April-May 2019 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the April 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of April 20 – May 16.
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26th Annual Easter Egg Hunt — April 21, Natchez Elementary School, Wadsworth, Nevada. Hunts start at 11:30 a.m. Event is in Memory of Joe Marrietta.
Walker River Paiute Tribe’s Earth Day Event — April 22, Pinenut Park, Schurz, Nevada. Everyone welcome to attend this event. Food will be provided; dress appropriately for weather. For information, contact the tribe’s environment department at 775-773-2306, ext. 303 or 319.
Alex Bonta Memorial Open Teen Tournament — May 17-19, RSIC’s Hungry Valley Gym, 340 Eagle Canyon Dr, Sparks, Nevada. Boys and girls divisions, first- through fourth-place winners will be honored, as well as MVP, All-Star and Hammer awards. Entry fee is $350. Contact Tyrel (Icebox) Johnson on Facebook or text 775-741-3701.
Pyramid Lake War Memorial Walk/Run — May 17, Nixon, Nevada. Participants and volunteers encouraged to pre-register by May 3. Check-in on May 17 starts at 6 a.m. A sunrise ceremony begins at 6:30 a.m., featuring prayer and Pyramid Lake war history, with the walk/run starting at 7:30 a.m. Start point will begin below the Numana Hatchery off State Route 447, ending at the Nixon Gym. Other activities include brunch, Paiute bingo and more. Registration forms available at all Pyramid Lake stores, Health Clinic, Tribal Court and Administration Offices.
29th Annual Snow Mountain Powwow — May 24-25, Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, Las Vegas, Nevada. Daily admission is $5; two-day pass is $7. Grand Entry times are 7 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and noon and 6 p.m. on May 25. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-910-2593 for information; or, go to http://www.lvpaiutetribe.com/powwow.
Paiute Language Class — 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wadsworth Community Building, 320 Pyramid St., Wadsworth.
Yoga — 12:10-12:50 p.m., Tuesdays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Clinic, 1715 Kuenzli St., Reno. Registration isn’t required and all levels are welcome.
Substance Abuse Support Group —6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Sumunumu Resource Center, 460 W. Main St., Fernley. Topics discussed include narcotics abuse, alcohol abuse and anger management.
Elder Aquacise — 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Gym, 34 Reservation Road, Reno.
Line Dancing — 5:15-6:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Clinic, 1715 Kuenzli St., Reno. For information, call Vanessa at 775-329-5162, ext. 1946.
Women’s Circle Craft Night and Potluck — 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.
Language Classes for Seniors — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Senior Center, 34 Reservation Road, Building F.
Victim Services Program Women’s Advisory Committee — 5-6:30 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.
Scrapbooking for Beginners — 5-6:30 p.m., first Wednesday of the month, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth. Call 775-575-9444.
Teen Dating Violence Support Group — 5:45-6:30 p.m., third Wednesday of the month, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.
Suicide Prevention Network – Suicide Loss Support Group — 6-7:30 p.m. every first Thursday of the month, 1625 Highway 88, Suite 203, Minden. For information, call 775-783-1510.
Weekly Teen Parenting Class — 6-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sumunumu Resource Center, 460 W. Main St., Fernley.
Nuumu Yadoha Language Classes — 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursdays. Sponsored by the Bishop Paiute Tribe, the classes are held weekly. Contact the tribal office for location and other details: 760-873-3584.
Art Classes —10-11 a.m. Fridays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Clinic, 1715 Kuenzli St., Reno.
Weekly Community Market — 5 p.m.-dusk, Thursdays, Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center 2300, W. Line St., Bishop, Calif.
Spartan Training — 5 p.m., Fridays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Clinic, 1715 Kuenzli St., Reno. Strength, agility and endurance training. For information, call Vanessa at 775-329-5162, ext. 1946.
Talking Circle — 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Friday of the month, Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center, 2300 W. Line St., Bishop, Calif.
Sexual Assault Support Group — 5-6:30 p.m., fourth Friday of the month, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.
Freedom to Be You — 1-2 p.m., Saturdays, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth. The women’s educational support group meets weekly to discuss a different topic each session. Childcare is available on site.
Tai Chi Classes — 1 p.m. Fridays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Gym, 34 Reservation Road, Reno.
The Golden State understands that it has a problem with what it’s teaching its children when it comes to indigenous history. It just isn’t doing much about it.