June-July 2019 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus | FirstNationsFocus.com

June-July 2019 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

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Jamie Henry, Katie Kelliia, Kristin Burtt, Lisa Christensen, Gwen Dunn, Sage Tinajero-James and Rori Fair play Sigayuk, a traditional Washoe game that involves pushing a rope-like item using long aspen stick to a goal. It will be among several games and events as part of the 29th annual Wa She Shu It’Deh Arts Festival, set for July 27-28.
Courtesy Washoe Tribe

Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the June-July 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of June 22 to July 19.

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Special events

42nd Annual Duckwater Festival and Powwow — June 21-23, Duckwater, Nevada. Powwow grand entry times are 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 22 and 1 p.m. June 23. Event also includes the annual Adult Games competition, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, June 22 pancake breakfast, kid’s games, bingo and much more. Contact Lydia George at 775-777-5042.

USDA Rural Development Homeowner Repair Workshop — July 2, Walker River Paiute Tribe Senior Center, Schurz, Nevada. 10 a.m. to noon. USDA staff will present information on the Section 504 program, which provides loans for very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes, or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. For information, contact the Walker River Housing Department at 775-773-2334.

Kids Summer Camp — July 8-August 1, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Gym, Nixon, Nevada. For students who have completed K-6th grade. Transportation provided; camp includes snacks and lunch; various tribal programs are involved. For registration, contact Janet at 775-574-2409.

Reawakening the Great Basin: A Native American Arts and Culture — July 13, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada. The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony comes together with the Nevada Museum of Art at Hands ON! on Second Saturday to celebrate Native American art, culture, community, and tradition. During this free Artown event, the public is invited to meet several established and emerging Native American visual artists from across the region. Go to nevadaart.org to learn more.

2019 Ely Shoshone Powwow & Fandango — July 26-28, Shoshone Education Center, Ely, Nevada. The event includes a celebration of Native heritage with traditional dancing and music. There will be Gourd dancers, tournaments of Hand Games, Archery, Corn Hole, Horseshoes, and Volleyball. Other activities include a parade, BBQ, craft and food Booths, a raffle, fun run walk, veteran’s recognition, bounce house, Karoke, and much more! For information, contact Karen Gonzales at kggoct@outlook.com or 775-289-3013.

29th Annual Wa She Shu It’Deh Arts Festival — July 27-28, Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe, California. Featuring cultural events ranging from a Washoe basket competition (with weavers from Nevada and California) to traditional dancing, music, stories, plays, basketry and clothing, plus traditional games, presented by the Washoe Tribe. This year’s theme is “reclaiming our stewardship practices (of the land),” a continuation of last year’s theme, emphasizing the impacts of climate change as a threat to the Washoe Tribe’s cultural traditions. Go to http://www.washoe.us to learn more.

33rd annual Numaga Indian Days Pow Wow — August 30-September 1, Hungry Valley, Reno, Nevada. This free annual event is held over Labor Day weekend and features some of the best Native American dancers, singers and drummers in the country. Plus, more than 25 vendors will sell traditional native foods and stunning handcrafted silverwork, beadwork, baskets and other American Indian art. Contact Toby Stump at 775-470-1100 or Lydia Bonta at 775-842-6388, or go to www.rsic.org, for information.

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.

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.

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.