Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the November-December 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Dec. 19-Jan. 15.
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Young Gathering of Native Americans — Dec. 27-28, at the Old High School in Fallon, Nevada. This Christmas Break activity is for youth of the Walker River Paiute Tribe, ages 11-18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. both days; bus departs at 7:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided both days. Other events for youth are scheduled Jan. 2-4 as well. Contact Julian at 775-773-2232 for information.
2018 Reno-Sparks Indian Colony New Year’s Eve Sobriety Social Powwow — Ring in the new year on Dec. 31 at the RSIC Tribal Gym in Reno. The annual event is for everyone to sing, listen, dance, observe and create friendships. Grand entry starts at 6 p.m. For general info, contact Lydia Bonta at 775-842-6388, Summer Dressler at 775-203-5017 or Helen Uribe at 775-686-0394.
Youth Sports Camp — Jan. 7-10, 9 a.m. to noon all 4 days, held at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe gymnasium in Nixon, Nevada. For boys and girls grades K-12, two days will be for basketball, two days for golf. For information, call the PLPT’s Tribal Recreation Department at 775-574-2409.
Bylas Bud Kings Men & Women Christmas Holiday Basketball Tournament — Dec. 19-22, Bylas, Arizona. Open men’s and open women’s divisions, $125 fed due by first game. Contact Elliot Talgo at 928-475-4165 or 928-475-1274.
Dominic Vega Memorial Basketball Tournament — Jan. 4-6, Gilbert, Arizona. Men’s open tournament. featuring grades 4-8. Fee is $225 per team, deadline to sign up is Dec. 28. Contact Joe at 480-228-6782.
New Year New Tournament — Jan. 11-13, Middle Verde Gym, Camp Verde, Arizona. Open men’s divisions. Total entry fee, including $50 deposit, is $250. Contact Reyes Herrera at 928-300-5612.
Groundhog Day Weekend Basketball Jam — Feb. 2-3, Middle Verde Gym, Camp Verde, Arizona. Open Men’s Division, 8-12 teams. Total entry fee, including $50 deposit, is $275. Contact Reyes Herrera at 928-300-5612.
8th Annual Running Rabbits Coed Youth Basketball Tournament — Feb. 1-3, Schurz, Nevada. Open youth coed tournament, with grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8 divisions. $160 fee due by Jan. 25. Contact Hattie at 775-217-5084 or Kambria at 775-430-3650 to learn more.
3rd Annual Soboda Braves All-Native +1 Basketball Tournament — March 1-3, Soboba Sports Complex, San Jacinto, California. Eight-man rosters must include 7 Native men, plus one non-Native. $375 Entry Fee;. $200 Deposit due by Feb. 21. First place wins $3,000. Contact Jayvier Sandoval at 951-392-0550.
5th Annual Glen Yellowcloud Memorial All Native Basketball Tournament — March 22-24, Mescalero Community Center, Mescalero, New Mexico. 16-team men’s tourney; eight-man rosters must include 7 Native men, plus one non-Native, as well as an 8-team Women’s open roster. Men’s Entry Fee: $350. Women’s Entry fee: $200. Half down by March 8 require. Contact Jessica Comanche at 575-973-0429 or Kiefer Comanche at 575-973-8580.
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.