GRTV News Weekly is a news program produced by the Gila River Indian News in conjunction with Edit Box Productions, and broadcast throughout the Gila River Indian Community on GRBC, the first ever Native-owned and operated low power television station.
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Published November 7, 2017
Intel sponsors 2017 STEM-Robotics Day at Sacaton Middle School
Engineers from one of the world’s leading technology companies, Intel Corporation, volunteered their expertise at the 2017 STEM-Robotics Day to assist Gila River Indian Community students build and program robots.
Published October 11, 2017
Artist offers unique perspective through satirical cartoons
You may have come to recognize Wayne Narcia Sr.’s satirical cartoons over the last few years, but you may not recognize him walking down the street. Chances are if you did see him, he was thinking about his next cartoon.
Published October 10, 2017
Cooking with Velvet Button - Healthy O'otham smoothies
In this cooking segment, Velvet Button demonstrates how to make two delicious, refreshing, and healthy smoothies using traditional O'otham ingredients.
Published October 6, 2017
Cooking with Velvet Button - Terry's Hungry Man Dinner
In this GRTV cooking segment, Velvet will show you how to make her father's favorite filling meal that will give you energy to get through even the longest and toughest workdays.
Published September 25, 2017
Cooking with Velvet Button - Verde Hummus
In this GRTV cooking segment, Velvet Button makes a delicious, healthy, and vibrant white tepary bean and Poblano chili hummus that will make even your most picky family members dig in for seconds!
Published September 18, 2017
Gila River Police Department K9's Train For Service
At the Gila River Police Department, their K9 program is building a small team of four-legged companions and their handlers to go out and bust anyone who attempts to transport narcotics and catch suspects. Look into the life of a K9 dog and handler as they go through their training before heading out into the field to serve and protect the Community.
Published July 25, 2017
Despite heat wave, GRIC skaters participate in Go Skateboarding Day 2017
As broiling 118-degree temperatures blasted the surrounding desert during one of the summer’s most intense heat waves, over 30 skaters from all over the Gila River Indian Community made their way to the District 3 Skate Park, on June 21, to participate in a worldwide skateboarding holiday known as Go Skateboarding Day, hosted by Seven Layer Army Skateboards.
Published July 5, 2017
South Mountain chuckwallas relocated due to construction
In an effort to keep the local chuckwalla population out of harms way, Gila River Indian Community’s Department of Environmental Quality, the Arizona Department of Transportation and Arizona Department of Game and Fish have been working to relocate as many of the lizards as they can before Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway construction begins.
55th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo brings out thousands
The 55th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo kicked-off with a spectacular parade, on the morning of March 11, with thousands of Gila River Indian Community members and guests lining both sides of Blue Bird Road. As the the parade came to an end, excited carnival-goers poured into the 55th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha’s Fair & Rodeo grounds to enjoy a host of activities including an All Indian Rodeo, Battle of the Bands, horseshoe tournament, Pow-Wow, and musical headliners Frankie J and Q of 112.
Sac City Throwdown Skateboard Competition brings out talented youth of Gila River
Just one day before the main festivities of the 55th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo began, skaters from around the Gila River Indian Community descended upon the District 3 Skate Park for the Sac City Throwdown Skateboard Competition on the evening of March 10.
Loop 202 Protest at ADOT Design Meeting
A group of Loop 202 protesters held a prayer run, which ended at an ADOT project design public input meeting, Sept. 27.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Celebrates Centennial
Published September 6, 2016
Gila River Farms Dips Into the World of Olive Oil
Published August 23, 2016
Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital Undergoes Expansion
Published August 11, 2016
Non-toxic Vibrio cholerae presence confirmed in in District 5 reservoir
Published August 5, 2016
Published July 13, 2016
Published July 11, 2016
The District 3 O'tham Ñeok (Language) Class went on a baithaj harvest with the Huhugam Heritage Center on June 23.
Published July 1, 2016
The Community held an O’otham New Year Gathering with an all-night chuth at the Sacaton Fairgrounds from Saturday evening, June 18 to sunrise on Sunday, June 19.
Published June 21, 2016
On June 10, over 33,000 baseball fans traveled to Chase Field to attend the 18th annual Native American Recognition Day. The event, presented by Gila River Casinos, began at 5 p.m. with a diverse range of dancers, drum groups, and vocalists who performed at the entrance of the ball park in front of thousands of spectators.
Published June 16, 2016
Calais Campbell's CRC Foundation held a golf fundraiser at Whirlwind Golf Course on May 20.
Published May 24, 2016
Hundreds of Gila River Indian Community office support staff were honored at a Hawaiian themed 2016 Administrative Professionals Day event at the Wild Horse Pass Casino on April 28.
Published May 20, 2016FMA Live! at Sacaton Middle School
The FMA Live! show teaches Sacaton students about physics through hip hop.
Published May 12, 2016
Nearly 30 people planted tomatoes, chilies, corn, beans, squash, and melons on a quarter acre of land at Norman Wellington’s property in District 4. Wellington is the project manager for a new grant-funded Community Garden Project, and has donated some of his own land to the new garden.
Published April 26, 2016
Sacaton Middle School students enjoy playing with robots all-the-while learning the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Published March 22, 2016
Today is World Water Day and the White House is hosting a Water Summit. Governor Stephen Roe Lewis is attending the water summit as the only tribal leader in attendance. The Gila River Indian Community is working toward building a sustainable water future for the Community. Here is a video produced to honor GRIC’s historic Annual Water Rights Day celebration held every December 10th. This video was produced by the Communications & Public Affairs Office.
Published February 23, 2016
Published February 1, 2016
Published January 25, 2016