First Nation’s Focus December 2017: Calendar of Events
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the December 2017 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Dec. 20 to Jan. 17.
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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., Dec. 14 and 28 and Jan. 11, Bishop Paiute Reservation, 2490 Diaz Lane, Bishop, Calif.
Tribal Election Day — Dec. 30, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
UPCOMING BASKETBALL EVENTS
Christmas Basketball Clinic — Dec. 18-22, Flagstaff, Ariz. Division: Boys and Girls in grades 1-4, 5-8 and high school. The clinic offers students the chance to have fun while improving fundamental basketball skills like ball handling, shooting, defense, footwork, agility, separation moves, pivoting and passing. For information, contact 928-853-0014 or email@example.com.
4th Annual Rainmakers Youth Basketball Tournament — Jan. 19-21, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Gym, 34 Reservation Road, Reno. NV Division: Youth Co-Ed first-third; fourth-sixth; and seventh-eighth. Entry of $200 must pay before you’re the first game. Contact Shane Sanchez at 775-303-9420 or 775-329-4930. Awards: Champion, Runner-Up, Third Place, All-Stars, MVP.
EICH & WC — Jan. 19-21, Elko Colony Health and Wellness Center, Elko. Division: Winter War Open Men’s. Entry is $275 by Jan. 12. Contact 775-738-5038 or 775-340-1464. Jackets will be given to the champions; hooded sweatshirts to second place finishers and crewnecks to the third place team. Twelve teams will play. Other awards include all-tourney and MVP.
7th Annual Schurz Running Rabbits Youth Co-Ed Basketball Tournament — Jan. 26-28, Schurz. The open youth event offers divisions for grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8. Entry of $160 is due by Jan. 19. Awards will be given to the champions and second and third place teams, all-stars, MVP and outstanding coach. For information, call Dan at 775-686-3285 or Hattie at 775-686-3286.
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.