Have you been affected by the MMIW epidemic?
RENO, Nev. — If the answer is “yes,” then we would like to hear from you.
First Nation’s Focus contributor Alejandra Rubio, who is originally from Camp Verde, Arizona, and is a member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, is currently a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno.
As part of a project she’s working on in an effort to obtain her Master of Fine Arts degree, Rubio is looking to bring more awareness to Northern Nevada about the ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic.
Rubio wants to interview Native Americans in Northern Nevada who may have been impacted by this issue.
‘There’s nobody like Sherry Rupert’ – after 30 years with Nevada, Sherry Rupert (Washoe/Paiute) to be new AIANTA leader
Rupert’s contributions to the state of Nevada were celebrated May 8 at a surprise going-away party hosted by local officials, friends and representatives from many of Nevada’s tribes. Gov. Steve Sisolak also made an appearance.