Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
The Pima OST office is the first (of three) white buildings north of the Ball Fields in Sacaton, on the northeast corner of Pima and Main.
From I-10 eastbound, take exit 175, turn right, make another right at the other end of the overpass onto Sacaton Rd., the first stop there will be a park and Shell station on your right, keep going to the next stop (dead end) and turn left, we are the first white building on your right.
From I-10 westbound, take exit 185, turn right on Hwy. 387 about 2 miles to the Sacaton turn-off. Stay on this road to the stop and turn left, go about 1/4 mile and take the next right for about 3 blocks, we are the first white building on your right.
10,000 E. McDowell Rd (SE corner of Longmore & McDowell Rd.)
Scottsdale AZ 85256
Office: (480) 421-0816 or (480) 362-1126
Fax (480) 421-0815
Directions to the Office
From the Loop 101 take the McDowell Rd. exit, turn east, go through two stop lights and we are at the SE corner of Longmore and McDowell Rd.
WILLS - WILLS - WILLS
The Pima OST office continues work on the Will Clinics in conjunction with the Arizona Summit Law School and Gila River Indian Community Elder Services Program. If you are interested in preparing your will contact our office and request a will packet. Clinics are scheduled in the fall, winter, spring and summer. We encourage you to participate in this very important project! Contact our office for more information.
INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATIONS Our office is available to provide informational presentations to groups, families, and/or individuals regarding services our offices provides, AIPRA, Financial Literacy, and a host of other topics. Contact our office if you are interested in a presentation.
Is OST holding money for you?
OST is seeking current addresses for Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders. All Whereabouts Unknown (WAU) accounts have either interests in lands and/or funds to be disbursed to rightful owners.