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13 Nevada tribes join protest of federal plutonium shipments

March 25, 2019 — CARSON CITY Nev. — Thirteen tribes in Nevada and western Utah are urging President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry to suspend any shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to a site north of Las Vegas. According to commentary contained in a series of letters sent

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March-April Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

March 25, 2019 — 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. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Wells Fargo Foundation provides nearly $13 million to Native nonprofits

March 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The Wells Fargo Foundation announced recently it awarded nearly $13 million to nonprofits supporting American Indian and Alaska Native communities last year. According to Wells Fargo, the funding "will help increase homeownership, energy sovereignty and workforce development on tribal lands; promote development

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Newest First Nation’s Focus e-edition (April) available

March 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The April 2019 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Saturday, March 23, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier. You can go here to flip through the digital e-edition of this month's publication. First Nation's Focus focuses on tribal news of

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Reno art display from Jack Malotte (Shoshone, Washoe) gets $10K grant

March 13, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The National Endowment for the Arts announced in February it has awarded grants totaling $90,000 to support several projects planned in fiscal year 2019, including a much-anticipated display this summer at the Nevada Museum of Art from visual artist Jack Malotte, an

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Nevada tribes can apply for specialty crops funding; $250K available

March 12, 2019 — SPARKS, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Agriculture recently announced a call for applications for grants through the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. According to the department, roughly $250,000 is expected to be awarded to “projects that will enhance the competitiveness of Nevada's specialty crops.”

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12th annual Native education summit set for March 21-22 in Reno

February 28, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — "Equity: A Voice for All Students" will be the theme of the 12th annual American Indian/Alaska Native Education Summit that will take place March 21-22 at Truckee Meadows Community College. According to a Nevada Department of Education news release, the summit is sponsored

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Newest First Nation’s Focus e-edition (February-March) available

February 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The February-March 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Saturday, Feb. 23, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier. You can go here to flip through the digital e-edition of this month’s publication. First Nation’s Focus focuses on tribal news of

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February-March Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

February 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the February-March 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Feb. 23 to March 22. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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What is lost when Native cultural sites are bulldozed?

February 12, 2019 — LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. — In July, Will Russell drove out to Lake Havasu State Park and, for a moment, thought he was lost. The western Arizona landscape he knew from past visits — a gentle, sloping hillside with shallow drainages, just across the Colorado River

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January-February Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

January 31, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the November-December 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of Jan. 19 to Feb. 20. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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PHOTOS: Native American women lead 2019 Women’s March Reno

January 21, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — For the third consecutive year, members of Great Basin Native American Tribes and other Indigenous nations led the third annual Women’s March Reno on Saturday, Jan. 19. According to a press release from event organizers, as many as 5,000 people took part in

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Native American women to lead 3rd annual Women’s March Reno

January 17, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — For the third consecutive year, members of Great Basin Native American Tribes and other Indigenous nations will lead the third annual Women's March Reno. This year’s march is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Reno. “It would be our

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‘Native Voices’ event Jan. 18 at UNR to feature speakers on food sovereignty

January 17, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — This Friday, Jan. 18, the Savitt Medical Library at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine  will host a dynamic discussion about food sovereignty and Native peoples’ health, the university announced on Jan 17. According to a press release, the free speaker

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Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

December 20, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the November-December 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Dec. 19-Jan. 15. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication in a

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532 horses returned to Fort McDermitt Shoshone Paiute Tribe

December 20, 2018 — WINNEMUCCA, Nev. — The Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest recently concluded the first of a series of operations to remove tribal members' privately owned horses that were grazing without authorization on the Santa Rosa Ranger District. In all, 532 horses

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Newest First Nation’s Focus e-edition (December-January) available

December 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The December 2018-January 2019 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, Dec. 19, print edition of the Nevada Appeal. You can go here to flip through the digital e-edition of this month's publication. First Nation's Focus focuses on tribal news of

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Stewart Indian School documentary debuts Dec. 17 in Reno

December 13, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Stewart Indian School Preservation Alliance (SISPA), in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission, will be premiering a new documentary, "Stewart Indian School: Home of the Braves," on Monday, Dec. 17, at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. The 60-minute

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First Nation’s Focus November-December 2018: Read the e-edition here

December 3, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The November-December 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Saturday, Nov. 24, print edition of the Nevada Appeal. Not a print person? No worries — just go here to flip through the digital e-edition of this month's publication. First Nation's Focus focuses

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November-December 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

November 26, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the November-December 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of Nov. 21-Dec. 18. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication in a

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