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Paulette Jordan (Coeur d’Alene Tribe) wins Democratic primary for Idaho governor

May 17, 2018 — BOISE, Idaho — Former Idaho Rep. Paulette Jordan (D-Coeur d'Alene) won the May 15 primary election and will represent the Democratic party in the race for the state's open gubernatorial seat. If Jordan, 38, wins the general election in November, she would not only be the

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Kaylani Smartt (Shoshone-Paiute) to play college basketball in Arizona

May 16, 2018 — OWYHEE, Nev. — Kaylani Smartt started playing basketball when she was four years old and has been passionate about the game ever since. "It keeps me healthy, and (I like) the challenge of family competition," Smartt said in an in interview with First Nation's Focus. "What

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Gabby Barker (Shoshone/Paiute) earns medalist honors for 4th time in career

May 16, 2018 — LUBBOCK, Texas — The Texas Tech women’s golf team claimed its first tournament title of the 2017-18 season as the Red Raiders won the Lady Boilermaker Classic by eight strokes at the Ackerman-Allen Golf Course in West Lafayette, Indiana, on April 15. The tournament title

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Photo gallery: Native residents making a difference (May-June 2018)

May 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Each month, First Nation’s Focus publishes various images and briefs of noteworthy events and accomplishments among the region’s Native community. Have a submission for a future web slideshow or print edition? Email high-resolution images and information to info@firstnationsfocus.com with “First Nation’s Focus Photo” in

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Native athletes in the news: Austin Corbett (Walker River Paiute Tribe) and more

May 16, 2018 — The following sports briefs were provided to First Nation's Focus by NDNSPORTS and are republished on a monthly basis with permission. Austin Corbett (Walker River Paiute Tribe) The NFL's Cleveland Browns used the first pick in the second round of the NFL draft on April

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May-June 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

May 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the May-June 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of May 16-June 20. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication in a

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First Nation’s Focus May-June 2018: Read the newest e-edition here!

May 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The May-June 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, May 16, print editions of the Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier and Lahontan Valley News. Not a print person? No worries — just click here to flip through the digital e-edition of

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Photo Gallery: 2018 Earl Dunn Memorial Basketball Tournament

April 18, 2018 — NIXON, Nev. — The 2018 Earl Dunn Memorial Basketball Tournament took place March 30-April 1 at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation gym in Nixon, Nevada, featuring 18 men's teams from regional tribes. Below is a story about the history of the tournament and Earl himself, as

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First Nation’s Focus April-May 2018: Calendar of Events

April 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the March-April 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of  April 18 to May 16. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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First Nation’s Focus April-May 2018: Read the newest e-edition here!

April 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The April-May 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, April 18, print editions of the Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier and Lahontan Valley News. Not a print person? No worries — just click here to flip through the digital

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10th annual native tourism conference coming to Lake Tahoe

April 11, 2018 — STATELINE, Nev. — The 10th annual Nevada Tribal Tourism Conference makes its way to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Lake Tahoe's South Shore for three days of industry education on April 23-25. The conference — put on by Nevada's Indian Territory, Nevada Indian Commission

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Volunteers sought for Stewart Father’s Day Powwow in Carson City

April 4, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Hundreds of American Indian dancers, drummers, artists, craftsmen and cultural enthusiasts will converge on Carson City June 15-17 for the annual Stewart Father's Day Powwow. Honored by the American Indian Tourism Conference as the 2017-18 Best Cultural Heritage Experience, the event includes

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Nevada Wolf Pack’s MorningRose Tobey (Assiniboine/Sioux) excels on, off the basketball court

March 28, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — With a pedigree like MorningRose Tobey's, her athleticism is a given. Her mother was a standout basketball player at Haskell University. Her father was recently enshrined in an athletics hall of fame. Her favorite uncle is known as "Magic," after the Los

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First Nation’s Focus March-April 2018: Calendar of Events

March 28, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the March-April 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of March 28 to April 18. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Rural Nevada tribes encouraged to apply for federal funds

March 28, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications to support businesses and help create jobs in rural Nevada. According to a news release, the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program can be used in rural areas to support targeted

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First Nation’s Focus March-April 2018: Read the newest e-edition here!

March 28, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The March-April 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, March 28, print editions of the Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier and Lahontan Valley News. Not a print person? No worries — just click here to flip through the digital e-edition of

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Washoe Native TANF christens new offices in Minden, Nev.

March 13, 2018 — MINDEN, Nev. — More than 50 visitors attended an open house at the Washoe Tribe Native Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program’s newest office location in Douglas County. For three hours on Jan. 11, visitors to the Minden, Nev., office learned about career services, educational services,

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First Nation’s Focus February-March 2018: Calendar of Events

February 21, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the February-March 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Feb. 21 to March 20. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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First Nation’s Focus February-March 2018: Read the newest e-edition here!

February 21, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The February-March 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, Feb. 17, print editions of the Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier and Lahontan Valley News. Not a print person? No worries — just click here to flip through the digital e-edition of

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Great Basin Indigenous Women lead Reno Women’s March (photo gallery)

January 26, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Thousands of women (and men) took part in the second annual Women's March in downtown Reno the morning of Jan. 20. What made the Reno march unique from the rest of the marches happening the same day across the country was the

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