After gold was found in California, silver was discovered in Virginia City, and the Comstock bonanza lured those seeking riches onto Washoe terrain. The settlers viewed the land as an object of financial opportunity. In a very short time, pine nuts, seeds, game and fish had been overused. The harmonious rhythm that the Washoe had maintained was broken.
‘The people come first’ – WWII vet Beatrice Thayer (Paiute, Shoshone) reflects on military life and beyond
A locomotive chugs to a stop, hissing steam, at the Reno train station. Thousands of flat cars line the tracks, strapped with military equipment of all sizes — guns, jeeps, trucks, cannons, tanks. Hundreds of...
RENO, Nev. — Saundra Mitrovich was 13 years old when she went to her first United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) conference. She didn’t really have a choice. Mitrovich’s mentoring aunts, Roberta, Kathy and Julie,...
As a direct result of the work Melissa Melero-Moose orchestrated during her CA+E Fellowship, Great Basin Native Artists and the Nevada Museum of Art this year formalized a collaboration to create the Great Basin Native Artists Archive and Directory.
"Reawakening the Great Basin: A Native American Arts and Cultural Gathering" takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 13, at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty St., in downtown Reno. Admission is free.
Starting at 8:30 p.m., we will fire up a live Facebook video feed from the beaches of Edgewood Tahoe. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. sharp.
USDA Rural Development Nevada State Director Phil Cowee said he is pleased to have the Washoe Tribe as one of 47 communities included in the national program.
The June-July 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Saturday, June 22, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier.
Here is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the June-July 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of June 22 to July 19.
City Council on Tuesday, June 18, approved a resolution renaming Columbus Day, a federal holiday, with the goal of creating a day to “celebrate the thriving cultures and values of the Indigenous Peoples of our region.”
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.
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...
AB264 was just one of eight Tribal-related bills that have either been signed into law this session, or were adopted by the Legislature and await Sisolak’s approval, highlighting one of the most successful legislative sessions in the history of Nevada in terms of Native American affairs.
‘I wanted to fight for my country’ — Navy veteran Sterling Phillips (Cherokee) recounts WWII experience (w/ video)
Like many young Americans, Sterling Phillips — a member of the Cherokee Nation who was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Oklahoma but grew up in El Paso — was motivated to enlist in the military following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Art of Jack Malotte (Shoshone, Washoe) honors connection between Great Basin, Native Americans (w/ video)
The exhibition, planned through Oct. 20 at the Reno art museum, includes hundreds of pieces spanning four decades of Malotte’s career — from his teenage years at Wooster High School to his college days in Oakland, California, to his most recent works produced at his home studio in Duckwater, Nevada.
Festivities at the former Stewart Indian School, located at 5500 Snyder Ave., Carson City, include daily grand entries, crafts and food vendors, and a fun run. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
“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.”
A new flag was raised on the pole by local Native American veterans to honor those who have been interred in the cemetery, and participants performed the national anthem and spent a few moments in prayer and remembrance.
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.
Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the May-June 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of May 18 to June 21.. Do you have event information you...