First Nation’s Focus March-April 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 March 28 to April 18.
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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.
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 12, Bishop Paiute Reservation, 2490 Diaz Lane, Bishop, Calif.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
31st Annual Fresno State Powwow — April 6-8, O’Neill Park, Fresno State campus, 5241 N. Maple Ave., Fresno, Calif. Sponsored by the Neum Native American Student Association. Search the event on Facebook to learn more.
Ignite the Dream — 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 12, Pyramid Lake High School, 711 State St., Nixon, Nev. The annual conference is open to Native youth in grades 6-12. For information, call Fawn Hunter at 775-574-1016, ext. 1024, or email email@example.com.
20th Annual Chumash Day Native American Powwow & Intertribal Gathering — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., April 14-15, Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, Calif. For information, call 310-456-2489, ext. 279, or go to malibucity.org/chumashday.
46th Annual University of California Davis Powwow — April 14, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Ave., Davis, Calif. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to https://ccc.ucdavis.edu/powwow.
UPCOMING BASKETBALL EVENTS
Suquamish Youth Tournament — March 30-April 1, Suquamish Fitness Center, 5243 NE Totten Road, Poulsbo, Wash. The cost to play is $250. Contact Magdalena Turrieta at 360-509-9512, email@example.com; Anthony Pondelick at 360-979-6678, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Johnny Lawrence at 360-900-9024.
Battle of the Nations — April 6-8, Spokane, Wash. The men’s all-Native contest has an entry deadline of April 1. The fee to register is $500. Contact Jerry Ford at 509-258-6801 or 509-992-2244.
Spring Shooter — April 13-14, Peach Springs, Ariz. Open to men and women 18 and older, the event will host 10 men’s and 10 women’s teams. Teams must deposit half of the $260 entry by April 6. Contact: Hualapai Recreation, 928 769-2652, or Ron Quasula Jr., 928-606-6444.
Warrior Wars — April 13-15, Oroville/California/Berry Creek Rancheria Gym, Calif. Entry costs $125 by April 1. Contact Frankie at 530-966-8918 or email@example.com.
Dontae W. Jones Inaugural Memorial Basketball Tourney — April 20-22, 6700 Totem Beach Road, Tulalip, Wash. The men’s and women’s all-Native plus one tournament costs $300. Contact Shawn Sanchey at 425-931-0616 or Alan Enick at 360-913-4687.
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.