October-November 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the October-November 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Oct. 17-Nov. 20.
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Straight Out of Auburn Big Time Powwow — 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 20, The Grounds, 800 All American Blvd., Roseville, Calif. The celebration offers competition and exhibition dancing, traditional food and art and cultural demonstrations. Call 530-888-8767 or go to http://www.sierranativealliance.org/events.
Free Native American Workshop — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 22, Red Lion Inn and Casino, 2065 Idaho St., Elko, Nev. Native veterans are encouraged to attend for assistance with filing claims with the VA. Contact McKensie King at 775-321-4708 or email@example.com. Event registration is open at http://bit.ly/2NnXQZ3.
17th annual Veterans Appreciation and Heritage Powwow — Nov. 10-11, South Gate Park, 4855 Tweedy Blvd., South Gate, Calif. Contact Paul Quintana at 747-259-7270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Indian Arts Marketplace — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 10-11, The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles. The largest Native American arts fair in Southern California will feature 200 Native artists representing more than 40 tribes. Go to TheAutry.org/Marketplace.
20th annual Pahrump Intertribal Social Powwow — Nov. 16-18, Petrack Park, Pahrump, Nev. Traditional crafts, music, food, dancing and raffles. Contact email@example.com or 775-209-3444.
American Indian Achievement Award Banquet and Silent Auction — 5-8 p.m., Nov. 17, Governor’s Mansion, 606 Mountain St., Carson City, Nev. The event will recognize those who have positively impacted Nevada’s American Indian community. Proceeds will benefit Stewart Indian School. Call 775-687-8333.
2nd annual Los Angeles Powwow — Nov. 17, Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. Contact Pat Lopez at 562-505-4482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Craft Faire — Dec. 7-9, Carson Colony Gym, 2900 S. Curry St., Carson City, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9-4 on Sunday. Call Ann Johnson at 7750392-3608.
Haunted Hoops Open — Oct. 26-27, tribal gym, Peach Springs, Ariz. The men’s and women’s double-elimination tournament costs $250. Contact Hualapai Recreation at 928-769-2652.
6th annual Pechanga Basketball Classic — Nov. 2-4, Pechanga Recreation Center, Temecula, Calif. Double-elimination; tournament spots are limited so contact ASAP to reserve your spot. Contact Joseph Masiel or Dan Sletten at 951-365-9154.
Thanks For Ballin’ Tournament — Nov. 2-4, Middle Verde Gym, Camp Verde, Ariz. The open youth tournament is open to boys 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Contact tournament director Reyes Herrera at 928-300-5612.
6th annual Pechanga Basketball Classic — Nov. 2-4, Pechanga Recreation Center, Temecula, Calif. The all-native plus one men’s tournament costs $400 to play. Call 951-365-9154 and ask for Joseph Masiel or Dan Sletten.
19th Annual Salton L. Reede Sr. Veterans Memorial Basketball Tournament — Nov. 9-11, San Carlos, Ariz. Divisions: All-native plus two men’s and women’s 18 and over and open 35 plus masters. Call Zack Reede at 928-812-5002 or Xan Reede at 928-200-8820.
Dville Youth Basketball Tournament — Nov. 30-Dec. 2, The MAC, 1860 Russell Way. Carson City. Entry fee is $175, and a $100 deposit is due by Nov. 2. Contact Tony Kizer at 775-781-2041.
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.
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.
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.
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.