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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-October 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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Microgreens producer carries on indigenous heritage with Lake Tahoe farm

November 26, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Miko Gastelum has moved around over the years — California, Washington, Colorado, Michigan — but wherever he's put down roots, he's always grown vegetables. This summer Gastelum returned to South Lake Tahoe after a stint in Michigan where he earned

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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Coming to terms with the opioid crisis

November 26, 2018 — Last month we discussed how to say "no" to our friends and family who were involved in substance use and/or negative behaviors. This month we are going to discuss how to help our physicians say "no" especially when it comes to prescribing opioids. First we'll

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Nevadans to be honored at American Indian Achievement Awards Nov. 17

November 8, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Indian Commission will honor two Nevadans and one corporate supporter for their contributions to the American Indian community Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Stewart Indian School Gym in Carson City. The American Indian Achievement Awards Banquet and Silent Auction,

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Nevada Day Powwow, set for Oct. 26-28, celebrates state’s cultures

October 24, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — As Nevada plans to celebrate its birthday this weekend, the Nevada Day Powwow aims to highlight the heritage that helped shape the state. While it will feature American Indian dancers from across the country and Canada, it will encompass more than

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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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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Why it’s tough to say ‘no’ to bad choices

October 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Saying "no" to bad choices can be empowering, freeing and a healthy way of building our self-esteem. So, why do we have such a hard time saying "no" to bad choices? When we are young our parents tell us, "Don't you say

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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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Northern Nevada tribes receive grants to address opioid crisis

September 26, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The Washoe Tribe and Reno-Sparks Indian Colony will receive grants totaling $379,686 to address the opioid crisis and provide mental health and substance abuse services. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., applauded the grants from the federal Health and Human Services Department, saying tribal communities

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Suicide Prevention Network’s Billyhawk Enos makes waves in Washiw community

September 19, 2018 — GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — On any given day, it's not uncommon to find Billyhawk Enos at the bus stop in Dresslerville striking up conversations with kids. "There are so many people talking at them or down to them. I go out and chase them down and

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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Lower your thunder, embrace the lighting

September 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Time is one of our most valuable gifts from the Creator. Many of the people I serve have experience with the court system. They complain about monetary fines and the time it will take to complete court obligations, but the most painful

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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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Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center celebrates 10th anniversary

September 17, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Having worked in health care for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony for nearly 40 years, Connie Wyatt decided to celebrate her career journey and the 10-year anniversary of her Tribe's health center in a unique way. "I always wanted to sit in a

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Native traditions, sacrifice shape Marisa Pinto’s career path in medicine

September 17, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — While observing others, Marisa Pinto made the decision to become a physician. For 16 years at Renown Health as a clinic lab scientist and its blood blank manager, Pinto's profession was a supporting role in healthcare. However, a 6-month project that paired

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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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Ask Paul at the RSIC: The 12 steps aren’t specific to just alcoholism

August 14, 2018 — Have you ever asked yourself "who am I?" Why do you like the things you like, act the way you act, and think the way you think? What are your goals? Are you healthy in mind and body? In the "Red Road to Wellbriety," the

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