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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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Recent deaths of Native matriarchs leave ripples of respect, honor and gratefulness

June 20, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Over the past several weeks, tribal communities across Northern Nevada and the Great Basin have dealt with the tragic deaths of four important matriarchs — Flora Greene, Gayle Hanson-Johnson, Patty Hicks and Lois Kane. In an effort to honor their lives, First

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

June 20, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the June-July 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of June 20 to July 17. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Combating symptoms of ‘no-mobile-phone-phobia’

June 20, 2018 — I recently gave a friend a ride to her auto shop to pick up her car. I dropped her off and went about my evening. In the morning, I saw she had forgotten her cellphone in my car. It must have slipped out of her

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

June 20, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The June-July 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, June 20, 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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Stewart Father’s Day Powwow attracts thousands from across the West

June 18, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Over the June 15-17 weekend, thousands of Native Americans converged on the Stewart Indian School in Carson City for the annual Stewart Father's Day Powwow. "I thought it went really well. It was well attended, and I was very thankful that

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Stewart Father’s Day Powwow to honor tradition, showcase future

June 11, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — This weekend's Stewart Indian School Father's Day Powwow is not only a tribute to generations of Native American customs and traditions, it's also a glimpse into the future of the Stewart facility. "We're trying to get everybody out to the campus,

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LimeBike share program launches in Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

June 8, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — In May, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony became the first Native American reservation to hose a bike share program. Dockless bike-sharing company LimeBike launched in RSIC, as well as the cities of Reno and Sparks, Washoe County and the University of Nevada, Reno on

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Native governor candidate Paulette Jordan: ‘It’s about time’ for change

June 4, 2018 — BOISE, Idaho — Paulette Jordan is striving for a lot of firsts. She hopes to become Idaho's first female governor and the first Democrat in the seat in more than 20 years. And if the Coeur d'Alene tribe member wins in November, she'll also be

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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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