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PHOTOS: 2019 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow
PHOTOS: 2019 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow

June 18, 2019

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Hundreds of Native residents, visitors and other spectators turned out for the annual Stewart Father’s Day Powwow on June 14-16. Festivities at the former Stewart Indian School in Carson City included daily...







‘This is genocide’: The final report of Canada’s inquiry into MMIWG
‘This is genocide’: The final report of Canada’s inquiry into MMIWG

June 5, 2019

“This genocide has been empowered by colonial structures, evidenced notably by the Indian Act, the Sixties Scoop, residential schools, and breaches of human and Inuit, Métis and First Nations rights,” the report reads, “leading directly to the current increased rates of violence, death, and suicide in Indigenous populations.”




PHOTO GALLERY: First-ever Winnemucca Powwow
PHOTO GALLERY: First-ever Winnemucca Powwow

May 23, 2019

Dancers of all ages and members of Drum Group Red Hoop took part in the convention, which was organized by Victoria Jackson, an enrolled member of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of Nevada and Oregon, as well as Linda Dufurrena and Carolyn Dufurrena.


Shoshone-Paiute, North Paiute women receive Nevada Humanities awards
Shoshone-Paiute, North Paiute women receive Nevada Humanities awards

May 23, 2019

RENO, Nev. — The nonprofit Nevada Humanities biennially (every other year) presents five awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that foster cultural enrichment and deepen our understanding of the human experience by facilitating opportunities for...


Larry Burton honored with NV tourism award
Larry Burton honored with NV tourism award

May 23, 2019

FALLON, Nev. — Several Nevadans from different walks of life were recognized for their contributions to the state’s tourism industry at TravelNevada’s VolunTourism Awards Dinner on April 11 in Fallon. Six Excellence in Tourism Awards...



Northern Paiute language courses coming to UNR in fall 2019
Northern Paiute language courses coming to UNR in fall 2019

May 20, 2019

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jenanne Ferguson and Assistant Professor of English Ignacio Montoya collaborated with Christina Thomas, a former Northern Paiute language teacher at Edward C. Reed High School in Sparks and student at UNR.