June-July 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the June-July 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of June 20 to July 17.
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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.
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., June 28 and July 12, Bishop Paiute Reservation, 2490 Diaz Lane, Bishop, Calif.
Evening Program: Shoshone Fireside Stories with Andrea Woods — 7 p.m., June 21, California Trail Interpretive Center, 1 Trail Center Way, Elko. Enjoy Shoshone legends with Andrea Woods, a member of the Wells Band. For information, call 775-738-1849.
Eastern Shoshone Indian Days — June 22-24, Wind River Reservation, Fort Washakie, Wyo. The powwow is Wyoming’s largest and features more than 700 dancers competing in addition to some 15 professional drum groups. Information: 307-349-7089.
8th Annual All Tribes in Recovery Gathering — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., July 7, Sycuan Recreation Center, 5577 Dehesa Road, El Cajon, Calif. The annual gathering will host five Native American speakers, Native-made jewelry, raffles, food, and T-shirts. Register for the free event at https://goo.gl/jjEyx5.
Blessing Ceremony for Stewart Cultural Center — 9:30 a.m., July 11, Stewart Indian School, 5500 Snyder Ave., Carson City. Spiritual leaders from the Paiute, Washoe and Western Shoshone tribes will conduct a blessing ceremony at site of the future Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum in Carson City. Information: Contact Sherry Rupert at email@example.com or 775-687-8333.
Redbird’s 18th Annual Children of Many Colors Powwow — July 20-22, Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, Calif. Bird singing will be featured along with Native American dancing, drumming, arts, crafts and food. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to http://www.redbirdsvision.org.
Reawakening the Great Basin: A Native American Arts and Culture Gathering — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., July 14, Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno. The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony comes together with the Nevada Museum of Art, during the free Artown event. For a complete schedule, go to http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2018/07/14/.
UTBA Basketball Tourney — June 22-24, Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center, Tucson, Ariz. Registration costs $250 for Men’s & 35+ and $225 for HS. Contact: Eric Langford, 602-579-7300 or Joe Leon, 602-228-6782.
Beat The Heat Youth Bash — June 29-30, Window Rock Sports Center, Window Rock, Ariz. Entry costs $100. Contact: Al at 928-751-8038.
Annette’s 10th Annual Open Men’s Basketball Tournament — June 29-July 1, Middle Verde Gym, Camp Verde, Ariz. Division: Open Men. Entry is $225 with half due by June 24. Contact: Annette Mendez, 928-254-1978.
4th of July Celebration Tournament — July 6-7, Window Rock Sports Center, Window Rock, Ariz. Division: Open Men $150; Coed $150; High School Boys/Girls $130. Contact: Harriett, 928-871-6478.
16th Annual NABI Tournament — July 8-14, Maricopa, Ariz. For information, go to http://www.NABIFoundation.org, or call 480-446-7052, ext. 101.
Warrior Wars Summer Classic — July 27-29, Berry Creek Rancheria Gym, Oroville, Calif. A $50 deposit is due by July 20. Contact: Frankie, 530-966-8918 or email@example.com.
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.