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

Volume XXVIII, Issue 3

Featured Stories

  • Ak-Chin represents at O'odham Wapkial Ha:Tas
  • Ak-Chin and UltraStar host Super Tailgate Party
  • January Community Meeting
  • Maricopa Democrats honor Ak-Chin Indian Community
  • Arizona tribal leaders meet with State Legislature at Capitol


Previous Issues

Volume XXVII, Issue 2

In This Issue:
» Carlyle retains seat while Narcia gets a second stint
» A final address from former Councilman Gabriel Lopez
» Ak-Chin Council election and inauguration scenes...

Volume XXVII, Issue 1

In This Issue:
» Carlyle, Lopez look to retain seats while Narcia and Vincent seek terms
» Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino celebrates Dunkin Donuts grand opening
» 2013 Year In Review

Volume XXVII, Issue 24

In This Issue:
» Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Major Partnership With Ak-Chin Indian Community
» Masik Tas Celebrates 25 Years of Ak-Chin Water Settlement

Volume XXVII, Issue 23

In This Issue:
» UltraStar reaches one year
» Runner Staff visits Navajo Times Newspaper
» News from the Ak-Chin Industrial Park Board

Volume XXVII, Issue 22

In This Issue:
» Topping Off celebration marks milestone for construction of Judicial Facility
» Chairman Louis Manuel, Jr. to be added to Wall of Success
» Ak-Chin Preschool hosts Fall Festival

Volume XXVII, Issue 21

In This Issue:
» St. Francis Feast celebrated
» October Community Meeting
» Ak-Chin projects highlighted during filming of Treatment Plants
» Ak-Chin Halloween activities

Volume XXVII, Issue 20

In This Issue:
» First Ak-Chin member to participate: Alyssa Garcia crowned Miss Indian Arizona
» Tuff Hedeman greets fans at UltraStar for Showdown Kickoff
» Ak-Chin students enjoy plenty of Intersession activities during Fall Break

Volume XXVII, Issue 19

In This Issue:
» Large turnout celebrates NARD
» Elders learn about healthy food choices at Dr. Time presentation
» Planning staff speak at Gathering
» 2013 Employee Bash

Volume XXVII, Issue 18

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin partners up for Scottsdale Showdown
» Ak-Chin Library Movie Club premieres films at UltraStar
» "Fill'er up" Ak-Chin Airport ready to offer fueling service
» Arizona Indian Gaming Association holds meeting in Ak-Chin

Volume XXVII, Issue 17

In This Issue:
» Renovated Oasis Lounge opens with holiday entertainment
» Him-Dak hosts 1 year anniversary for BIA House Renovation Project
» New State of Indian Country Arizona report released
» Completely full house at Ak-Chin Parent Meeting

Volume XXVII, Issue 16

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin Tribal Council members attend Obama visit to Phoenix
» Ak-Chin Elders visit Taos, New Mexico
» Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick tours UltraStar
» Ten students graduate from Ak-Chin GED Program in last eight months

Volume XXVII, Issue 15

In This Issue:
» 2013 National Native Media Conference
» Ak-Chin Youth Council attend UNITY
» Ak-Chin Receives Achievement Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
» July Quarterly Community Meeting

Volume XXVII, Issue 14

In This Issue:
» Mercury hold practice in Ak-Chin
» Locals attend Yarnell Fire Memorial
» Ak-Chin celebrates 4th of July
» Ak-Chin students earn spots in NAJA's Project Phoenix

Volume XXVII, Issue 13

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin Community celebrates San Juan Church Feast
» Ak-Chin Health Education helps prepare athletes
» Pascua Yaqui Ceremonies shared at June Gathering
» Council Updates

Volume XXVII, Issue 12

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin announces partnership with Live Nation
» BIA Agent House given state preservation award
» Ak-Chin hosts Nineteen Tribal Nations Workforce Investmentmeeting
» Ak-Chin and MUSD sign Memorandum of Agreement to aid students

Volume XXVII, Issue 11

In This Issue:
» Hohokam Park Groundbreaking
» Ak-Chin students participate in graduation and promotion ceremonies
» Ak-Chin Elders help Frances Stephens celebrate 80th Birthday
» Youth Council host Ann Kirkpatrick