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

October 17, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The October-November 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, Oct. 17, print edition of the Nevada Appeal and will be inserted in the Thursday, Oct. 18, print edition of The Record-Courier. Not a print person? No worries —

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

October 16, 2018 — 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. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication in a

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Nomination deadline Oct. 12 for American Indian Achievement Awards

October 8, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Indian Commission's 2018 American Indian Achievement Awards are coming up Nov. 17, and there are only a few days left to nominate potential award winners. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Oct. 12. Awards are presented in four

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First Nation’s Focus September-October 2018: Read the e-edition here

September 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The September-October 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, Sept. 19, print edition of the Nevada Appeal and will be inserted in the Thursday, Sept. 20, print edition of The Record-Courier. Not a print person? No worries —

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Former First Nation’s Focus intern wins national journalism awards

September 4, 2018 — EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was first published on the University of Nevada, Reno Reynolds School of Journalism website on Aug. 2, 2018, and has been updated to include details about Mr. Werk's tribal affiliation and internship information with First Nation's Focus. In July, University of

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Wells Fargo to donate $5 million to tribal community solar projects

August 28, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Wells Fargo announced Aug. 28 it plans to donate $5 million over three years to support solar projects in tribal communities across the U.S. According to a Wells Fargo news release, the donation to nonprofit GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making

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August-September 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

August 15, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the July-August 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Aug. 15 to Sept. 18. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Read the First Nation’s Focus August-September 2018 e-edition here

August 15, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The August-September 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, Aug. 15, print edition of the Nevada Appeal and will be inserted in the Thursday, Aug. 16, print edition of The Record-Courier. Not a print person? No worries —

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In Photos: 2018 Ely Shoshone Powwow & Fandango

August 13, 2018 — ELY, Nev. — Hundreds of Native residents and dancers of all ages attended the Ely Shoshone Powwow & Fandango on July 27-29 in Ely, Nevada. The annual event includes a celebration of Native American heritage with traditional dancing and music. This year's event was sponsored

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28th Washeshu ‘Itdeh Arts Festival at Lake Tahoe honors Wašiw traditions

August 7, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Miw Ɂaŋawa mi∙bi∙Ɂi tekew di∙milulu wat Wašišiw ɁitdeɁ Ɂi∙bilegi! It was great to have all of our partners and friends join us once again at the 28th annual Washeshu 'Itdeh Arts Festival at the heart of the homeland of the

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Nevada Gourd Society’s Silver State Art Festival set for Sept. 15-16

August 1, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The 2018 Silver State Art Festival, sponsored by the Nevada Gourd Society, is scheduled for Sept. 15-16 in Carson City. The festival is a gathering of gourd artists, basket makers, wood artists, photographers and painters from all over the Southwest. Artists

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Nevada Urban Indians enhancing wellness for Native, low-income populations

July 30, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — A vaccination drive for low-income families is going on at Nevada Urban Indians, a Reno nonprofit offering a myriad of services for physical and mental health. Through the end of September, any youth that get immunized at the organization's clinic will receive a

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July-August 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

July 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the July-August 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of July 18 to August 15. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Recent Native graduates from Northern Nevada

July 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — This June, hundreds of Native American students graduated high school and/or college across the United States. Information about the following three graduates was submitted in June to First Nation's Focus; we'd like to congratulate the below young adults, in addition to all

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NNDA: Manufacturing is here to stay in Nevada

July 18, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Now that Nevada is past the Great Recession, manufacturing has become important for statewide economic development. It is a good fit for the Silver State as it helps to create new jobs, economic growth, and an overall better quality of life

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First Nation’s Focus July-August 2018: Read the newest e-edition here!

July 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The July-August 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, July 18, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Lahontan Valley News, and will be inserted in the Thursday, July 19, print edition of The Record-Courier. Not a print

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Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Reno’s Wells Avenue focus of minority business study

July 17, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — A University of Nevada, Reno professor is working to understand why minority-owned businesses in Northern Nevada have less of a presence on Google Maps. Earlier this year, Dr. Gi Woong Yun, director for the Center for Advanced Media Studies at the Reynolds

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Stewart Indian School blessing marks ‘new beginning’ for historic property

July 11, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — With blessings delivered in the native languages of the Paiute, Western Shoshone and Washoe tribes, a new chapter in the story of Stewart Indian School commenced Wednesday, July 11. More than 250 people, including Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, dozens of alumni and

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Renovated Stewart Indian School museum to tell the full story – including a dark history of abuse and assimilation

July 9, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — On July 11, a blessing ceremony will take place to kick off a renovation project that will bring a new cultural center and museum to the Stewart Indian School in Carson City. Stewart Indian School opened in December 1890 with 37

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Traditional Washoe structure rebuilt at Tahoe after vandalism crimes

July 8, 2018 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Earlier this year, Ben Rupert and his son built a traditional structure at the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau that was vandalized not once, but twice. After four months of preparation, the structure — known as a galis dungal —

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