Skeg Tas (Good Day!)
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC or the Community) is a sovereign tribe located in the East Valley, bordered by the cities of Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, and Fountain Hills. Established by Executive Order on June 14, 1879, the Community operates as a full-service government and oversees its own departments, programs, projects and facilities, just like any other local municipality.
With two distinct backgrounds and cultures, the Community is comprised of two Native American tribes: the “Akimel O’Odham” (River People) and the “Xalychidom Piipaash” (People who live toward the water), also known as the Pima and Maricopa.
The Community is a seven generation planning Community and proudly owns and operates several successful enterprises including Talking Stick Golf Club, Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Casino Arizona, Salt River Materials Group, Saddleback Communications, and the Salt River Landfill.
SRPMIC is comprised of 52,600 acres, 19,000 of which are held as natural preserve. Commercial development is reserved along the Community’s western boundary, which is where the Talking Stick Entertainment District and its many entertainment focused amenities are housed. The majestic Red Mountain can be seen throughout the Community and is a symbol of home for the Pima and Maricopa people. It is located on our eastern boundary and will serve as the backdrop for this year’s East Valley Mayor’s Breakfast.