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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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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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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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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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43rd annual American Indian Film Festival set for Nov. 7-10 in San Francisco

October 31, 2018 — SAN FRANCISCO — Following the sudden passing of founder and president Michael Smith this winter, the 43rd annual American Indian Film Festival will carry on as scheduled, Nov. 7-10 in San Francisco. Family, filmmakers and entertainers will unite to both pay tribute to Smith —

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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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Pyramid Lake Museum & Visitors Center celebrates 20 years in Nixon

October 16, 2018 — NIXON, Nev. — The Pyramid Lake Museum & Visitors Center first opened to the public on August 26, 1998. On Sept. 9, 2018, the museum on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reservation in Nixon, Nevada, held a 20th anniversary celebration in commemoration of 20 years

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4-part NATIVE AMERICA docuseries premieres Oct. 23 on PBS

October 16, 2018 — Earlier this year, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced that "NATIVE AMERICA," a four-part series from Providence Pictures, will premiere this October. "Weaving history and science with living indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks

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Francine Tohannie (Te-Moak Shoshone) wins USDA native art competition

October 16, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) chose Nevada to develop this year's American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month poster, which includes holding a contest for the artwork. Of 13 submissions from across the state from a variety

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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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First Nation’s Focus to hire paid writers, photographers

October 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — First Nation's Focus is seeking members of Northern Nevada-area American Indian tribes and reservations who are interested in being paid to write stories and/or take photographs for publication online and in print. The mission of First Nation's Focus is to help serve

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Nevada tribal members to vote on reservation this November

October 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — This November, Native residents in Washoe and Mineral counties will cast their votes at polling stations within their own communities thanks to litigation led by the Pyramid Lake Paiute and Walker River Paiute tribes. In August 2016, the tribes filed a lawsuit

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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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Native American Pavilion returning to 2018 Vegas souvenir show

September 19, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — Building momentum from its highly successful 2017 debut, the Native American Pavilion will return for the 2018 edition of the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show with even more one-of-a-kind designs, authentic American Indian artisan crafts and daily cultural demonstrations. The

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First Nation’s Focus September-October 2018: Read the e-edition here

September 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The September-October 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, Sept. 19, print edition of the Nevada Appeal and will be inserted in the Thursday, Sept. 20, print edition of The Record-Courier. Not a print person? No worries —

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