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Opinion: American lawmakers can address the MMIW crisis. Will they?
Opinion: American lawmakers can address the MMIW crisis. Will they?

June 19, 2019

According to the report, Indigenous women and girls in Canada are 12 times more likely to experience violence than non-Indigenous women. Between 1997 and 2000, homicide rates for Indigenous women were nearly seven times higher than for non-Indigenous women.


PHOTOS: 2019 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow
PHOTOS: 2019 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow

June 18, 2019

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Hundreds of Native residents, visitors and other spectators turned out for the annual Stewart Father’s Day Powwow on June 14-16. Festivities at the former Stewart Indian School in Carson City included daily...






‘This is genocide’: The final report of Canada’s inquiry into MMIWG
‘This is genocide’: The final report of Canada’s inquiry into MMIWG

June 5, 2019

“This genocide has been empowered by colonial structures, evidenced notably by the Indian Act, the Sixties Scoop, residential schools, and breaches of human and Inuit, Métis and First Nations rights,” the report reads, “leading directly to the current increased rates of violence, death, and suicide in Indigenous populations.”



Northern Paiute language courses coming to UNR in fall 2019
Northern Paiute language courses coming to UNR in fall 2019

May 20, 2019

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jenanne Ferguson and Assistant Professor of English Ignacio Montoya collaborated with Christina Thomas, a former Northern Paiute language teacher at Edward C. Reed High School in Sparks and student at UNR.








Newest First Nation’s Focus e-edition (May 2019) available
Newest First Nation’s Focus e-edition (May 2019) available

April 22, 2019

RENO, Nev. — The May 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Saturday, April 20, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier. You can go here to flip through the digital e-edition of this month’s...