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2014-02-06 16:23:03

PHOENIX, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The tribal leaders of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) congratulate Terry Rambler, Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Chairman of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association for being selected one of the 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders in Arizona. The award is given by the AZ Business Magazine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/LA60638) "I am deeply honored and accept this on behalf of the San...

2013-12-06 12:26:56

Fear of implications of a Glendale casino on other county parcel grows PHOENIX, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- City leaders express growing concern that building a casino on a Glendale, Ariz. county island sets precedent for the Tohono O'odham Nation--a tribe from Southern Arizona--to go into any city, purchase land and convert it into an Indian reservation/casino property. The Tohono O'odham Nation is the same tribe who made public commitments to steer clear of the Phoenix-metro area when it...

2013-09-03 16:25:46

PHOENIX, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor, comedian, film, TV and concert star Paul Rodriguez will perform at the closing luncheon November 8, 2013 at EXPO AIGA, the Southwest's Foremost Gaming & Business Summit & Trade Show. EXPO AIGA runs from November 6 through 8, 2013 at Casino del Sol Resort, Tucson, Arizona, owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. "Paul Rodriguez is a consummate entertainer who was voted one of the most influential Hispanics in America," said...

2012-05-17 02:24:03

PHOENIX, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) announced today that Jason W. Nichols has accepted the position of Deputy Director of AIGA. Nichols had previously served as Gaming Commissioner for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. He was selected after a national search of candidates. The organization is growing its outreach into the business community as the tribal communities diversify their business interests. The Deputy Director will be instrumental in the...

2012-04-03 06:24:38

SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Further demonstrating a deference to the Native American culture from which it was inspired, Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), welcomes world renowned Native American performers to the property for regular shows. Beginning March 16, Yellow Bird Productions will perform two free shows at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for guests every Friday and Saturday through...

2010-09-09 07:30:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- It's almost time to trek, eat, dance, craft and meet yourself at the 37th Annual Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY) Folklife Festival, October 8-10, 2010. The year's most beloved and largest celebration of the multi-national Arizona-Sonora Region's folk and ethnic communities promises to be better than ever. Hundreds of performers, food vendors, folk artists, marketplace vendors, special events and more will converge in an expanded Downtown Tucson showcase...

2010-06-09 17:28:00

DENVER, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, the United Health Foundation has given $50,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) to continue providing access to higher education for American Indian students who are committed to improving the health of their communities. The United Health Foundation Tribal Scholars Program supports scholars at Arizona's state universities and tribal colleges. Scholarship recipients must have a GPA of 3.0, be studying in...

2010-02-09 10:03:00

Statement of Support re: White House Initiative on Childhood Obesity Attributed to Sterling K. Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation deeply supports the First Lady's Let's Move challenge to the nation to take action against childhood obesity. We're excited about her personal passion for this work and her commitment to change the course for our nation's children. We also applaud and are...

2008-09-13 09:00:14

By ERICA MELTZER Pima County taxpayers may end up buying a 106-acre Southwest Side property that the county designated for industrial use against the wishes of the owners, who wanted to put a residential subdivision there. The designation was part of a series of larger land-use decisions made late last year to address anticipated growth that could add as many as 114,000 new residents over the next 50 years to the area between Mission and Sandario roads. County officials said they need...

2008-08-23 09:00:30

By ERICA MELTZER Flow shift could hurt river habitat Pima County officials say a concern raised by the Ak-Chin Indian Community about effluent reaching its land could destroy riparian habitat in the Santa Cruz River that is sustained by discharge from county sewage-treatment plants. County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said finding another way to dispose of the effluent could cost sewer ratepayers anywhere from $285 million to $10 billion. But a Tucson Water official said that by...