Have you been affected by the MMIW epidemic? | FirstNationsFocus.com

Have you been affected by the MMIW epidemic?

First Nation’s Focus

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.

If you’re interested in sharing your story, please contact Rubio via email at rubio45001@yahoo.com — you can also email First Nation’s Focus at info@firstnationsfocus.com for more information. O


Remembering Woodfords’ original residents – the Hung-a-lel-ti band of the Washoe Tribe

July 15, 2019

After gold was found in California, silver was discovered in Virginia City, and the Comstock bonanza lured those seeking riches onto Washoe terrain. The settlers viewed the land as an object of financial opportunity. In a very short time, pine nuts, seeds, game and fish had been overused. The harmonious rhythm that the Washoe had maintained was broken.

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