Sharing our story

About Our Logo

The Talking Stick is a contemporary representation of a traditional calendar stick which the Pima and Maricopa tribes used to record significant events. Historically calendar sticks featured carvings or “symbols” emphasizing different events throughout the year, such as meteor showers, floods, new visitors to the area.

Today, we choose to tell the story of our economic development via the Talking Stick, where each of the symbol represents an area amenity.

The first carving symbolizes the people of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

The second carving symbolizes an “Ant’s House” and records the opening of the Scottsdale Pavilions in the 1980s, which now called The Pavilions at Talking Stick.

The third carving records the opening of Talking Stick Golf Club in 1998.

The fourth carving records the first multi-story mid-rise building in our Community, Talking Stick Resort, which was completed in 2010.

The fifth carving, a rattlesnake and a mountain range, records the decision, in 2009, to build Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.

The blank space on the stick/logo represents future growth and development.