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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Golden State understands that it has a problem with what it’s teaching its children when it comes to indigenous history. It just isn’t doing much about it.