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28th Washeshu ‘Itdeh Arts Festival at Lake Tahoe honors Wašiw traditions

August 7, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Miw Ɂaŋawa mi∙bi∙Ɂi tekew di∙milulu wat Wašišiw ɁitdeɁ Ɂi∙bilegi! It was great to have all of our partners and friends join us once again at the 28th annual Washeshu 'Itdeh Arts Festival at the heart of the homeland of the

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Aspen Wesley (MS Choctaw) wins 3rd straight softball POY award

July 18, 2018 — CHICAGO — As part of its 33rd year honoring the nation's best high school athletes, Gatorade on June 4 announced Aspen Wesley (MS Choctaw) of Neshoba Central High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade Mississippi Softball Player of the Year. Wesley is the second Gatorade Mississippi

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July-August 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

July 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the July-August 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of July 18 to August 15. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Native athletes in the news: NY Yankees draft Anthony Seigler (Navajo)

July 18, 2018 — The following sports briefs were provided to First Nation's Focus by NDNSPORTS and are republished on a monthly basis with permission. Anthony Seigler (Navajo) The New York Yankees selected Anthony Seigler (Navajo), an ambidextrous pitcher and hitter, as the No. 23 pick in the first round of

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First Nation’s Focus July-August 2018: Read the newest e-edition here!

July 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The July-August 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, July 18, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Lahontan Valley News, and will be inserted in the Thursday, July 19, print edition of The Record-Courier. Not a print

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Stewart Indian School blessing marks ‘new beginning’ for historic property

July 11, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — With blessings delivered in the native languages of the Paiute, Western Shoshone and Washoe tribes, a new chapter in the story of Stewart Indian School commenced Wednesday, July 11. More than 250 people, including Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, dozens of alumni and

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Renovated Stewart Indian School museum to tell the full story – including a dark history of abuse and assimilation

July 9, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — On July 11, a blessing ceremony will take place to kick off a renovation project that will bring a new cultural center and museum to the Stewart Indian School in Carson City. Stewart Indian School opened in December 1890 with 37

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

June 20, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the June-July 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of June 20 to July 17. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Kickapoo Tribe member carries running tradition through college

June 20, 2018 — GULF SHORES, Alaska — Mackenzie Wahpepah-Harris (Kickapoo Tribe) has been one of the most successful college distance runners in recent times. The senior, who hails from Norman, Oklahoma, finished up his collegiate running career this May for Oklahoma City University at the NAIA National Outdoor

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Native athletes in the news: Janee’ Kassanavoid (Comanche Tribe) and more

June 20, 2018 — The following sports briefs were provided to First Nation’s Focus by NDNSPORTS and are republished on a monthly basis with permission. Jakobe Ford (Blackfeet/Assiniboine) Everett College freshman Jakobe Ford set a Northwest Athletic Conference Championship meet (May 11-12 in Oregon) record in the triple jump with a

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

June 20, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The June-July 2018 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Wednesday, June 20, 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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Stewart Father’s Day Powwow attracts thousands from across the West

June 18, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Over the June 15-17 weekend, thousands of Native Americans converged on the Stewart Indian School in Carson City for the annual Stewart Father's Day Powwow. "I thought it went really well. It was well attended, and I was very thankful that

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Stewart Father’s Day Powwow to honor tradition, showcase future

June 11, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — This weekend's Stewart Indian School Father's Day Powwow is not only a tribute to generations of Native American customs and traditions, it's also a glimpse into the future of the Stewart facility. "We're trying to get everybody out to the campus,

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LimeBike share program launches in Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

June 8, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — In May, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony became the first Native American reservation to hose a bike share program. Dockless bike-sharing company LimeBike launched in RSIC, as well as the cities of Reno and Sparks, Washoe County and the University of Nevada, Reno on

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Native governor candidate Paulette Jordan: ‘It’s about time’ for change

June 4, 2018 — BOISE, Idaho — Paulette Jordan is striving for a lot of firsts. She hopes to become Idaho's first female governor and the first Democrat in the seat in more than 20 years. And if the Coeur d'Alene tribe member wins in November, she'll also be

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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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