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Ask Paul at the RSIC: The 12 steps aren’t specific to just alcoholism

August 14, 2018 — Have you ever asked yourself "who am I?" Why do you like the things you like, act the way you act, and think the way you think? What are your goals? Are you healthy in mind and body? In the "Red Road to Wellbriety," the

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In Photos: 2018 Ely Shoshone Powwow & Fandango

August 13, 2018 — ELY, Nev. — Hundreds of Native residents and dancers of all ages attended the Ely Shoshone Powwow & Fandango on July 27-29 in Ely, Nevada. The annual event includes a celebration of Native American heritage with traditional dancing and music. This year's event was sponsored

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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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Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe among rural Nevada communities to share $237 million in federal grants

August 7, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Earlier this summer, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $237 million in 119 rural projects in 29 states. "While many rural communities boast an array of natural resources and scenic

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Indigenous Women Hike aims to reclaim ancestral territory in Sierra

August 6, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — This August, members of Indigenous Women Hike will be traveling our ancestral trade routes — Nuumu Poyo — in prayer to honor our relatives who came before us and to strengthen our connection to Mother Earth and the sacred places inside ourselves.

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Nevada Gourd Society’s Silver State Art Festival set for Sept. 15-16

August 1, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The 2018 Silver State Art Festival, sponsored by the Nevada Gourd Society, is scheduled for Sept. 15-16 in Carson City. The festival is a gathering of gourd artists, basket makers, wood artists, photographers and painters from all over the Southwest. Artists

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Nevada Urban Indians enhancing wellness for Native, low-income populations

July 30, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — A vaccination drive for low-income families is going on at Nevada Urban Indians, a Reno nonprofit offering a myriad of services for physical and mental health. Through the end of September, any youth that get immunized at the organization's clinic will receive a

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Ask Paul at the RSIC: 12 steps – and beyond – on the road to recovery

July 18, 2018 — The Red Road to Wellbriety shares a lesson from the Seneca Tribal leader, Handsome Lake. He said, "Whiskey is a great and monstrous evil and has reared a high mound of bones. You lose your minds, and whiskey causes it all. So now all must

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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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Recent Native graduates from Northern Nevada

July 18, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — This June, hundreds of Native American students graduated high school and/or college across the United States. Information about the following three graduates was submitted in June to First Nation's Focus; we'd like to congratulate the below young adults, in addition to all

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NNDA: Manufacturing is here to stay in Nevada

July 18, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Now that Nevada is past the Great Recession, manufacturing has become important for statewide economic development. It is a good fit for the Silver State as it helps to create new jobs, economic growth, and an overall better quality of life

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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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Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Reno’s Wells Avenue focus of minority business study

July 17, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — A University of Nevada, Reno professor is working to understand why minority-owned businesses in Northern Nevada have less of a presence on Google Maps. Earlier this year, Dr. Gi Woong Yun, director for the Center for Advanced Media Studies at the Reynolds

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Nevada Paiute, Shoshone members meet with Douglas County dems

July 16, 2018 — MINDEN, Nev. — The Douglas County Democratic Women heard from Nevada Paiute and Shoshone tribal members at the club's monthly luncheon on Monday, July 9. Members gave a presentation on cultural, political and historical perspectives of the Great Basin tribes, which includes these two tribes

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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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Traditional Washoe structure rebuilt at Tahoe after vandalism crimes

July 8, 2018 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Earlier this year, Ben Rupert and his son built a traditional structure at the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau that was vandalized not once, but twice. After four months of preparation, the structure — known as a galis dungal —

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Nahko Bear (Apache): ‘Just doing my thing and shining that light’

July 2, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — "Give, always give what you can, even if your allies always draw lines in the sand," Nahko Bear, leader of world music outfit Nahko and Medicine for the People, sings into the camera. It's December 2016, and Nahko, bundled in a winter

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