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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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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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