First Nation’s Focus April-May 2018: Calendar of Events
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the March-April 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of April 18 to May 16.
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Chair Yoga — 11 a.m. to noon, 2nd/4th Mondays of the month, Nevada Urban Indians, 6512 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite A, Reno.
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.
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.
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.
Yoga — The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe holds classes weekly on Wednesday. Hours and location vary. Call 775-574-1018.
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.
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.
Bishop Paiute Tribal Council Meeting — 5:30-7 p.m., April 26 and May 10, Bishop Paiute Reservation, 2490 Diaz Lane, Bishop, Calif.
26th Annual Ohlone “Big Time” Gathering & Powwow — April 27-29, Tony Cerda Park, 400 W. Grand Ave., Pomona, California. All drummers welcome. For information, contact the tribal office at 909-623-7889 or email@example.com.
2018 San Francisco State 43rd Annual Powwow — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 28, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco. All drummers and dancers are welcome. For information, contact Terrilyn Woodfin at 415-946-9739 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
34th California Indian Market & Peace Dance — May 5-6, San Juan Bautista School Soccer Lot, 100 Nyland Drive, San Juan Bautista, California. Native American and Western wildlife artists will showcase their work — from basketry and apparel to beadwork and carvings. For information, contact Laynee Reyna at 831-245-5440.
Native Teen Guide-in-Training — June 19-24, Canyonlands Field Institute, Moab, Utah. Native teens in grades 8-12 from all tribes are encouraged to attend and learn skills valuable for employment in natural resources, tourism and wilderness medicine. Training costs $30 for six days and five nights. To apply, go to cfimoab.org, or contact 435-259-7750, email@example.com.
Eastern Shoshone Indian Days — June 22-24, Wind River Reservation, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. The powwow is Wyoming’s largest and features more than 700 dancers competing in addition to some 15 professional drum groups. For information, call 307-349-7089.
Dontae W. Jones Inaugural Memorial Basketball Tourney — April 20-22, 6700 Totem Beach Road, Tulalip, Washington. The men’s and women’s all-Native plus one tournament costs $300. Contact Shawn at 425-931-0616 or Alan at 360-913-4687.
2nd Annual Northern Nevada Hoops Classic — May 11-13, Reno. The all-Indian high school boys/girls tournament costs $300 to enter. Contact 775-420-1873.
Spring Bash Basketball Tournament — April 22-24, TRS Warriors Gym, Fort Apache, Arizona. Entry is $100 per team, cash only. Contact Vijaya Hastings at 928-338-4464, or text Nate at 928-594-8925.
Pai Pride Basketball Tournament — April 28-29, Prescott, Arizona. The deadline to enter is April 20, and the cost is $50. Contact Julia or Darwin at 928-778-1725.
Road to NABI — May 4-6, Maricopa, Arizona. Open to boys and girls high school basketball teams. The entry of $125 is due by 5 p.m. April 27. Contact Julia Dickerson at 520-568-1754.
Ballin’ For Mama — May 11-13, Window Rock Sports Center, Window Rock, Arizona. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. May 10. Contact 928-810-6850.
Ball by Law Youth Basketball Tournament — May 11-12, Winslow High School, Winslow, Arizona. Entries must be made by May 7. Contact 480-765-7586. Registration is limited and available at http://www.ballbylaw.com.
Tulalip Tribes N.W. All Native/Pacific Islander Youth Nationals — May 4-6, Tulalip Teen Center, 6700 Totem Beach Road, Tulalip. Washington. Contact Lonnie Enick at 425-903-1498 or Shawn S. at 360-913-7615.
Spring Shootout — May 18-20, Coulee Dam, Washington. Entry costs $225 per team with a deadline of May 14. Contact Travis Adams at 509-557-5198.
The phrase “Indian Education” itself invokes generations of federal legislation aimed to assimilate via education. Modern day, the Title VI Indian Education Program administered by the Bureau of Indian Education provides federal funds to various educational institutions of students enrolled in federally recognized tribes.