September-October 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus
RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the September 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Sept. 19-Oct. 16.
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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.
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.
Morongo Thunder and Lightning Powwow — Sept. 21-23, Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, Calif. The annual event celebrates Native traditions and shares in the discovery of new. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to http://www.morongo.com.
National Public Lands Day — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 22, Pelican Point, Pyramid Lake, Nev. Volunteers are sought to collect seeds from native plants. Seeds will be used to restore foliage on burned areas of public and tribal lands. Contact Dean Tonenna at 775-885-6189 or email@example.com.
Bishop Pabanamanina Powwow — Sept. 28-30, Paiute Palace Casino, 2742 N. Sierra Highway, Bishop, Calif. Festivities include a parade, music, arts and craft vendors, a free barbecue, and free parking and camping. Call 760-920-2332 or 760-920-8214.
Redding Rancheria’s Stillwater Powwow — Oct. 5-7, Shasta District Fairground, 2000 Redding Rancheria Road, Anderson, Calif. Activities include dance specials, a hand game tournament and drum contests. Contact Louise Davis at 530-225-8979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
23rd annual Chumash Intertribal Powwow — Oct. 6-7, Live Oak Campground, 4650 Highway 154, Goleta, Calif. Two days of dance and drum contests will be featured along with food booths, arts and crafts vendors and camping. Information at santaynezchumash.org/powwow.
26th annual Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Powwow — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 6, Martin Luther King Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, Calif. The 26th annual powwow will celebrate “526 years of resistance and renewal, 1492-2018.” Contact John Curl at 510-595-5520 or email@example.com.
21st annual Fall Fest — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 12-13, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, 34 Reservation Road, Reno, Nev. The craft fair features jewelry, bead work, art, baked goods, raffles, food and fun. Information at http://www.rsic.org.
Chukchansi Powwow — Oct. 12-14, Coarsegold Historic Village, 35300 Highway 31, Suite 204, Coarsegold, Calif. Prizes will be awarded in dance, horseshoe, hand game, princess and other contests. Contact Melissa Alejandrez at 559-795-4195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indigenous Comic Con — Nov. 2-4, Isleta Resort and Casino, 11000 Broadway Southeast, Albuquerque, N.M. Featured guests include Jonathan Joss of “Parks and Recreation” and “King of the Hill” fame. Tickets on sale at http://www.indigenouscomiccon.com/tickets-page.
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, Calif. The largest Native American arts fair in Southern California, the Autry’s American Indian Arts Marketplace features 200 Native American artists representing more than 40 tribes. Information at TheAutry.org/Marketplace.
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 the contributions of those who have positively impacted Nevada’s American Indian community. Call 775-687-8333.
New Wave Classic Money-Ball Shootout Tournament — Sept. 21-23, Middle Verde Gym, Camp Verde, Ariz. Contact Reyes Herrera at V.V.BasketballCo@gmail.com or 928-300-5612.
Dunking in the Desert 10 — Sept. 21-23, Gilbert, Ariz. Call Joe at 480-228-6782.
SC Sharpshooter 2018 — Sept. 27-30, Gilson Wash Activity Center, San Carlos, Arizona. Register at http://www.allnativeelite.com.
V.V.Y.B. Halloween Boys & Girls High School Basketball Tournament — Oct. 5-7, Camp Verde, Ariz. Call Delbert at 928-592-8381 or Drake at 928-301-9872.
Desert Hoop Fest — Oct. 6, Baboquivari High School, Topawa, Ariz. Call Jeff Juan at 520-993-0632.
Soboba Braves Fall Shootout — Oct. 12-14, Soboba Sports Complex, 24340 Soboba Road, San Jacinto, Calif. Call Jayvier Sandoval at 951-392-0550.
Mattie Fileds 9th Annual Think Pink Basketball Tournament — Oct. 19-20, Camp Verde, Ariz. Call Freddie Fields at 928-592-7941.
6th annual Pechanga Basketball Classic — Nov. 2-4, Pechanga Recreation Center, Temecula, Calif. Call Joseph Masiel or Dan Sletten at 951-365-9154.
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