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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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Native American remains topic of Carson City workshop Dec. 13

December 10, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada State Museum in Carson City is hosting a public workshop to solicit comments on proposed new regulations pertaining to treatment and repatriation of objects and human remains from known Native American burial sites on private property. The regulations pertain

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First Nation’s Focus November-October 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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Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe member returns to take on economic development

November 26, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — It's been just shy of a year since Chandler Allen returned to the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony to take on the position of economic development director for the tribe's corporation. "Before, I was always trying to work on

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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Coming to terms with the opioid crisis

November 26, 2018 — Last month we discussed how to say "no" to our friends and family who were involved in substance use and/or negative behaviors. This month we are going to discuss how to help our physicians say "no" especially when it comes to prescribing opioids. First we'll

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Microgreens producer carries on indigenous heritage with Lake Tahoe farm

November 26, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Miko Gastelum has moved around over the years — California, Washington, Colorado, Michigan — but wherever he's put down roots, he's always grown vegetables. This summer Gastelum returned to South Lake Tahoe after a stint in Michigan where he earned

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The history behind November as Native American Heritage Month

November 26, 2018 — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For more than 100 years, Native and non-Native Americans have sought out a permanent designation on the national calendar to honor America's earliest residents: the American Indian and Alaska Native people. One of earliest recorded attempts to create a day of recognition

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Remember Manuel Levi Dick, who died in the Vietnam War

November 26, 2018 — Manuel Levi was born on June 18, 1947, in Coleville, California, to Leona Cluette and George Dick both of Coleville. He had 6 siblings, 5 sisters and 1 brother. He was raised on our family farm and attended Mono County schools, graduating in 1965 from

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Ninalani McDonald Grimes (Washoe Tribe) attending college

November 26, 2018 — Ninalani McDonald Grimes is a 2018 graduate of Heritage High School in Vancouver, Washington and is currently attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. She is an English major and plans to become an elementary school teacher. Ninalani is an enrolled member of the Washoe

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New members elected to Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Council

November 21, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — On Oct. 6, members of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe arrived at the polls to cast their votes for vice chairman, treasurer and two council member seats. Voting took place throughout the day at the FPST Tribal Gymnasium beginning at 7 a.m.

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Historic wins: First-ever Native women elected to Congress, Lt. Governor

November 13, 2018 — It was a historic Election Day on Nov. 6 for Native Americans: Two states elected the first-ever Native American women to Congress, while another voted in its first Native American lieutenant governor. In New Mexico, Deb Haaland of the Laguna Pueblo Tribe defeated Republican Janice

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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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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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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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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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