January-February Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the November-December 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Jan. 19 to Feb. 20.
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Community Dinner — Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m., at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe gymnasium in Nixon, Nevada. The dinner’s theme is Tamme Ki Na Sumoowakwatatu — “We are never forgotten.” Sponsored by Nicholas Cortez and family, letting the community know that, “It’s time for the people to come back together and enjoy each others’ presence.” Cooks are appreciated. Call 775-384-4086 for info.
Groundhog Day Weekend Basketball Jam — Feb. 2-3, Middle Verde Gym, Camp Verde, Arizona. Open Men’s Division, 8-12 teams. Total entry fee, including $50 deposit, is $275. Contact Reyes Herrera at 928-300-5612.
8th Annual Running Rabbits Coed Youth Basketball Tournament — Feb. 1-3, Schurz, Nevada. Open youth coed tournament, with grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8 divisions. $160 fee due by Jan. 25. Contact Hattie at 775-217-5084 or Kambria at 775-430-3650 to learn more.
3rd Annual Soboda Braves All-Native +1 Basketball Tournament — March 1-3, Soboba Sports Complex, San Jacinto, California. Eight-man rosters must include 7 Native men, plus one non-Native. $375 Entry Fee;. $200 Deposit due by Feb. 21. First place wins $3,000. Contact Jayvier Sandoval at 951-392-0550.
5th Annual Glen Yellowcloud Memorial All Native Basketball Tournament — March 22-24, Mescalero Community Center, Mescalero, New Mexico. 16-team men’s tourney; eight-man rosters must include 7 Native men, plus one non-Native, as well as an 8-team Women’s open roster. Men’s Entry Fee: $350. Women’s Entry fee: $200. Half down by March 8 require. Contact Jessica Comanche at 575-973-0429 or Kiefer Comanche at 575-973-8580.
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.
Elder Aquacise — 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Gym, 34 Reservation Road, Reno.
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.
Language Classes for Seniors — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Senior Center, 34 Reservation Road, Building F.
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.
Suicide Prevention Network – Suicide Loss Support Group — 6-7:30 p.m. every first Thursday of the month, 1625 Highway 88, Suite 203, Minden. For information, call 775-783-1510.
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.
Art Classes —10-11 a.m. Fridays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Clinic, 1715 Kuenzli St., Reno.
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.
Tai Chi Classes — 1 p.m. Fridays, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Gym, 34 Reservation Road, Reno.
Art of Jack Malotte (Shoshone, Washoe) honors connection between Great Basin, Native Americans (w/ video)
The exhibition, planned through Oct. 20 at the Reno art museum, includes hundreds of pieces spanning four decades of Malotte’s career — from his teenage years at Wooster High School to his college days in Oakland, California, to his most recent works produced at his home studio in Duckwater, Nevada.