First Nation’s Focus January 2018: Calendar of Events
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the January 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Jan. 17 to Feb. 20.
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Diabetes Support Group/Cooking Demonstration — noon to 1:30 p.m., 2nd/4th Mondays of the month, Nevada Urban Indians, 6512 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite A, Reno.
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.
Substance Abuse Support Group —6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Sumunumu Resource Center, 460 W. Main St., Fernley.
Recovery From Abuse Support Circle — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, for women only, Nevada Urban Indians, 6512 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite A, Reno.
Zumba Fitness Class — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nevada Urban Indians, 6512 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite A, Reno.
Line Dancing — 5:15-6:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Clinic, 1715 Kuenzli St., Reno.
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.
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, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.
Weekly Teen Parenting Class — 6-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sumunumu Resource Center, 460 W. Main St., Fernley.
Yoga Class — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nevada Urban Indians, 6512 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite A, Reno.
Nuumu Yadoha Language Classes — 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursdays. Sponsored by the Bishop Paiute Tribe, the classes are held weekly.
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.
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, women’s educational support group, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.
Bishop Paiute Tribal Council Meeting — 5:30-7 p.m., Jan. 11 and 25, Bishop Paiute Reservation, 2490 Diaz Lane, Bishop, Calif.
UPCOMING BASKETBALL EVENTS
4th Annual Rainmakers Youth Basketball Tournament — Jan. 19-21, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Gym, 34 Reservation Road, Reno, Nev. Division: Youth Co-Ed first-third; fourth-sixth; and seventh-eighth. Contact Shane Sanchez at 775-303-9420 or 775-329-4930.
EICH & WC — Jan. 19-21, Elko Colony Health and Wellness Center, Elko, Nev.
Division: Winter War Open Men’s. Entry is $275 (by Jan. 12). Contact 775-738-5038 or 775-340-1464.
7th Annual Schurz Running Rabbits Youth Co-Ed Basketball Tournament — Jan. 26-28, Schurz, Nev. The open youth event offers divisions for grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8. Entry of $160 is due by Jan. 19. Call Dan at 775-686-3285 or Hattie at 775-686-3286.
4th Annual Warrior Classic All-Indian Men’s Basketball Tourney — Jan. 26-28, Reno Sparks Indian Colony Gymnasium, Hungry Valley Gymnasium, Reno, Nev. Entry costs $450 per team. Call or text Tyler Crowl at 775-546-3667.
Women’s Division for Warrior Classic — Jan. 26-28, Reno Sparks Indian Colony Gymnasium, Hungry Valley Gymnasium, Reno, Nev. Entry costs $350. Call or text Tyler Crowl at 775-546-3667.
Many Nations Youth Basketball Tournament — Feb. 9-11, Carson Colony Gym, Carson City, Nev. Students in grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8 are welcome to play on co-ed teams. A deposit of $80 is due by Jan. 17. Entry costs $160. Call Angie Alvarado at 775-790-7732.
Bob Ward Sr. Memorial — Feb. 23-25, Lapush, Wash. The men’s all-native event allows only one token per team. Entry costs $350. Call Frank Ward at 360-640-5495.
Arizona Middle School Basketball Championship — March 2-4, Tucson, Ariz. Boys and girls in 4th-8th grades are welcome to play. Entry ranges from $250 to $350. Call Eric, tourney director, at 520-329-4844, ext. 2.
Soboba Braves 2nd Annual All Native +1 Mens Basketball Tournament — March 2-4, Soboba Sports Complex, San Jacinto, Calif. Division: All Native +1 Non Native (eight-man rosters). Entry is $375 with a $150 nonrefundable deposit due by Feb. 21. Call Jayvier at 951-392-0550 or Charlotte at 951-663-9054.
19th Annual Native Stars Basketball (NSB) Fundamental Training Program — March 4-June 10, Phoenix, Ariz. Open to both non-native and native players, welcomes girls in grades 6-11 and boys in grades 6-9. The cost to attend is $120 per player. Contact Coach Largo at 623-692-7901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indian Territory Youth Coed Basketball Tournament — March 9-11, Hungry Valley Gym, Sparks, Nev. The youth co-ed offers the following divisions: 1st-3rd, 4th-6th, and 7th-8th. Entry of $150 is due before the first game. Call 775-357-2021.
Aaron Peters Water Safety Fund — March 9-11, Lower Elwha Gym, Port Angeles, Wash. The division is 16u boys, all-Indian +1. Tribal ID/COB is required. The entry fee of $300 is due before the first game. Call Jason Wheeler or Jared Moses at 360-452-8471, ext. 7440.
Tulalip N. W All Native/Pacific Islander Youth Nationals — March 16-18, Tulalip Teen Center, Tulalip, Wash. Divisions are 18U boys/girls; 14U boys/girls; 12U coed; and 10U coed. Entry ranges from $200 to $300. Call Lonnie at 360-913-0848, Darcy at 360-913-7328, or Shawn at 360-913-7615.
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.