SHARING OUR STORY
Wondering why we call it the Talking Stick Entertainment District?
The Talking Stick is a contemporary representation of a traditional calendar stick that the Pima and Maricopa tribes used to record significant events in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC). Historically, calendar sticks featured carvings or “symbols” emphasizing different events that happened throughout the year, such as meteor showers, floods, new visitors to the area, etc.
Today, we choose to tell the story of our economic development via the Talking Stick logo, where each of the symbols represents an area amenity that significantly impacted the story of economic development in the SRPMIC.