Here are some pictures submitted by Quechan Tribe's Vice-President Mr. Virgil S. Smith during a recent walk through of the new Fort Yuma Health Care Center that is currently under construction.
Additional pictures can be seen in the Photo Gallery.
- Use Mosquito Repellent
- Decrease outdoor activities
- Check doors and window screens for holes and fix
- Remove and empty all outdoor pools and any other items that can hold water
The Quechan Tribe Mosquito Abatement Crew will be out spraying each night!
Contact Quechan Tribe Environmental Protection Office for more information @ 928-503-3431
PHOENIX, Arizona – July 19, 2017 – After several years of legal sparring, the United States has agreed to a settlement with the Barron Collier Company to resolve ongoing litigation over Collier’s decision in 2012 to default on approximately $66.5 million owed to the United States. The debt stems from Collier’s acquisition of 72-acres of land at the site of the historic Phoenix Indian School located at Central Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix. The original deal, which was approved by Congress in 1988 as part of the Arizona-Florida Land Exchange Act (Act), required the Interior Department to hold payments made by Collier from the land deal in trust to meet the future educational needs of the Member Tribes of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) and the Navajo Nation. Since Collier’s default, ITCA Tribes have had to vastly curtail educational programs and place some facility construction projects on hold.
Officer Hemmer, Officer Hernandez and Chief Nerva participated in this event representing the Quechan Police Department.
Lycia Ortega Maddocks had the privilege of attending the Women's March in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2017, supporting the Indigenous Women Rise movement - a movement that brought together over 79 tribes from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico - and the opportunity to, “stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” Attendees were strongly encouraged to wear traditional regalia and carry their tribal flag. Lycia carried the Quechan tribal flag on her journey.