March-April Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the April 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of March 23 – April 19.
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12th Annual Diabetes Health Fair and Powwow — March 23, Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Donald W. Reynolds Facility, Reno. Sponsored by Nevada Urban Indians, health fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grand Entry times for the powwow are noon and 5 p.m. Event will feature a drum contest, princess contest and dance contest. Food and vendor information, contact Jonathan at 775-247-5648 or Mike at 775-788-7600. For health fair information, contact Shelby or Brianna at 775-788-7600.
Go Red for Health Pow Wow — March 30, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Gym, 34 Reservation Road, Reno. A free and public event to promote Native American heart health, the social powwow will start at noon. Sponsored by the Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center. All dancers and drummers are welcome and vendors are being sought. Contact Gina Featherstone at 775-329-5162, ext. 1949, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TravelNevada’s Annual Rural Roundup — April 10-12, Fallon, Nevada. Andrew Grossman, Destination Management Specialist for Travel Oregon, will join as a keynote speaker. His session, “Advancing New Tourism Experiences in Rural Destinations,” joins presentations on effective marketing on a budget, grants/programs offered by several state and federal agencies, and other topics. Go to http://www.ruralroundup.com to register.
11th Annual Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference — April 15-17, Elko Convention Center, Elko. This year’s theme is “Creating Unique Experiences in Indian Country,” and the conference will focus on “how we can work together to create experiences that visitors won’t soon forget.” Sponsored by Nevada Indian Territory and the Nevada Indian Commission. Go to http://www.nevadaindianterritory.com, or contact Sari Nichols at email@example.com or 775-687-7603.
Walker River Paiute Tribe’s Earth Day Event — April 22, Pinenut Park, Schurz, Nevada. Everyone welcome to attend this event. Food will be provided; dress appropriately for weather. For information, contact the tribe’s environment department at 775-773-2306, ext. 303 or 319.
Earl Dunn Memorial All Indian Men’s Basketball Tournament — March 29-31, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Gym, Nixon, Nevada. Enter fee is $300; many awards will be handed out, including the Earl Dunn Memorial Award. For information, contact Angey Dunn at 775-574-0178 (evening) or Anita Dunn at 775-771-2683.
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.
USDA Rural Development Nevada State Director Phil Cowee said he is pleased to have the Washoe Tribe as one of 47 communities included in the national program.