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Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto: Natives must count in the 2020 Census

August 16, 2019

In 2010, the United States conducted its once-a-decade census, as required by the Constitution. That census missed nearly 5% of the Native American population of the country — one in twenty people in native communities simply did not count. We can’t let that happen again.








RSIC Education Column: ‘Indian Education’ versus Indian Educated

July 18, 2019

The phrase “Indian Education” itself invokes generations of federal legislation aimed to assimilate via education. Modern day, the Title VI Indian Education Program administered by the Bureau of Indian Education provides federal funds to various educational institutions of students enrolled in federally recognized tribes.


Native basketball showcase in Reno looks beyond sports

July 17, 2019

This year’s Showcase featured student athletes representing 21 Tribes and 18 high schools. The final score for the boys’ game was 81-65, with the Red team winning. Leo Grass and Moses Bobb were named game MVPs. The final score for the girls’ game was 74-56, also the Red team winning. Autumn Wadsworth and Larsa Guzman were named game MVPs.


Remembering Woodfords’ original residents – the Hung-a-lel-ti band of the Washoe Tribe

July 15, 2019

After gold was found in California, silver was discovered in Virginia City, and the Comstock bonanza lured those seeking riches onto Washoe terrain. The settlers viewed the land as an object of financial opportunity. In a very short time, pine nuts, seeds, game and fish had been overused. The harmonious rhythm that the Washoe had maintained was broken.









Western Shoshone Scholarship Foundation celebrates 2019 grads

June 27, 2019

During the reception, Barrick recognized 2019 graduates, highlighted Western Shoshone culture and featured keynote speaker Idaho State Representative Paulette Jordan. The event also demonstrated sustainability to the relationship between scholarship recipients, the Foundation and Barrick.