February-March Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the February-March 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Feb. 23 to March 22.
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‘Stewart Indian School – Home of the Braves’ Film Screening — Feb. 27, Pyramid Lake Museum & Visitors Center, Nixon, Nevada. Movie will be shown at 4 p.m.; at 3:30, school alumni will review plans for the new Stewart Indian School Museum in Carson City. Film screening sponsored by the Nevada Indian Commission. Contact Pyramid Lake Museum Director Billie Jean Guerrero at 775-574-1088.
All My Relaytions Fundraiser — March 2, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Gym, 34 Reservation Road, Reno. Hosted by Toby Stump. The All My Relaytions (all-Native American) Running Team seeks your help to raise funds for the 15th Annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey 2019 for entry fee, team/volunteer apparel, safety gear and more. Event includes raffle. For donations/ticket sales, visit PayPal.me/AMRunTeam or search for the event on Facebook.
Pyramid Lake Blood Drive — March 6, Pyramid Lake Health Center, Nixon, Nevada. Taking place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All donors will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. To schedule an appointment, contact Tina Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org 775-574-1018.
12th Annual Diabetes Health Fair and Powwow — March 23, Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Donald W. Reynolds Facility, Reno. Sponsored by Nevada Urban Indians, health fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grand Entry times for the powwow are noon and 5 p.m. Event will feature a drum contest, princess contest and dance contest. Food and vendor information, contact Jonathan at 775-247-5648 or Mike at 775-788-7600. For health fair information, contact Shelby or Brianna at 775-788-7600.
TravelNevada’s Annual Rural Roundup — April 10-12, Fallon, Nevada. Andrew Grossman, Destination Management Specialist for Travel Oregon, will join as a keynote speaker. His session, “Advancing New Tourism Experiences in Rural Destinations,” joins presentations on effective marketing on a budget, grants/programs offered by several state and federal agencies, and other topics. Go to http://www.ruralroundup.com to register.
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.
USDA Rural Development Nevada State Director Phil Cowee said he is pleased to have the Washoe Tribe as one of 47 communities included in the national program.