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

Volume XXXIV, Issue 4

Featured Stories

  • 2020 Cowboy Days & O'odham Tash continues to honor the culture of neighboring tribes
  • Ak-Chin Circle Master Plan SpeakOut Meetings
  • February presentations pay extra attention to Elders
  • January 2020 Community Meeting


Previous Issues

Volume XXXIV, Issue 3

In This Issue:
» WMPO 2020 leaves lasting impressions with Community
» Ak-Chin embraces 82nd Annual Tohono O'odham Nation Rodeo and Fair
» Chairman Miguel and Leona Kakar, selected 2020 O'odham Tash Parade Grand Marshals

Volume XXXIV, Issue 2

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin Security meets with Gila River P.D.
» WMPO - over the years
» Great Expectations for 2020 WMPO

Volume XXXIV, Issue 1

In This Issue:
» Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino celebrates 25 years in community
» Community Reflections of 2019...
» The Community celebrates the holidays

Volume XXXIII, Issue 24

In This Issue:
» 2019 Ak-Chin Masik Tas continues to bring great entertainment and new events
» Masik Tas Elder chair volleyball tournament
» O'odham Neok

Volume XXXIII, Issue 22

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin celebrates Early Childhood Education Expansion
» Ak-Chin Elder Center and Elders recognized at AICOA Conference
» Ak-Chin celebrates 20th Annual Veterans Day event

Volume XXXIII, Issue 21

In This Issue:
» Annual EPA Region 9 Tribal Conference held at Harrah's
» 2019 Ak-Chin Pink Run offers support and strength
» St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day in Ak-Chin

Volume XXXIII, Issue 20

In This Issue:
» Big Boy steams through Maricopa
» SR 347 scoping study open house recommends traffic plans
» September Meeting focuses on New Programs, Community Events and Information Systems

Volume XXXIII, Issue 19

In This Issue:
» Third annual Super Hero 5k soars at Ak-Chin
» Chairman Miguel attends Tribal Leaders Roundtable on Energy in DC
» NARD 2019 "Celebrating O'odham Language"

Volume XXXIII, Issue 18

In This Issue:
» Two injured in airplane crash at Ak-Chin Airport
» Extreme Midget Wrestling brings BIG excitement to UltraStar
» Elders visit New Mexico landmarks

Volume XXXIII, Issue 17

In This Issue:
» Chairman Miguel meets House Speaker Pelosi
» August Community Meeting
» Historic BIA Agent House celebrates 7th Anniversary

Volume XXXIII, Issue 16

In This Issue:
» Notah Begay III holds clinics at Southern Dunes
» Spotlight on Elder Chair Volleyball
» July Community Meeting

Volume XXXIII, Issue 15

In This Issue:
» Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee visits Ak-Chin Community
» Chairman Miguel elected Vice-President of Inter-Tribal Association of Arizona
» July Community Gathering focuses on bahidag harvest