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13 Nevada tribes join protest of federal plutonium shipments

March 25, 2019 — CARSON CITY Nev. — Thirteen tribes in Nevada and western Utah are urging President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry to suspend any shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to a site north of Las Vegas. According to commentary contained in a series of letters sent

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March-April Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

March 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the April 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of March 23 – April 19. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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

March 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The April 2019 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Saturday, March 23, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier. 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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Newest First Nation’s Focus e-edition (February-March) available

February 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The February-March 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Saturday, Feb. 23, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier. 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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February-March Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

February 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the February-March 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Feb. 23 to March 22. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Legislation seeks tribal consultation in Nevada issues

February 22, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Yerington Paiute Tribe Chairman Laurie Thom announced last week during Nevada Tribes Legislative Day she and Assemblywoman Sarah Peters, D-Washoe, are collaborating on a bill draft request calling for tribal consultation in state and land issues. The Nevada Tribal Consultation Act,

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What is lost when Native cultural sites are bulldozed?

February 12, 2019 — LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. — In July, Will Russell drove out to Lake Havasu State Park and, for a moment, thought he was lost. The western Arizona landscape he knew from past visits — a gentle, sloping hillside with shallow drainages, just across the Colorado River

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Annual Nevada Tribes Day at Nevada Legislature set for Feb. 12

February 8, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. – Tribal elders from Nevada's American Indian tribes will deliver the blessings in both houses of the Nevada Legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 12, part of a day of festivities planned for Nevada Tribes Legislative Day. A reception; presentations on the Stewart Indian

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January-February Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

January 31, 2019 — 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 Jan. 19 to Feb. 20. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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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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