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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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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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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Why it’s tough to say ‘no’ to bad choices

October 16, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Saying "no" to bad choices can be empowering, freeing and a healthy way of building our self-esteem. So, why do we have such a hard time saying "no" to bad choices? When we are young our parents tell us, "Don't you say

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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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11 Natives take part in 4-day Sacred Water Run across Nevada

October 9, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — On Monday, Oct. 1, through Thursday, Oct. 4, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada Action Fund (PLAN Action) hosted the Water Protectors Sacred Water Run. The run began in Snake Valley and ended with a celebration in the Valley of Fire during

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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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Sierra ridge renamed to ‘Hungalelti Ridge’ to eliminate derogatory ‘Squaw’ name

October 3, 2018 — GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — A ridge that stretches south of Caples Lake in the Mokelumne Wilderness has received a Washoe name, officials announced in late September. Squaw Ridge in Amador and Alpine counties was formally renamed Hungalelti Ridge (pronounced Hunga-Lel-Ti), a name proposed the Washoe Tribe

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Northern Nevada tribes receive grants to address opioid crisis

September 26, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The Washoe Tribe and Reno-Sparks Indian Colony will receive grants totaling $379,686 to address the opioid crisis and provide mental health and substance abuse services. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., applauded the grants from the federal Health and Human Services Department, saying tribal communities

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September-October 2018 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

September 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the September 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of Sept. 19-Oct. 16. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication in a

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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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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Lower your thunder, embrace the lighting

September 19, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Time is one of our most valuable gifts from the Creator. Many of the people I serve have experience with the court system. They complain about monetary fines and the time it will take to complete court obligations, but the most painful

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Rickie Fowler (Navajo) ties for 12th in the PGA Championship

September 19, 2018 — ST. LOUIS — Rickie Fowler's quest to win his first career major will have to wait another year. The 29-year-old finished tied for 12th in the 100th PGA Championship, which took place Aug. 9-12 at Bellerive Golf Course. Fowler ended the tournament shooting a 272

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In the news: Monthly sports briefs about Native athletes by NDNSPORTS

September 19, 2018 — Chace Hale (MHA Nation) Sophomore Chace Hale (MHA Nation) recently won the University of Kansas Bob Timmons Invite to open up his season with the Kansas Jayhawks. It was his first collegiate win and he won with a time of 19:25.3 over the famous Rim

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In photos: Walt Kizer Memorial Fast Pitch Softball Tournament

September 19, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Dresslerville Athletic Club hosted the annual Walt Kizer Memorial Fast Pitch Softball Tournament on Aug. 18-19 in Carson City. Native teams from across America, as well as a team from Canada, competed in the tournament, which helps raise funds for

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Suicide Prevention Network’s Billyhawk Enos makes waves in Washiw community

September 19, 2018 — GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — On any given day, it's not uncommon to find Billyhawk Enos at the bus stop in Dresslerville striking up conversations with kids. "There are so many people talking at them or down to them. I go out and chase them down and

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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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