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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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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 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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Ask Paul at the RSIC: 12 steps – and beyond – on the road to recovery

July 18, 2018 — The Red Road to Wellbriety shares a lesson from the Seneca Tribal leader, Handsome Lake. He said, "Whiskey is a great and monstrous evil and has reared a high mound of bones. You lose your minds, and whiskey causes it all. So now all must

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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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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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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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