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Current Issue of the Ak-Chin O'odham Runner Newspaper

Volume XXX, Issue 19

Featured Stories

  • Fun in the sun during N.A.R.D. celebration
  • St. Francis Feast enjoyed first weekend of October
  • Chairman Miguel attends Tribal Nations Conference
  • Members meet In-House Counsel, updates at September Community Meeting


Previous Issues

Volume XXX, Issue 18

In This Issue:
» O'odham Justice League supports #NoDAPL
» Fly like an Eagle - Harrah's Ak-Chin removes historical eagle statue as part of renovation plans
» Council Member Updates 9/9/2016

Volume XXX, Issue 17

In This Issue:
» We are the champions - Ak-Chin Lizards take home championship in chair volleyball tournament
» Virginia Thomas celebrates 93
» Close, but no cigar - AZ Rattlers lose tough one in 2016 ArenaBowl

Volume XXX, Issue 16

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin is headed to the ArenaBowl
» Ak-Chin awarded self-governance grant for healthcare
» Sunny San Diego area fun for Ak-Chin elder out-of-state trip
» July Gathering presenter Enis elicits rain, it arrives

Volume XXX, Issue 15

In This Issue:
» Proposed Constitution passes overwhelmingly
» After 50+ years, Leona Kakar retires
» Team Ak-Chin places third at Cheyenne Frontier Days
» Carlyle attends DNC in Philly, serves on Credentials committee

Volume XXX, Issue 14

In This Issue:
» St. Francis of Assisi hosts Incardination Ceremony and Mass
» AZ Rattlers celebrate Ak-Chin and get the Win
» Ak-Chin Library makes the Top 10
» Ak-Chin hoops it up in NABI playoffs

Volume XXX, Issue 13

In This Issue:
» San Juan Feast held
» Ak-Chin presents the 2016 NABI Games
» Ak-Chin Library makes the Top 10
» Ak-Chin moves forward with "Big Plan" for casino expansion

Volume XXX, Issue 12

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin Fire Department donates to 100 Club of Arizona
» D-Backs Intertribal Baseball Tourney is a homerun
» Ak-Chin Library makes the Top 10
» Ak-Chin Runner Spotlight: Ak-Chin Council

Volume XXX, Issue 11

In This Issue:
» The Class of 2016
» Council Update
» May Community Meeting
» Ak-Chin produces summer crops

Volume XXX, Issue 10

In This Issue:
» Pinal County Peace Officers Memorial honors Chief Milton P. Antone
» Ak-Chin members achieve higher education dreams
» St. Francis Celebrates Rite of Confirmation

Volume XXX, Issue 9

In This Issue:
» Councilwoman Antone participates in AZ Rattlers coin toss
» 2016 Earth Day Celebration
» Him-Dak hosts yearly Mother's Day Tea with Elders

Volume XXX, Issue 8

In This Issue:
» 25th Annual Him-Dak Celebration held
» Ak-Chin joins thousands for annual JDRF One Walk
» Ak-Chin Police Department hosts 4th Annual Special Olympics Bowling Tourney

Volume XXX, Issue 7

In This Issue:
» Warrior Challenge Benefits Special Olympics
» Ak-Chin sponsors 2016 Arizona Rattlers
» Safety and transportation focus of March Community Meeting

Volume XXX, Issue 6

In This Issue:
» 2016 Four Tribes Meeting
» AKC brings the fun during Intersession 2016
» Rattlers begin training camp

Volume XXX, Issue 5

In This Issue:
» 11th Annual Seeds of Change Gala
» Ak-Chin Elders visit Salt River for Senior Games
» Council Member Updates

Volume XXX, Issue 4

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin Thunder brings home 2016 PHX3on3 title
» 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open sets new records
» Ak-Chin celebrates 2016 O'odham Tash Rodeo

Volume XXX, Issue 3

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin Inauguration begins Manuel's fourth term
» Ak-Chin debuts as first ever local sponsor at Waste Management Phoenix Open
» January Community Meeting