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March-April Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

March 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the April 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of March 23 – April 19. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Using stimulants to combat opioid abuse is dangerous

March 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The opioid epidemic has received much needed attention in recent months due to the number of nationwide overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports opioids were involved in nearly 48,000 overdose deaths in 2017 which amounts to more than 2/3 of

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Newest First Nation’s Focus e-edition (April) available

March 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The April 2019 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Saturday, March 23, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier. You can go here to flip through the digital e-edition of this month's publication. First Nation's Focus focuses on tribal news of

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Recovering the Sacred — indigenous women’s health and HIV awareness

March 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Women by nature, gravitate to other women. Traditionally, chores were made easier when grandmothers, mothers, sisters and daughters worked together. Women helped each other in all aspects of life: gathering and preparing food, birthing babies, caring for the young, the sick and

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Nevada tribes can apply for specialty crops funding; $250K available

March 12, 2019 — SPARKS, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Agriculture recently announced a call for applications for grants through the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. According to the department, roughly $250,000 is expected to be awarded to “projects that will enhance the competitiveness of Nevada's specialty crops.”

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Newest First Nation’s Focus e-edition (February-March) available

February 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The February-March 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Saturday, Feb. 23, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier. You can go here to flip through the digital e-edition of this month’s publication. First Nation’s Focus focuses on tribal news of

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February-March Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

February 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the February-March 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Feb. 23 to March 22. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Legislation seeks tribal consultation in Nevada issues

February 22, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Yerington Paiute Tribe Chairman Laurie Thom announced last week during Nevada Tribes Legislative Day she and Assemblywoman Sarah Peters, D-Washoe, are collaborating on a bill draft request calling for tribal consultation in state and land issues. The Nevada Tribal Consultation Act,

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Report: Native Americans under-reported in opioid overdose data

February 12, 2019 — In Washington state, the misclassification of Native Americans on death certificates underestimated opioid overdose mortality rates for American Indians and Alaska Natives by 40 percent, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released in mid-December. By comparing death certificates in the state's

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January-February Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

January 31, 2019 — 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 Jan. 19 to Feb. 20. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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PHOTOS: Native American women lead 2019 Women’s March Reno

January 21, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — For the third consecutive year, members of Great Basin Native American Tribes and other Indigenous nations led the third annual Women’s March Reno on Saturday, Jan. 19. According to a press release from event organizers, as many as 5,000 people took part in

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Native American women to lead 3rd annual Women’s March Reno

January 17, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — For the third consecutive year, members of Great Basin Native American Tribes and other Indigenous nations will lead the third annual Women's March Reno. This year’s march is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Reno. “It would be our

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‘Native Voices’ event Jan. 18 at UNR to feature speakers on food sovereignty

January 17, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — This Friday, Jan. 18, the Savitt Medical Library at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine  will host a dynamic discussion about food sovereignty and Native peoples’ health, the university announced on Jan 17. According to a press release, the free speaker

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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Get to know RSIC’s Behavioral Health team (part 2)

January 17, 2019 — EDITOR'S NOTE: This month's Ask Paul column is the second part of a two-part column. This month, Paul continues to outline the outstanding credentials of the Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center's Behavioral Health Program staff. Go here to read part one, originally published on Dec. 20

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Dec. 2018-Jan. 2019 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

December 20, 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 Dec. 19-Jan. 15. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication in a

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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Get to know RSIC’s Behavioral Health team

December 20, 2018 — EDITOR'S NOTE: The December 2018 Ask Paul column is part one of a two-part column. Next month, Ask Paul will outline the outstanding credentials of the rest of the Behavioral Health Program staff. RENO, Nev. — I have been writing this article for the last

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Newest First Nation’s Focus e-edition (December-January) available

December 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The December 2018-January 2019 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, Dec. 19, print edition of the Nevada Appeal. You can go here to flip through the digital e-edition of this month's publication. First Nation's Focus focuses on tribal news of

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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-December 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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