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Congratulations to our very own Mariah Jordan Sharpe the newly crowned 56th Miss Indian Arizona!

Mariah Jordan Sharpe, representing the Colorado River Indian Tribes, (CRIT) was crowned Miss Indian Arizona, 2017-18 on October 14, 2017.  She is the daughter of Chaweka Fisher and Isaac Sharpe, an enrolled member of CRIT and is of Mohave and Chemehuevi descent.  Currently Mariah resides in Phoenix, Arizona where she attends Paradise Valley Community College, pursuing a degree in health and wellness.  Her goal is to continue her education at the University of Hawaii to complete her bachelor’s degree.

Mariah also won the Best Evening Wear, Oral Presentation, Essay, and Community Service Awards.

Her platform as Miss Indian Arizona is to encourage and help connect youth with their elders to preserve cultural knowledge.  Mariah states “Our elders are living treasures and I would love to bring attention to how much we can learn, grow, and treasure them.”

To read more of the Miss Indian Arizona Association press release go to:
http: www.missindianarizona.com



Administrative Calendar October 2017.




For the latest CRIT Committee and Board Vacancies click here!
Deadline for applicants is December 15, 2017.




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Notice of Public Hearing
On a Proposed Ordinance to amend the Government Code to add a new Article 3.
Endowment Investment Fund


Proposed Draft Code
Government Code Article 3
Endowment Investment Fund




Notice to Update Addresses to All CRIT Tribal Members
The following CRIT Tribal members need to contact the CRIT Enrollment office to update their mailing addresses as soon as possible. If you have any questions you may direct them to (928) 669-1304. Thank you.





Notice from the Colorado River Indian Tribes Office of the Attorney General:
At the Special Meeting held on June 8, 2017, Tribal Council enacted amendments to the Domestic Relations Code to include Article 4: Paternity and Maternity.  The Amendments enacted a paternity code and reserved a section for a maternity code should Tribal Council choose to enact a maternity code at a later date.  The paternity code governs paternity actions in the tribal court, which seek to establish who the legal father of a child is.  A finding of paternity can be used for tribal enrollment, child support, custody, and inheritance rights of the child. Prior to its passage, a public hearing was held on September 21, 2016 where the Office of the Attorney General accepted written and verbal comments and answered questions on the Code.  Comments were also solicited from the Department of Health and Social Services, Legal Aid, and the Courts.  A work session was held with Tribal Council on February 13, 2017.  Prior to this amendment, the Tribal Court applied Arizona paternity law to cases in the court as no CRIT law existed regarding paternity and maternity cases.  If you have any questions regarding these amendments, please contact LeeAnne Kane at the Office
of the Attorney General at 
(928) 669-1271.  The Paternity and Maternity Code will be in effect thirty (30) days from the date of its passage, on July 8, 2017 and will be available on the CRIT website.


 
Colorado River Indian Tribes Chairman Dennis Patch responds to Desert Sun article.

Valley Voice: Desert projects must respect rights of ancestral peoples

http://www.desertsun.com/story/opinion/contributors/valley-voice/2017/05/25/valley-voice-patch-desert-projects-must-respect-rights-ancestral-peoples/346795001/
http://www.desertsun.com/story/opinion/contributors/valley-voice/2017/05/25/valley-voice-patch-desert-projects-must-respect-rights-ancestral-peoples/346795001/

Original article:

http://www.desertsun.com/story/tech/science/energy/2017/05/09/solar-and-wind-booming-just-not-california-desert/311540001/
http://www.desertsun.com/story/tech/science/energy/2017/05/09/solar-and-wind-booming-just-not-california-desert/311540001/

 


Colorado River Indian Tribes Councilwoman Amelia Flores promotes Tribes' Water Fallowing program in Tucson.
To save water, some Arizona farms temporarily cut production

http://tucson.com/news/science/environment/to-save-water-some-arizona-farms-temporarily-cut-production/article_71ae6921-6076-5fb2-af65-00b679f824b4.html
http://tucson.com/news/science/environment/to-save-water-some-arizona-farms-temporarily-cut-production/article_71ae6921-6076-5fb2-af65-00b679f824b4.html





To: CRIT Tribal Membership 
Re: School Grant Applications 2017-2018
From: CRIT Tribal Council Secretary Amelia Flores

Application can be picked up on July 5, 2017 at the Tribal Office.
ALL OFF-RESERVATIONS/OUT-OF-STATE TRIBAL MEMBERS TO RECEIVE YOUR APPLICATION PLEASE CALL (928) 669-1221 AND ASK FOR ESTHER MCCABE.

Deadline for applications to be turned in is September 29, 2017.

At a Special Tribal Council meeting on June 27, 2017, Tribal Council approved the following additions to FY 2017-2018 School Grant application:

Parent/Guardian are not to call the Accounting Department, Chairman’s Office, Executive Offices, or Tribal Council members to check on the status of a school grant check.

Parent/Guardian are required to attach acceptance/enrollment letters for Head Start, Ombudsman and Boarding School Students.

Allow ten (10) working days to process applications.

Parent/Guardian can only up their child’s school grant check.

No one will be allowed to pick up another family member’s School Grant check other than their own.

Amelia Flores
Tribal Secretary
Office (928) 669-1221
26600 Mohave Road
Parker,AZ 85344






















 


 

 

 
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