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Newest First Nation’s Focus e-edition (May 2019) available

April 22, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The May 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Saturday, April 20, 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 Nevada

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April-May 2019 Calendar of Events for First Nation’s Focus

April 22, 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 April 20 – May 16. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Have you been affected by the MMIW epidemic?

April 22, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — If the answer is "yes," then we would like to hear from you. First Nation's Focus contributor Alejandra Rubio, who is originally from Camp Verde, Arizona, and is a member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, is currently a graduate student at the University

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Native lithograph signed by T.C. Cannon sells for $12,500 at Reno auction

April 22, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — A spectacular lithograph on paper signed by famed Native American artist Tommy Wayne ("T.C.") Cannon, titled "Waiting for the Bus, Andarko Princess," sold for $12,500 at the 2019 Wigwam Auction — a celebration of the country's Great Basin Native American heritage —

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Barrick Gold, Western Shoshone Scholarship Foundation ink 10-year extension

April 22, 2019 — ELKO, Nev. — Barrick Gold signed a 10 year extension agreement with the Western Shoshone Scholarship Foundation (WSSF) on March 12 at a ceremony attended by company executives, WSSF Board of Directors and tribal leaders from eight partnering Western Shoshone communities, including the Duck Valley

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PHOTO GALLERY: Pyramid Lake High Senior Night

April 22, 2019 — NIXON, Nev. — On Feb. 15, Pyramid Lake High School hosted its final basketball games of the season on Senior Night. As such, seniors on the varsity boys and girls teams, and their families, were honored. The Pyramid Lake High School Yearbook staff shared the

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Sherry Smokey (Washoe Tribe) honored by Carson Valley museum

April 22, 2019 — GARDNDERVILLE, Nev. — Surrounded by her grandchildren and holding a rose, Sherry Smokey was honored on Saturday, March 23, for her efforts on behalf of the Washoe Tribe as a historical woman of importance. Smokey was one of five women inducted into the Women in

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Recovering the Sacred — making life changes to reclaim your health

April 22, 2019 — Indigenous women experience poorer health when compared to other Americans. For example: We have a life expectancy that is about 5.5 years shorter. Indigenous people overall continue to die at higher rate due to chronic liver disease, diabetes, assault/homicide, suicide and chronic respiratory disease. Native

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Native American youth athletes, fans face ongoing racism

April 11, 2019 — Editor's Note: This story contains strong language that may not be suitable for younger readers. While we understand people may be sensitive to this type of verbiage, it is our policy to not censor racist language when the terminology is crucial to understanding the overall

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PHOTOS: March 30 Go Red for Health Pow Wow at RSIC Gym

April 3, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — On Saturday, March 30, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosted its Go Red for Health Pow Wow at the RSIC Gym. The free and public event served to promote Native American heart health and was sponsored by the Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center. First

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‘The Mustang,’ filmed in Carson City, to show at Galaxy Fandango

April 3, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — A movie filmed in Carson City that depicts the Bureau of Land Management's rehabilitation program for inmates who train wild horses to be sold at auction for adoption will be shown next week at the Galaxy Fandango 10 Theater. Robert Redford is

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Northern Paiute artist’s work to be displayed at Nevada Legislature

April 1, 2019 — CARSON CITY, Nev. – Native American artist Melissa Melero-Moose finds inspiration for her mixed media creations from the landscape and culture of the Northern Paiute of the Great Basin. "Willows, tules, cattails and pine nuts are all very important staples to the Paiute people, being

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PHOTOS: 12th annual Nevada Urban Indians Diabetes Health Fair and Powwow

April 1, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The 12th annual Diabetes Health Fair and Powwow took place March 23 at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, located at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility in Reno. Sponsored by Nevada Urban Indians, the event featured a health fair, powwow,

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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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Wells Fargo Foundation provides nearly $13 million to Native nonprofits

March 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The Wells Fargo Foundation announced recently it awarded nearly $13 million to nonprofits supporting American Indian and Alaska Native communities last year. According to Wells Fargo, the funding "will help increase homeownership, energy sovereignty and workforce development on tribal lands; promote development

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Ask Paul at the RSIC: Using stimulants to combat opioid abuse is dangerous

March 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — The opioid epidemic has received much needed attention in recent months due to the number of nationwide overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports opioids were involved in nearly 48,000 overdose deaths in 2017 which amounts to more than 2/3 of

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Fishing, recreation permits on sale for Weber Reservoir

March 25, 2019 — SCHURZ, Nev. — It's fishing season at Weber Reservoir. Visitors can purchase permits for day-use, fishing, camping, boating and ATV use at either the Four Seasons Market in Schurz, Nevada (daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.); or at the Walker River Paiute Tribe's Finance

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Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe gets $115,000 federal transit grant

March 25, 2019 — FALLON, Nev. — The Department of Transportation last month announced it had awarded the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe a federal grant to support public transit services. Nevada Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto issued a Feb. 13 statement saying the $115,534 award will help the

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Remembering the life of Harold Earl Miller (June 14, 1927 – Dec. 26, 2018)

March 25, 2019 — RENO, Nev. — My name is Raynell Miller, and I am a member of the Trout Eater People of the Walker River Paiute Tribe. My parents are Irwin and Karen Miller. My paternal grandparents are William Bill Miller and Nellie Sides Miller. My maternal grandparents

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