Desert Messenger

October 02, 2019

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WHAT'S INSIDE 2 Branding Iron Art Gallery 3 BLM lifts fi re restrictions 3 Could you become homeless? 5 Get your YEE HAW ON! 6 Editorial 7 Domestic Violence Month 8 Pioneer Tour 8 9-11 Ceremony 9 The Salvation Army 9 Restaurants 13 Autumn Awareness Fest 14 Out of State TPT law 15 Blood Drive 16 Puzzles 17 Travelogue 17 Herb Mama 18 Churches 20 Salome High updates 20 Nancy's Kitchen 21 Cyber Awareness 21 Medicare Election info 22 Classifeds 22 Paul Winer's Cartoon • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, October 2, 2019 VOL. 16 # 306 Now in our 1 6 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! 20 Salome High updates ����� | S������ RAIN G�����-B��� SEE HOMELESS PAGE 4 Homeless packets donated Annual NatiVisions Film Festival this weekend OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH "Without small showcases or Na- tive fi lm festivals people honestly wouldn't know the abundance of amazing Native fi lms out there," says Cindy Benitez, programming manager at the Smithsonian In- stitution of the National Museum of American Indian in New York. Parker, AZ - The Colorado River In- dian Tribes (CRIT) will host their an- nual NatiVisions fi lm festival Thurs- day, Friday and Saturday, October 3-5. The free fi lm festival will be held at the BlueWater Cinemas, right next door to the BlueWater Resort and Casino in Parker, Az. The Annual fi lm festival on the Colorado River Indian Reservation promotes Indigenous peoples pres- ence in all facets of fi lm making. This year's selections feature In- digenous-made shorts, documenta- ries, and fi lms. Tickets are free, on a fi rst-come, fi rst-served basis. There will be a sneak preview of Blackwa- ter, a Native American web-series exploring the story of singer Birdie Blackwater, who is court ordered to attend 180 days of group therapy on the CRIT reservation. The Festival Schedule: Thursday, Oct. 3rd 5:00pm Asonamatowin - A Sharing of Indigenous Knowledge 5:35pm The Tree 5:40pm Don't Just Talk About It 6:20pm Run As One - The Journey of the Front Runners 6:40pm Falls Around Her Quartzsite, AZ - Ms. Amanda Aguirre, President & CEO of the Re- gional Center For Border Health, Inc., and staff, delivered a dona- tion of 200 bags fi lled with personal hygiene, toiletries and other necessities. These items were donated to Quartzsite citizen and outreach volunteer, Paul Range, to be distributed to the homeless population of Quartzsite. At the September 4th meeting for the La Paz Coalition to End Homelessness, Ms. Amanda Aguirre an- nounced her intentions to donate the requested items on behalf of the Regional Center For Border Health, Inc. Mr. Cliff O'Neill, As- sistant Town Manager for Quartzsite, was also in attendance. Range recently received training from National Community Health Partners (NCHP) in the Homeless Management Information Sys- tems (HMIS) Coordinated Entry Process to organizations work- ing with the Homeless Population. Coordinated entry is a process developed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identifi ed, assessed for, referred, and connected to housing and assistance based on their strengths and needs. Persons at risk of, or experiencing homeless- ness, are able to locate housing or services they need faster. SEE FILM FEST PAGE 4

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