According to the Indian Health Service, more than 16% of Native people have diagnosed Type 2 diabetes and another 30% have pre-diabetes. This data indicates that Native people are twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than non-natives.
The number of people who showed up at Indian Health Service facilities with health insurance rose from 64% of patients in 2013 to 78% in 2018. Despite the gains, the share of people without insurance at the 73 federally run IHS facilities in 2018 was still more than double the national average for health care coverage that year.
One in eight women in the U.S. will get breast cancer during their lifetime. And while incidents of breast cancer is lower in Native women compared to non-Native women, breast cancer is the most frequently...
ALPINE COUNTY, Calif. — California’s native Paiute cutthroat trout, the rarest trout in North America, swims once again in its high Sierra home waters for the first time in more than 100 years. California Natural...
With the Nevada Indian Commission's offices located on the Stewart Indian School campus, Stacey Montooth is reminded every day of the culture and lands she is working to preserve and the welfare of her people she is striving to improve.
The tiniest members of Indian country are in crisis. Babies born to Native women are nearly twice as likely to die before their first birthday as babies born to Caucasian women. More than 8 out...
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s 33rd annual Numaga Indian Days Powwow took place Labor Day weekend — Thursday, Aug. 29, through Sunday, Sept. 1, in Hungry Valley.
The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California will be awarded $374,124 annually for the next five years for a health and wellness program; further, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has received a $349,501 Department of Justice grant to fund its Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program.
The August-September 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Saturday, Aug. 24, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier. You can go here to flip through the digital e-edition of this month’s...
Traditionally, breastfeeding was seen as a natural part of being a woman and a mother. When babies were born, they were bundled into slings, moss bags or cradleboards. Women went about their daily lives with their babies strapped securely to their bodies, protecting their little ones from harm while caring and feeding them as needed.
Stacey Montooth, a member of the Walker River Paiute Nation who works currently as Public Relations and Community Information Officer for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, will start her new role Sept. 1.
According to a joint news release provided by U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., the grant will provide "important water treatment and infrastructure improvements."
First Nation’s Focus focuses on tribal news of Nevada and the Eastern Sierra and is a product of the Sierra Nevada Media Group (SNMG).
The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland located in the front of the neck just below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid produces hormones that control metabolism and how the body uses energy.
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.
Summer is finally here in the Great Basin and powwow season is in full swing. With more people spending time outdoors and on the road, safety becomes a real issue. Unintentional injury is the leading...
The June-July 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Saturday, June 22, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier.
Here is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the June-July 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of June 22 to July 19.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Hundreds of Native residents, visitors and other spectators turned out for the annual Stewart Father’s Day Powwow on June 14-16. Festivities at the former Stewart Indian School in Carson City included daily...
AB264 was just one of eight Tribal-related bills that have either been signed into law this session, or were adopted by the Legislature and await Sisolak’s approval, highlighting one of the most successful legislative sessions in the history of Nevada in terms of Native American affairs.