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July-August 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

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The 2018 Wa She Shu It’ Deh Native American Arts Festival takes place July 28-29 in South Lake Tahoe. This image is from the event's promotional poster.

RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the July-August 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of July 18 to August 15.

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RECURRING EVENTS

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.

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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.

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.

Bishop Paiute Tribal Council Meeting — 5:30-7 p.m., July 26 and Aug. 9, Bishop Paiute Reservation, 2490 Diaz Lane, Bishop, Calif.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Redbird's 18th annual Children of Many Colors Powwow — July 20-22, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, Calif. For information, email redbirds_vision@hotmail.com, or go to http://www.redbirdsvision.org.

Wa She Shu It' Deh Native American Arts Festival — July 28-29, Tallac Historic site, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. This event features native arts and crafts, food vendors, basket-making, raffles, Native American dance and drum performances, and more. Go to valhallatahoe.com for information.

48th annual Indian Fair Days & Powwow — Aug. 4-5, Minarets High School, O'Neals, Calif. $5 admission benefits the nonprofit Sierra Mono Museum, dedicated to preserving Mono Indian culture. For information, go to sierramonomuseum.org.

18th annual Robert Canada Friendship Powwow — Aug. 11-12, Furgeson Elementary School, 22215 S. Elaine Ave., Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. All dancers and drums are welcome. For information, call 562-420-2641, ext. 229.

2018 Silver State Gourd Society 4th Annual Gourd Dance Celebration — Aug. 17-19, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, 34 Reservation Road, Reno, Nev. The event will culminate with the annual Silver State Gourd Society meeting at 11 a.m. on Aug. 19. For information, contact Sandra Williams at 775-721-6016 or via email at davidsamily911@gmail.com.

BASKETBALL EVENTS

2018 Lori Piestewa National Native American Games — July 20-22, Scottsdale 101/Corridor Gyms, WOLF Way of Life Facility, Salt River Recreation, Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact: 602-740-8264 or 480-517-9700.

Feathers, Football & Goals Basketball Tournament — July 20-22. Shiprock High School, Shiprock, New Mexico. For information, email Cassandra and Donovan at ballin4tournaments.com, or call 505-879-9550 or 505-409-2168.

Big Sioux 3-on-3 Cante Skuya Tournament — July 20-22, Wicoicaga Otipi Community Center, Flandreau, South Dakota. Contact Sylvia Roy at 605-573-4195 for information.

Back to School Bash XI — July 27-29, Arizona Window Rock Sports Center, Window Rock, Ariz. Division: 18U Boys & Girls; 16U Boys & Girls; 14U Boys & Girls; 12U Boys & Girls; 10U Coed. Entry costs $125. Awards will be given. Contact: Al at 928-751-8038.

Warrior Wars Summer Classic — July 27-29, Berry Creek Rancheria Gym, Oroville, Calif. Division: All Native High School Boys/Girls divisions for ages 13-18. A $50 deposit is due by July 20. The $125 entry fee is due by tip off. Contact: Frankie, 530-966-8918, frankiemedrano23@gmail.com.