Martinez
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2014 Maricopa High School Winter Sports Teams
MHS Varsity Girls Basketball: Bottom from
left: Tiara Edmond, Ashliegh Haley, Maria
Montes, Jahnei Johnson, and Danel Peters. Middle
from left: Kelly Paine, Lillian M. Clay, Raegene
Womack, Jamila Rodgers, Tyra Williams, and
Gretchen Lauterbach. Top from left: Elizabeth
Gallon, Coach Holley, Coach Miller, Coach
Labinjo, and Coach Jenkins.
MHS Varsity Boys Basketball: Bottom from left: Tyler Del
Cotto, Isaac Carlyle, Chauncey Hayslip, Anthony Clark, and
Travion Bolds. Middle from left: Jordan Sisk, Tommy Jensen,
Isaiah Pedro, and Paul Guerrero. Top from left: Tristan Hasbrouck,
Ja’Marcus Rideau, Marcus Lightner, Marcos Escareno, and Darius
Saunders.
All photos by Lou Coopey’s All Pro School Pictures
MHS Junior Varsity Girls Basketball: Bottom from left: Lourdes
Lepon, Ashlacaidlep Nelson, and Tomorra Carr. Middle from left: Jaleesa
Rodriguez, Allyssa Haley, Aunye Shelton, and Kelsee Keys. Top from left:
Tyra Williams, Coach Holley, and Breann Hodge.
MHS Junior Varsity Boys Basketball: Bottom from left: Jeremiah
Blackmon, Travion Bolds, Kurt Reyes, and Isaiah Soriano. Middle from
left: Jordan Mickell, Isaac Carlyle, and Brian Litt. Top from left: Tommy
Jensen, Jonathan Escareno, Bryce Thurman, and Blake West.
MHS Freshman Girls Basketball: Bottom from left: Indoneizhane Finley,
Daniela Gutierrez, Chrissa Chrosniak, and Alyssa Lebron. Top from left:
Terynika Williams-Gillespie, Coach Jenkins, and Kynbreanna Washington.
MHS Freshman Boys Basketball: Bottom from left: Jashawn Ladd,
Jordan Mickell, and Noah Baxter. Middle from left: Christian Hedberg,
Andre Ayala, Brian Litt, and Trey Anderson. Top from left: Jonathan
Escareno, Bryce Thurman, and Avione Briggs.
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2014 Maricopa High School Winter Sports Teams
MHS Varsity Girls Soccer: Bottom from left: Idalia Ramirez, Rachael
Perez, Kennedy Wiemiller, Zeni Ramirez, Laura Hernandez, and Amanda
Maciel. Middle from left: Nattaly Campos, Andrea Perez, Jana Schroeten,
Dannon Peters, Alexis Skiffington, Katy Siebert, and Kourtney Brown. Top
from left: Assistant Coach Nicole Steinbach, Ingvild Lappegard, Megan
Clayburn, Jasmine Acosta, Gisele Egbe, and Lauryn Vela.
MHS Varsity Boys Soccer: Bottom from left: Mitchell Zieglgansberger,
Oscar Ramirez, Anthony Giron, Christian Ramirez, Ivan Mendez, and
Chandler Santi. Second row from left: Jason Ceja, Ben Perry, Manuel
Melendrez, Parker Villarreal, Roland Vasquez, Isaac Miranda, and Luis
Elizondo. Third row from left: Coach Carr, Elijah Aviles, Devin Clayburn,
Leon Stelzer, Joshua Munoz, and Coach Kellenaers. Top from left: Jerrica
Robinson, Itzei Parra, Shay Barney, Lauar Hernandez, and D’Asia Woods.
MHS Junior Varsity Girls Soccer: Bottom from left: Amelia Machado,
Laura Campos, Briana Barba, Erin Canche, and Esperanza Miranda.
Middle from left: Yecksanira Quinones, Hannah Herrera, Alexia Schafer,
and Mackenzie Joorman. Top from left: Coach Kent Fink, Lauren Davis,
Manager Kyle Norby, Karen Cameros, and Coach Lionel Williams.
MHS Junior Varsity Boys Soccer: Bottom from left: Anthony Giron,
Oscar Ramirez, Jordan Devera, Jaquon Taylor, and Christopher Acosta.
Second row from left: Angel Concepcion, Isaac Miranda, Alden Cacpal,
Lucas Durovka, Miguel Ruiz, and Jesse Araiza. Third row from left: Coach
Matheny, Brandon Jormann, Manuel Melendrez, Alvaro Morales, and
Jonathan Canas. Top row from left:Tyler Getz, Elijah
Aviles, Michael Herbig, and and Jordan Pall.
MHS Wrestling: Bottom from left: Jordan
Hamlett, Stuart Judd, Marques Jacobs, Dezmond
Rios, Luis Alvarez, Cole Timmer, and Maverick
Agram. Second row from left: Silas Judd, Santiago
Quezada, Jesus Galaviz, Xeundrea Christian, Josh
Hall, and Michael Handwerk. Third row from left:
Kenny Gay, Glenn Boothe, Tomas Medina, Ryan
Nachreiner, Raylen Davis, Samuel Beaire, and
Takoda Ball. Top from left: Ryan Dougherty, Santos
Quintero, Imaikalani Young, and Tommy Sikes.
All photos by
Lou Coopey’s All Pro School Pictures
2014 Maricopa High School Winter Sports Schedule
Boys Basketball
Friday, February 7
MHS @ Poston BuƩe
4p/5:30p/7p
Girls Basketball
Friday, February 7
Poston BuƩe @ MHS 4p/5:30p/7p
Wrestling
Saturday, February 8
MHS @ SecƟonals - Flowing Wells High
School TBA
Friday, February 14
MHS @ Division 2 State Tournament
Session 1 @ PrescoƩ Valley 11:30a
Saturday, February 15
MHS @ Division 2 State Tournament
Session 2 @ PrescoƩ Valley 10a
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Preschool donates to Goodwill Express Preschool visits Reid Zoo in Tucson
Ms. Bianca’s class
with the clothing the
students brought to
school to donate to
others.
The students were
given a lesson on
clothing at the end of
January.
The preschool students
arrive at the Goodwill
Donation Express
Center in Maricopa and
learn about where their
donation will go.
Preschool students enjoy the parrots during their Reid zoo visit.
Story and photo by R. Miguel
Over thirty three year old preschool
students, along with staff and parents
from the Ak-Chin Child Development
Program made the trek to the Reid Park
Zoo in Tucson on Thursday, January
30th to see animals and other critters
the zoo had to offer.
They were told their
clothes and toy donations
could possibly go all
over the world to help
many people.
Leaving Goodwill
the students return
to school for a
celebration on
completing their
lesson.
The children had
a great time and
made a book about
their trip.
Photos courtesy of
Bianca ChavezSchrader
ValenƟne Gram Sale
February 3rd-February 12th
ValenƟne Grams: $1 and $3
ValenƟne Grams will be delivered
on Friday, February 14th
Deliveries within the Ak-Chin
Community only.
Sponsored by the Ak-Chin Preschool
Parent Group
For more informaƟon Contact:
Lisa Garcia: 520.560.4929
Immediately upon arrival, students,
chaperones, and parents quickly
separated and trekked to the areas
that housed the animals. Students
got a treat upon visiting the Malayan
Tiger area as the male Baheem, roared
continuously as to greet zoo animal
visitors. Anteaters; Sophia, Xander,
and Zoe weren’t shy as they strolled
through their area sniffing for insects
to snack on while giraffes; Elinor,
Denver, Texas, and Jasiri also nibbled
on twigs and hay during the afternoon
hour. Mini crocodiles Pablo and Lola
lazily enjoyed their time in their pond,
every once in a while the two would
dip their head underneath the water for
a few seconds before coming back up.
Youth
Council
host
O’odham
storytelling
Story & photos by J. Peters
One of the exciting sights was
watching Pfeiffer the otter slime her
way through grass, rocks, and wood
prior to taking a dive into a pool of
water, where she did flips and other
underwater maneuvers before coming
back out of the water. Before taking a
break for lunch, Lar Gibbon monkeys;
Billy, Lilith, and Moms showcased
their strength as they swung from tree
to tree.
A lunch of corndogs, cookies, and
punch was served for the group from
Ak-Chin in a nice shady designated
area at the zoo. Following lunch, the
group made one last trek around the
park to see animals; a total of twenty
eight other animals were visited prior
to the conclusion of the trip. Before
departing back to school, children were
able to visit the gift shop where they
purchased souvenirs. The following
day four year olds from Ak-Chin
visited the zoo and enjoyed the same
experience the three year olds did.
Tohono O’odham Nation member Michael Enis
shared stories and songs during his visit.
On Thursday January 23rd Ak-Chin
Youth Council held an O’odham
Storytelling session with T.O.C.A.
(Tohono
O’odham
Community
Action) from Sells at the Ak-Chin
Service Center. Michael Enis along
with 3 others shared four hours of
stories about creation, self-reflection
and tales of the coyote. A small dinner
was provided by the youth council.
Seventeen people were in attendance
at the session.
Ak-Chin Youth Council enjoy a night of O’odham storytelling.
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February 7 - 20, 2014
Maricopa Democrats honor Ak-Chin Indian Community
Story and photo by R. Miguel
Maricopa Democrats held a special
awards ceremony to thank the Ak-Chin
Indian Community for their donation of
$10 million to the City of Maricopa’s
new Copper Sky Recreation Complex
and the Maricopa Unified School
District at UltraStar Multi-tainment
Center on Saturday, January 18th.
Maricopa Democrats President
Kevin Taylor presented Ak-Chin Tribal
Chairman Louis Manuel, Jr. with a
plaque in the lobby area of the Center.
President Taylor addressed the donation
and elaborated on the Democrats
appreciation for the donation to a crowd
on hand that included members of the
Maricopa Democrat Party.
“For those of you who didn’t know,
Ak-Chin made a generous donation to
our school district and to our city,” Taylor
said. “Their donation will provide our
schools and city the financial support
needed to move forward. Today we are
showing our appreciation for what they
have done.”
Recipients, Maricopa Unified
School District (MUSD) received
$2.6 million and the new Copper Sky
Recreation Complex received $7.4
million; Copper Sky is slated to open
this year.
Maricopa Schools Superintendent
Dr. Steve Chestnut described how the
At the presentation by the Maricopa Democrats from left to right: Joshua Judd, Kraig Sarkash, Christine Nechvatal,
Sharon McPhie, Helen Brown, Marvin Brown, Cesselea Thepkaisone, Reannon Manuel, Louis Manuel, Jr., Kevin
Taylor, Julia Gusse, Constance Jackson, Jo Holt, Steve Chestnut, Dennis Howerton.
donation has been put to use thus far as
MUSD has added five additional math
teachers at the secondary level and the
installation of wireless network is in
progress for all eight district schools;
currently only one school (high school)
has wireless available. He also added
that the donation had an enormous effect
on funding other needed programs
during a time when the school district
budget was short.
“The donation the tribe gave was
a Godsend, it was something that was
unexpected,” Chestnut said. “That’s
the reason why we wanted to hold this
event here today, to bring attention and
support to the Ak-Chin Community.”
Chairman Manuel accepted the
plaque on behalf of the community.
“We as a community appreciate the
award and we thank the Democrats of
Maricopa for the plaque,” Chairman
Manuel said. “We help as much as
we can and in education we take into
consideration that everybody counts, so
again with thank you for this award.”
In attendance during the ceremony
were city of Maricopa Councilwoman
Julia Gusse and Councilman Marvin
Brown.
Later on in the evening, Chairman
Manuel was recognized as the recipient
of the Sonny Dunn Citizen of the Year
during the 2014 Maricopa Chamber of
Commerce Annual Community Awards
Ceremony, which was held at Harrah’s
Ak-Chin Casino and Resort. He was
presented with yellow roses from Will
Dunn.
by the Ira H. Hayes
American
Legion
Post #84, Miss Indian
Arizona
Alyssa
Garcia led the pledge
of allegiance, first
sharing it in O’odham
then in English.
The joint session
of Senate and House
Representatives
opened
with
comments
from
Arizona
Speaker
of the House Andy
Tobin, and Arizona Senate President
Andy Biggs.
Three Arizona tribal leaders shared
messages that reminded everyone of the
significant history and impact of Natives
American in Arizona.
Navajo
Nation
President Ben Shelly
spoke first. Arriving
earlier that morning,
he spoke with students
privately before the joint
session. In his speech he
shared a little of what
he shared with them.
He encouraged them to
“live your life the way
you want it.” He also
told them that if they
wanted to do things,
“you have to do it yourself,” he said. In
his language he called it, “T’áá hwó ájít’
éego,” translated meaning the Navajo
philosophy of being self-reliant. He also
discussed issues of healthcare, tribal
gaming, economic and community
development.
Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian
Community President Diane Enos
spoke next. With her introduction
in both O’odham and Pee-Posh, she
reminded all that the (Phoenix) area is
“territory of the O’odham people,” she
said. Since time immemorial she shared
how O’odham people were architects of
the irrigation systems in the area. “As
tribal nations are interests are similar to
yours,” she said to the State legislators
in attendance. “Our children are our
most precious resource,” she added. Her
remarks focused on education, roads,
and healthcare. With education, she
reminded state leaders of the importance
of having the availability of quality
Arizona tribal leaders meet with State Legislature at Capitol
Story and photos by K. Morago
They came from throughout
Arizona, representatives from nearly
all of the 22 Arizona Native tribes.
Gathered on the Capitol lawn, on the
House of Representative chamber
floor and up in the gallery, tribal
representatives participated in the 19th
Annual Indian Nations and Tribes
Legislative Day (INTLD) in downtown
Phoenix on Tuesday, January 21st.
Hosted by the Arizona Commission
of Indian Affairs, in partnership with
the ASU Office of American Indian
Initiatives and Navajo Technical
College, the day focuses on state-tribal
mutual interests and also celebrates
Arizona tribal culture and history.
After the Invocation by Ft.
McDowell Yavapai Nation Councilman
Paul Russell and Posting of the Colors
INTLD continues to page 16
To the Ak-Chin Indian Community:
I would like to express my
sincere appreciaƟon for your support
in elecƟng me to serve on our
Community Council. I look forward
in working with all of you as we,
together, set the direcƟon of where
you would like Ak-Chin to be.
Please remember that your
thoughts
are
welcomed
and
important. I highly encourage the
members to contact any Council
Member, verbally or in wriƟng, in
making your comments known on any
maƩer. I’d also like for all to consider
aƩending the monthly Community
MeeƟngs for presentaƟons and
updates that involve the Community.
Quite simply, thank you and let’s Delia M. Carlyle with Fort McDowell
move forward together.
Yavapai-Apache Nation Councilman
Paul Russell who was re-elected to
Sincerely,
office three days after Ak-Chin’s
Delia M. Carlyle
Council election on January 11th.
Arizona State Representatives from left to right (seated): Victoria Steele, Dist.
9 (Seneca/Mingo), Sally Ann Gonzales, Dist. #3 (Pascua Yaqui), Jamescita
Peshlakai, Dist. #7 (Navajo). Arizona Native royalty (standing): Miss Hopi High
School Claryn Josytewa, Miss Hualapai Kaylene Whatoname, Miss Indian NAU
Jewel Honga, Miss Indian Arizona Alyssa Garcia, Miss Pascua Yaqui Carina N.
Dominguez, Miss San Carlos Apache Miriam May, and Miss Gila River Lisa
Hendricks. Photo by Lee Hyeoma
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February 7 - 20, 2014
Ak-Chin Social Services
Current openings
in the Community:
* Police Officer
* Communications Officer
*Custodian (2)
Check with Human Resources
for the latest job announcements.
Please pick up
applications at
the Human Resources Office
or e-mail your resume to
[email protected]
Martina Guy
Health Educator
Diabetes Program
Complete your application
in full and be sure to sign
your name. Submit applications
before the closing date as late
applications will not
be accepted.
If you are claiming Indian
Preference, proof of tribal
enrollment MUST
be submitted
at the time of application.
Ak-Chin Indian Community
George William Austin
Legal Counselor
Community Government
Environmental Protection Department
(Water Operations)
If you organize your life
around the things you
are passionate about,
nothing is a time
burden. You end up
spending time with
people you want to
spend time with and
doing what you love.
—Jeffery Bores
ar
Ak-
Dep
vice
r
e
S
al
Soci resents:
P
Chin
Healthy Parenting Education and
Support Group
The topics covered are:
·
Parenting Styles
·
Genogram: The Family Map
·
Child Development
·
Attachment and Connection
·
Foundations of Healthy Parenting
·
Family Values, Rules, and Consequences
·
Behavior Management
·
Family Violence and the Effect on Children
The goal of this group is to help establish a support system for Community Families
and offer additional tools and techniques for parenting. Everyone is welcome to
participate!* For more information contact: Lynne Houston-Volden (Child and Family
Therapist) at Social Services. 520-568-1086.
When: Fridays from 11:00-12:30pm (Series 2 began 1/3/2014 next series in March ‘14)
Where: Social Services (48227 W. Farrell Road x Maricopa x AZ x Main Phone (520)
568-1093)
*A Certificate of Completion is issued when a participant actively participates in and
completes the series of topics.
Ak-Chin Indian Community
FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC
Monday, February 24th, 2014
Ak-Chin Fire Department
45401 W Farrell Rd
- Maricopa
LIMITED TO THE FIRST 40 DOGS AND CATS
CALL 480-234-6140 FOR APPOINTMENT
OUTDOOR WASTEWATER/SEWER
EMERGENCIES CALL
520-858-6999
OUTDOOR WATER
EMERGENCIES CALL
520-858-6061
t
tmen
Teen Substance Abuse
Group
Helping families and teens overcome issues of
substance abuse through community outreach. Ak-Chin Social
Service Department is dedicated to educating teens about the
dangersof drugs and alcohol abuse to inspire a brighter future.
Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Social Service Department
ADDRESS: 48227 W. Farrell Rd.
Maricopa, AZ 85139
Contact: Job Elliott
520-568-1091 [email protected]
after 5 PM please!
Ak-Chin/Maricopa
12 STEP RECOVERY MEETINGS
MONDAY:
Alcoholics Anonymous
Noon
Mt View Cmmty
Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Transportation provided
Narcotics Anonymous
7:00PM
Rise and Shine School
16540 N Porter Rd
TUESDAY:
Alcoholics Anonymous
6:30PM
Mt View Cmmty
Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Transportation Provided
Celebrate Recovery
7:00PM
Maricopa Community
Church 44977 W
Hathaway Ave
WEDNESDAY:
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:00PM
Ak Chin Housing
48277 W Farrell Rd.
Transportation provided
THURSDAY:
Narcotics Anonymous
7:00PM
Ak Chin Social Services
48227 W Farrell Rd
Transportation provided
Spanish Speaking AA
7:00PM
Mt View Cmmty
Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:00PM
Community of Hope
Church 18700 N Porter
Rd
FRIDAY:
Alcoholics Anonymous
12:00PM
Mt View Cmmty
Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Transportation provided
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:00PM
Mt View Cmmty
Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Al-Anon
7:00PM
Our Lady of Grace
45295 W Honeycutt Ave
SATURDAY:
Narcotics Anonymous
7:00PM
Our Lady of Grace
45295 W Honeycutt Ave
SUNDAY:
Narcotics Anonymous
7:00PM
Our Lady of Grace
45295 W Honeycutt Ave
AA Information:
520-426-9318
NA Information:
520-426-0121
Transportation:
520-836-1093
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February 7 - 20, 2014
Big Crane Coming to Ak-Chin and
Traffic Control at the New Justice
Complex
As a part of the
continuing construction
of the new Justice
Complex, on Saturday,
February 8th Kitchell
Contractors will be
utilizing a 250-ton
crane to install air
conditioning
units.
Traffic on Farrell Road should
not be disrupted. We regret any
inconvenience this may cause.
Starting about 6:30 a.m. Monday,
February 10th, flagmen will be
posted on Farrell road to aid in
traffic control for paving of the
new driveway connections to the
new Justice Complex. For your
safety and the safety of others,
please follow all traffic control
signs and flagmen’s instructions.
Expect intermittent traffic delays
all day, and plan your travel times
accordingly.
We regret any inconvenience this
may cause. If you should have
any questions or concerns, please
contact Project Manager, Larry
Joe at 520-510-9218 or [email protected]
St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Mission
16657 N. Church St. Maricopa, AZ 85139
Ak-Chin Indian Community
February 2014 Schedule
Sunday Mass at 12:00 pm
February 9, with Fr. Richard Moyer
February 16, with Fr. Tom Hever
February 23, with Fr. Eric Schimmel
ANNOUNCEMENTS
February 22, 2014 at 10 am
Catholic Council of Elders MeeƟng
San Lucy – Gila Bend
BapƟsms are every 4th Sunday of the month and bapƟsm classes are
every 2nd Saturday of the month. If you are interested please contact
Flower Ruelas at (520) 568-3700 or (602) 717-3761.
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16
February 7 - 20, 2014
CAC invites public to cultural presentations
delivered by Fulbright Scholar Dr. Biswas
story continued from page 13
LEFT:
San Carlos
Apache
Chairman
Terry
Rambler
By Guy Harrison, Media & Marketing Specialist
RIGHT:
Salt River
President
Diane Enos
education.
Understanding
the
federal
trust relationship with Congress of
the United States, President Enos
encouraged a relationship with the state
“on a different sort. Let us develop a
relationship of trust,” she said. She
talked of the historical benefits her
ancestors provided to settlers coming
into the area where both groups
mutually benefitted. “Let’s go forward
together,” she said.
San Carlos Apache Chairman
Terry Rambler shared final remarks.
President of the Inter-Tribal Council
of Arizona, he offered statistics of
Arizona tribal impact in employment,
and state shared gaming revenue.
Chairman Rambler expressed concern
about the state’s water supply
and the environmental issue of
global warming. “What can we
do to reverse climate change?”
he asked the audience. He
encouraged the audience to look
to solutions and also look to
renewable energy sources.
State representatives asked
for time from the leadership
to introduce tribal leaders in
their respective districts. State
Representative Steve Smith
introduced Ak-Chin Chairman Louis
Manuel, Jr., Miss Indian Arizona
Alyssa Garcia and her chaperone Lisa
Garcia. Introduced from the gallery was
Council member Delia Carlyle.
Exhibitors were on the lawn most
of the day representing a variety of
Native American businesses, those that
do business with Native tribes, schools,
and others. At the conclusion of the
joint protocol session, lunch was served
on the lawn.
City of Maricopa Mayor Christian
Price was also in attendance. The city
was one of the associate sponsors of the
INLD event.
In the afternoon, a panel discussion
on law enforcement issues affecting
Native communities was held.
ABOVE: Maricopa
Mayor Christian Price
with Chairman Louis
Manuel, Jr.
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – If you ever
wanted to travel to India and learn
about the country’s culture but have
never found the time or money to do
so, Central Arizona College has the
solution.
CAC invites the public to a series of
presentations scheduled to be delivered
across four of its campuses throughout
Pinal County by Indian Fulbright
Scholar in Residence Dr. Sivasish
Biswas. The series is scheduled to begin
Wed., Feb. 5 at the college’s Maricopa
Campus and conclude Thurs., March 6
at the Signal Peak Campus.
All of Biswas’s presentations are
open to the public at no cost, except for
the $10 cost for Indian cuisine served
buffet-style at the Feb. 24 presentation
which will also include a brief video.
The schedule of presentations is as
follows:
 Monday, Feb. 10 - Post-1947
Indian Fiction in English
- Superstition Mountain
Campus (Apache Junction),
Room C-105, 6 p.m.
 Monday, Feb. 24 - The Exotic
Northeast: A Marginalized
People - Signal Peak Campus,
Room I-200 (Patio Room),
Noon
 Thursday, March 6 - Torn
Pages from the Northeast Signal Peak Campus, Room
T-116, 6 p.m.
Prior to coming to CAC in August
2013, Dr. Sivasish Biswas served the
Department of English at Mizoram
University as reader and department
chair from 2004 to 2009 before
joining the English Department at
Assam University’s Diphu Campus
as professor and chair. Currently, he
is Fulbright Scholar in Residence at
CAC, a position he will hold until
returning to Assam University this
summer. He has presented papers at
various international conferences in
India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia,
Austria and the United States. Biswas
has also organized many conferences,
including, most recently, Narrativizing
 Thursday, Feb. 20 - World the Margins: Northeast India and
Literature: Shadow Lines and Beyond, which boasted 207 participants
a Hybrid People - San Tan from 14 countries.
His book, Rhetoric of Ambivalence,
Campus, Room C-127, 1:30
is
recently
published. Two volumes
p.m.
of stories, Torn
Pages from the
Northeast
and
Recollections
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presentations,
On February 8
contact
CAC
10:00 - 11:00
Communications
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Chair
540 N. Camino Mercado
Karen
Hindhede
at
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
[email protected]
centralaz.edu or
by phone at 520494-5074.
For more information contact:
LEFT: Miss Indian
Arizona Alyssa
Garcia visits with
Kari McCormick of
Kitchell Contractors at
Legislative Day. (Photo
Celina Salinas
520-421-1394
[email protected]
Extended.nau.edu
SAVE THE DATE
10th Annual
courtesy of Lee Hyeoma)
AMERICAN INDIAN DISABILITY SUMMIT
Theme:
“Gathering Native Voices to Create Strong Community
Connections to Empower People with Disabilities”
Our mission is to provide for interaction, networking, education and support for
American Indians with disabilities and their families, and bridging opportunities
and resources in rural and urban tribal communities.
Featuring: Presentation of the Marcus Harrison, Jr. Leadership Award
2014 Summit being held at:
Phoenix Airport Marriott
1101 North 44th Street,
Phoenix, Arizona
MARCH 27 – 28, 2014
The summit is held to facilitate training, outreach and technical assistance for
American Indians with disabilities residing in urban and rural areas. Attendees
will gain awareness of support services, become empowered and improve their
lifestyle by learning strategies to eliminate barriers to service delivery.
For registration information and for an application, please call: 602-443-0707
(Rosalie), or 602-495-7521(Dorothy). For on-line registration, visit website
http://9thamericanindiandisabilitysummit.eventbrite.com/. This is a fragrance and
tobacco free event.
For special accommodations/transportation needs call: Fernando Cruz at (ABIL)
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living at: (602) 443-0708, by March 14,
2014.
SAVE THE DATE
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February 7 - 20, 2014
The City of Maricopa is hosting a Job Fair to recruit and hire more than 75 staff for the new Copper Sky Multigenerational/Aquatic
Center and Regional Park opening in March. Qualified applicants are being sought to staff the recreation programs, child watch
center, front service desk, fitness areas, pools and park maintenance.
Below is the list of open positions that will be recruited at the Job Fair.
Since most of these are part-time positions, multiple people will be
needed for each job.
POSITION
Recreation Aide
Recreation Aide II
Rec Services Leader
Service Desk Aide
Child Watch Aide II
Child Watch Leader
Special Instructor
Lifeguard
Head Lifeguard
Water Safety Instructor
Building Supervisor
Parks Maintenance Worker
Parks Maintenance Worker F/T
SALARY RANGE
$8.36 - $11.43
$9.36 - $12.43
$13.92 - $19.18
$8.36 - $11.43
$9.36 - $12.43
$13.92 - $19.18
$16.92 - $23.32
$11.00 - $15.55
$13.02 - $17.57
$12.02 - $16.57
$13.92 - $19.18
$13.92 - $19.18
$13.92 - $19.18
(Off White & Parker Rd, just south of Honeycutt Rd)
What to Expect from the Job Fair:
Representatives from each area of the Copper Sky Recreation Complex
will be on-hand to present information about the positions they have to
offer and provide an overview of the new Complex. Plus, Human
Resources can answer general employment questions and assist with
on-site applications.
To pre-complete an application to bring with you,
visit www.maricopa-az.gov/web/jobs-portal and fill out a City of
Maricopa Application. Scanners and computers will be available at the
fair to enter applications.
If you can’t attend the job fair, please submit an online application at
www.maricopa-az.gov/web/jobs-portal. First reviews will be done on
February 10th and positions will be posted until filled.
The 52,000 sq. ft. Multigenerational Center and 98
Regional Park will be Opening Mid-March.
cre
Human Resources: (520) 316.6805
SAVE THE DATE
Earth Day
Friday, April 25, 2014
Ak-Chin 2014 Earth Day
Youth Art Contest!
Hey Ak-Chin Youth!!! Show off your artistic skills in the Ak-Chin Indian
Community’s Annual Earth Day Event! The winning art work will be used
on tee shirts & to promote activities for the 2014 Earth Day Event being
held on Friday, April 25, 2014.
THEME: “Make Everyday Earth Day”
8 ½ x 11 Drawings
Entries must reflect the protection and preservation of the environment and our natural
resources such as air, water, wildlife, and the earth.
RULES
1. Artist must be in Grades K – 12th
2. Open to Ak-Chin Community Members and Community Residents Only
3. Drawing must be on 8 ½ x 11 size paper
4. Drawing can be in paint, markers or crayon (no pencil drawing)
5. Write your name, age, grade, mailing address and telephone number on the
back of the drawing
DEADLINE
Friday, February 28, 2014
No Art Work will be accepted after this date!
PRIZES
1st Prize – Plaque & Art Work to be used to
Promote Earth Day Activities
2nd Prize – Plaque
3rd Prize – Plaque
Entries may be used in future 2015 EPD Calendar!
SUBMIT YOUR ART WORK TO:
Ak-Chin Indian Community
Environmental Protection Department
42507 West Peters & Nall Road
Maricopa, Arizona 85138
AK-CHIN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT
RECYCLED ART CONTEST
GOALS: To increase environmental awareness and encourage recycling and sustainable pracƟces at
schools and in the Community.
PRIZES: Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each age group. One GRAND PRIZE
overall will be awarded. Winners will be announced during the Earth Day CelebraƟon luncheon on
Friday, April 25, 2014 and need not be present to win.





AGE GROUPS:
Preschool
Elementary
Middle School
High School
Adult – 18 years or over
RECYCLED ART CONTEST RULES
 Entries must be submiƩed on or before 5:00
p.m., Monday, April 21st, 2014 to the Ak-Chin
Water ReclamaƟon Facility, 46200 W. Ralph
Street, Maricopa, AZ. Only one entry per
person.
 Over 50% of the final work of art
(drawing, painƟng, sculpture,
jewelry) must be from recycled
materials.
 Criteria:The materials used would
have been considered junk or
garbage and would have ended
up in the landfill if you had not
rescued them for art. Contestants
can use found items such as pine
cones, rocks, sƟcks, and shells. The
majority of the project should be
recycled material such as recycled
paper, cardboard, plasƟcs, glass,
cans, boƩles, wood, Styrofoam etc.
 Art will be judged on originality,
creaƟvity, ingenuity and use of
recycled materials.
 Art will be displayed during the
Ak-Chin Indian Community Earth
Day CelebraƟon at the Ak-Chin
RecreaƟon Center Gym, 46753 W.
Farrell Road on Friday, April 25,
2014, where winners will be announced.
 Artwork may be picked up from the Ak-Chin
Gym between 1:00 – 2:00 pm aŌer the event.
All artwork must be picked up from the Ak-Chin
Water ReclamaƟon Facility, 46200 W. Ralph
Street, on Monday, April 28th, 2014 8am-5pm.
Art not picked up on this day will be recycled
or donated.
 For more informaƟon or locaƟon direcƟons,
call Brenda at (520) 568-1158 or email: [email protected]
ak-chin.nsn.us
Submit the following information with your work of art:
EARTH DAY 2014 RECYCLED ART CONTEST
ENTRY Form
Artist’s Name: ______________________________________
Artist’s Age Group:
… Preschool – Age: ___
… Elementary – Age: ___
… Middle School – Age: ___
… High School – Age: ___
… Adult – 18 years or over
Address: ______________________ Phone #: _____________
City: __________________________ Zip Code: ___________
Brief Description of Media & Recycled Materials Used:
___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________
Title of Art Work (Optional): ___________________________
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February 7 - 20, 2014
AK-CHIN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Meeting is open to Ak-Chin Indian Community/Resident
Elementary & Middle School Parents & Guardians
MeeƟng is open to Ak-Chin Indian Community/Resident
HIGH SCHOOL parents & guardians
AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Grade Reports &
Remaining Academic
Term
2. Ak-Chin AŌer School
Tutoring Program
3. Health Related Issues
& PrevenƟon
4. Staī Updates
AGENDA
1. Grade Reports &
Remaining Academic Term
2. Academic Support
3. Higher Education/
Vocational School Update
4. Staff Update
Dinner
d
Provide
Do or
Prizes
The Ak-Chin EducaƟon Department supports the Ak-Chin Indian
Community in their desire to pursue their educaƟonal goals by means
of quality educaƟonal services in support of life-long learners.
FOR TRANSPORTATION OR QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL (520) 568-1283
Parents/Guardians if you need transportaƟon, please call (520) 568-1283
The Ak-Chin EducaƟon Department supports the Ak-Chin Indian Community in their desire to pursue
their educaƟonal goals by means of quality educaƟonal services in support of life-long learners.
March 1-2, 2014
Deadline: February 21st by 5 p.m.
Entry Fee: $175 (Cash or Money Order ONLY)
Awards: 1st-3rd Place Trophies & T-Shirts
MVP & All-Tourneys
ELIGIBILITY: MUST BE IN JR. HIGH AND/OR 6TH-9TH
GRADE (MUST HAVE SCHOOL I.D. IF QUESTIONS ARISE)
To Enter a Team or For more Information, contact:(520) 568-1740 or Brenda Segay @ (520) 568-1753
Ak-Chin
Parks & Recreation
WOMEN’S 3-ON-3
BASKETBALL
LEAGUE 2014
*LEAGUE WILL START
ON MARCH 23RD*
GAMES WILL BE PLAYED
ON SUNDAYS
Deadline: March 14th by 5 p.m.
Entry Fee: $100
Due At First Game
NO EXCEPTIONS
To enter a Team or For more Information,
contact: (520) 568-1740 or
Brenda Segay @ (520) 568-1753
Ak-Chin
Ak-Chin
Parks &
& Recreation
Recreation
Parks
MEN’S
4-ON-4
BASKETBALL
LEAGUE 2014
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
DEADLINE TO REGISTER MARCH 21ST
*LEAGUE
*LEAGUEWILL
WILL START
START
ON
ON MARCH
MARCH 23RD*
23RD*
GAMES
GAMESWILL
WILL BE
BE PLAYED
PLAYED
ON
ON SUNDAYS
SUNDAYS
Deadline: March 14th by 5 p.m.
Entry Fee: $100
Due At First Game
NO EXCEPTIONS
To Enter a Team or For more Information,
contact:(520) 568-1740 or
Brenda Segay @ (520) 568-1753
ALSO LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER
COACHES, MUST FILL OUT
A BACKGROUND FORM
For More Information,
Contact the Recreation Department
@520-568-1740 or Thomas Carlyle
@520-568-1744
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February 7 - 20, 2014
T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
“BREAKING THE ICE”
MEN’S OPEN BASKETBALL
TOURNAMENT 2014
OPEN TO THE FIRST 16 TEAMS
FEBRUARY 14th - 16th
AWARDS
1st - 3rd Place Trophies & T-Shirts
All Tourneys
M.V.P.
ENTRY FEE $180.00
CASH OR MONEY ORDERS ONLY
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY-7TH @ 5pm
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
BRENDA SEGAY @520-568-1753
RECREATION DEPT @ 520-568-1740
We are looking for a t-shirt design for our upcoming 23rd Annual Him-Dak
Celebration. Contest open to Ak-Chin Indian Community Members. The winning
design will best exemplify our theme:
“A Union of Two Communities Celebrating 20 Years of Opportunities,
Growth & Success”
The winning design will be printed on all 23rd Annual Him-Dak Celebration T-shirts.
To submit your design for consideration, please send it with the entry form below.
Our judges will pick the winning design. The winner will receive a $100 award and the
first copy of their t-shirt. We will also be awarding 2nd and 3rd place entries.
Official Rules & Regulations
1. Designs should measure 12” x 12” on unlined white drawing paper or illustration board.
2. Designs must be executed in one of the following color mediums: inks, markers, or paint.
NO PENCIL SKETCHING! Artwork must be clean/clear and printable. Artwork that does not meet
the regulations, will not be considered.
3. An official entry form must be submitted with your design. DO NOT affix entry form to artwork.
4. DO NOT write on front or back of artwork.
5. Designs MUST include the title, “A Union of Two Communities Celebrating 20 Years of Opportunities, Growth & Success”. Please include “23rd Annual Him-Dak Celebration”. Title needs to be
displayed prominently in your design and letters should measure at least 2” high.
6. Artist must sign their artwork.
7. Limit of one entry per person
8. Prizes awarded to First - $100, Second - $75, and Third - $50
9. All entries must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, March 7th, 2014.
Boys & Girls Divisions
Ages: 13-18
March 14th - 16th
Entry Fee: $175
(Non-refundable)
Cash or Money Order,
NO PERSONAL CHECKS
Deadline: March 7th
by 5:00 p.m.
Awards: 1st-3rd Place
Trophies & T-Shirts
Individual Awards: MVP &
All Tourneys
Birth Certificate & School I.D.
May Be Required
Open to the First 8 Teams
In Each Division
To Enter A Team Or For More Information,
Contact the Recreation Center at 520-568-1740 or Brenday Segay at 520-568-1753
Designs will be judged by a 5-person jury. The person who submits the winning design will receive $100 and will
have the design reproduced on the 23rd Annual Him-Dak Celebration T-Shirts. All entries become the property of
the Ak-Chin Him-Dak EcoMuseum and Archives and may be modified as necessary. Decisions of the judges are final.
For additional information, contact Museum staff at (520) 568-1350.
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February 7 - 20, 2014
SHOW TIMES
Starting Friday,
February 7, 2014
The Legend of Hercules 3D (PG-13)
2:00 PM
Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins
3D Upcharge Applies
99 minutes
The Legend of Hercules (PG-13)
Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins
99 minutes
Paranormal Activity: The Marked
Ones (R)
Carlos Pratts, Richard Cabral
84 minutes
11:45 AM, 4:30, 7:00
11:05 AM, 1:15, 4:00, 6:15,
8:30
Sorry, No Passes
; No Passes Allowed
11:05 AM, 1:15, 4:00, 6:15,
Paranormal Activity: The Marked
8:30
Ones (R)
Sorry, No Passes
Carlos Pratts, Richard Cabral
; No Passes Allowed; D-BOX
84 minutes
Seats Available
Grudge Match (PG-13)
Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro
113 minutes
Lone Survivor (R)
Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch
121 minutes
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
(PG)
Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller
125 minutes
The Wolf of Wall Street (R)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew
McConaughey
179 minutes
Walking With Dinosaurs (PG)
Justin Long, John Leguizamo
80 minutes
Anchorman 2: The Legend
Continues (PG-13)
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell
119 minutes
JULY
July 13: Brad Paisley w/ Randy Houser, Leah Turner & more
July 19: Motley Crue w/ Alice Cooper
July 26: Dierks Bentley w/ Chris Young, Chase Rice & Jon Pardi
AUGUST
Aug 8: Fall Out Boy & Paramore
Aug 15: Rascal Flatts w/ Sheryl Crow & Gloriana
SEPTEMBER
Sept 5: Blake Shelton w/ The Band Perry, Neal McCoy
& Dan+Shay
Sept 20: Jason Aldean w/ Florida Georgia Line & Tyler Farr
OCTOBER
Oct 23: Luke Bryan w/ Lee Brice & Cole Swindell
11:10 AM, 3:15, 7:00
Sorry, No Passes
; No Passes Allowed
12:15, 2:30, 4:40, 7:10
11:10 AM, 2:10, 5:30, 8:10
Her (R)
Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
120 minutes
11:00 AM, 1:45, 4:45, 7:30
Sorry, No Passes
; No Passes Allowed
Frozen (PG)
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel
108 minutes
JUNE
June 1: OneRepublic w/ The Script
12:45, 4:10, 7:15
10:00 AM
Parent Movie Morning
The Hobbit: The Desolation of
Smaug (PG-13)
Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom
161 minutes
MAY
May 8: Avicii
May 16: Tim McGraw w/ Cassadee Pope
May 18: Journey & Steve Miller Band w/ Tower of Power
11:15 AM, 2:15, 5:15, 8:00
Her (R)
Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
120 minutes
American Hustle (R)
Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper
129 minutes
MARCH
Mar 19: Kings of Leon w/ Local Natives
Mar 22: Lady Antebellum w/ Kip Moore & Kacey Musgraves
11:40 AM, 2:20, 5:00, 7:45
Sorry, No Passes
; No Passes Allowed
1:30, 4:25, 7:40
12:00, 3:30, 7:05
12:30, 3:00

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