Nevada Paiute, Shoshone members meet with Douglas County dems
MINDEN, Nev. — The Douglas County Democratic Women heard from Nevada Paiute and Shoshone tribal members at the club’s monthly luncheon on Monday, July 9.
Members gave a presentation on cultural, political and historical perspectives of the Great Basin tribes, which includes these two tribes as well as the Washoe Tribe.
From left in the photo are Daphne Emm-Hooper, Fernley City Manager and Douglas High School graduate; Stacey Montooth, Reno-Sparks Colony Community Information Officer; Marla McDade Williams, Northern Nevada Director for S360, a communications and marketing firm; Fredina Drye-Romero of the Nevada State Education Department, Native American Programs; and DCDW President Janice Noble.
‘I wanted to fight for my country’ — Navy veteran Sterling Phillips (Cherokee) recounts WWII experience
Like many young Americans, Sterling Phillips — a member of the Cherokee Nation who was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Oklahoma but grew up in El Paso — was motivated to enlist in the military following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.