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$17 million in federal money awarded to tribal housing in Nevada

May 24, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The federal Housing and Urban Development department has awarded $17 million to develop and operate affordable housing in tribal communities across Nevada. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto announced the grants on May 22, saying the funding will help Nevada’s tribal communities have better

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Paulette Jordan (Coeur d’Alene Tribe) wins Democratic primary for Idaho governor

May 17, 2018 — BOISE, Idaho — Former Idaho Rep. Paulette Jordan (D-Coeur d'Alene) won the May 15 primary election and will represent the Democratic party in the race for the state's open gubernatorial seat. If Jordan, 38, wins the general election in November, she would not only be the

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Photo gallery: Native residents making a difference (May-June 2018)

May 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Each month, First Nation’s Focus publishes various images and briefs of noteworthy events and accomplishments among the region’s Native community. Have a submission for a future web slideshow or print edition? Email high-resolution images and information to info@firstnationsfocus.com with “First Nation’s Focus Photo” in

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Nevada Indian Summit promotes food programs available to tribal communities

May 16, 2018 — SPARKS, Nev. — On April 19, advocates working to provide an accommodating food system to regional tribes presented helpful information on food distribution and family programming during the Nevada Indian Summit at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks. The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presented

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May-June 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

May 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the May-June 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of May 16-June 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: Spring perfect time to get help for substance abuse

May 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — This is a glorious time of year with flowers, trees, and grass springing back to life. Crisp, clear mornings greet us as we begin our day. Each day is a refreshing gift and an opportunity to make a world that our ancestors,

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First Nation’s Focus May-June 2018: Read the newest e-edition here!

May 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The May-June 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, May 16, print editions of the Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier and Lahontan Valley News. Not a print person? No worries — just click here to flip through the digital e-edition of

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Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe’s pinwheel event protects children and Earth

May 3, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — Chris Murphy and his family mark the annual late-April pinwheels remembrance and Earth Day as important events the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe brings to Churchill County. "It gives our community a point of reference to show we clearly care about our kids,"

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Climate change, overfishing push California abalone to low numbers

April 18, 2018 — SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. — The earrings are only a couple of inches long, but the masterfully carved salmon look like they've leaped from the water to whisper in the wearer's ear. Their glowing red hues and iridescent opalescence caress the eye. These colors occur naturally in the medium

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Founding mothers of ITCN Head Start program honored at Reno summit

April 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — For many, preschool and early childhood development isn't something questioned for even a moment; many fortunate parents know exactly where to go for resources to help advance their children's learning and social development, early-on. For one group of strong American Indian mothers, however,

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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Managing anger an important way to stay healthy

April 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Many times I see people who are frustrated and angry. They can't really define where their anger comes from — they just know they have it. Not being able to define why they have this angry emotion leads to more frustration and

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First Nation’s Focus April-May 2018: Calendar of Events

April 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the March-April 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of  April 18 to May 16. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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First Nation’s Focus April-May 2018: Read the newest e-edition here!

April 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The April-May 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, April 18, print editions of the Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier and Lahontan Valley News. Not a print person? No worries — just click here to flip through the digital

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10th annual native tourism conference coming to Lake Tahoe

April 11, 2018 — STATELINE, Nev. — The 10th annual Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference makes its way to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Lake Tahoe's South Shore for three days of industry education on April 23-25. The conference — put on by Nevada's Indian Territory, Nevada Indian Commission

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Volunteers sought for Stewart Father’s Day Powwow in Carson City

April 4, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Hundreds of American Indian dancers, drummers, artists, craftsmen and cultural enthusiasts will converge on Carson City June 15-17 for the annual Stewart Father's Day Powwow. Honored by the American Indian Tourism Conference as the 2017-18 Best Cultural Heritage Experience, the event includes

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Fight continues to save Sacred Shoshone Cedars massacre site

March 28, 2018 — WHITE PINE COUNTY, Nev. — The effort to protect Swamp Cedars began after federal agencies signed Stipulated Agreements with the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), withdrawing their protests to SNWA's water rights applications in eastern Nevada and negating their trust responsibility to protect Tribal rights

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First Nation’s Focus March-April 2018: Calendar of Events

March 28, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the March-April 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of March 28 to April 18. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Enabling substance abuse creates a ‘cycle of hurt’

March 28, 2018 — Many times I hear from parents who are concerned about a loved one's drinking alcohol or using other substances. I hear, "My son, spouse, nephew, or other family member has been out drinking again. He just won't stop." I ask the parents how the loved

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New website provides resources to help prevent early childhood obesity

March 28, 2018 — REN, Nev. — The percentage of obese children in Nevada is rising, and nearly one-third of children entering kindergarten are considered overweight or obese. To help teachers and parents teach healthy habits to children before age 5, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension recently launched the

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Rural Nevada tribes encouraged to apply for federal funds

March 28, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications to support businesses and help create jobs in rural Nevada. According to a news release, the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program can be used in rural areas to support targeted

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