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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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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 July-August 2018 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of Aug. 15 to Sept. 18. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Feds to gather wild horses in Owyhee Complex in wake of Martin Fire

September 18, 2018 — ELKO, Nev. — In the aftermath of Nevada's largest wildfire in 2018, the Bureau of Land Management's Winnemucca and Elko District Offices will begin an emergency wild horse gather on or about September 21 within the Owyhee Complex located in Humboldt and Elko counties. The

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Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center celebrates 10th anniversary

September 17, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Having worked in health care for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony for nearly 40 years, Connie Wyatt decided to celebrate her career journey and the 10-year anniversary of her Tribe's health center in a unique way. "I always wanted to sit in a

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Native traditions, sacrifice shape Marisa Pinto’s career path in medicine

September 17, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — While observing others, Marisa Pinto made the decision to become a physician. For 16 years at Renown Health as a clinic lab scientist and its blood blank manager, Pinto's profession was a supporting role in healthcare. However, a 6-month project that paired

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Photo gallery: 2018 Numaga Indian Days Powwow

September 5, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony's 32nd annual Numaga Indian Days Powwow took place Aug. 31- Sept. 2 in Hungry Valley, north of Reno. This free annual event is held over Labor Day weekend each year, and this year hundreds of tribal members and

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Former First Nation’s Focus intern wins national journalism awards

September 4, 2018 — EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was first published on the University of Nevada, Reno Reynolds School of Journalism website on Aug. 2, 2018, and has been updated to include details about Mr. Werk's tribal affiliation and internship information with First Nation's Focus. In July, University of

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Wells Fargo to donate $5 million to tribal community solar projects

August 28, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Wells Fargo announced Aug. 28 it plans to donate $5 million over three years to support solar projects in tribal communities across the U.S. According to a Wells Fargo news release, the donation to nonprofit GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making

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Kyrie Irving to be honored Aug. 23 by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

August 22, 2018 — FORT YATES, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is proud to announce the homecoming of Kyrie Irving on August 23 at the Prairie Knights Pavilion. The celebration will begin at 9 a.m. and will include a naming ceremony, performances and a community feed. Kyrie Irving is

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Mason Fine (Cherokee) among top 2018 college quarterbacks

August 15, 2018 — FORT WORTH, Texas — The Davey O'Brien Foundation recently announced that North Texas quarterback Mason Fine (Cherokee Nation) has been named to the watch list for the 2018 Davey O'Brien Award, a group that includes 26 of the nation's top college quarterbacks. Compiled by a

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Lakota Beatty (Caddo, Lakota, GrosVentre) cleared to play 6th season

August 15, 2018 — TULSA, Okla. — The Oral Roberts athletic department and Head Coach Misti Cussen recently announced that Lakota Beatty (Caddo/Lakota/GrosVentre) has been deemed eligible by the NCAA to compete in the 2018-19 basketball season for the Golden Eagles. Beatty returns to the Golden Eagles for her

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

August 15, 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 Aug. 15 to Sept. 18. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication

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Marcellus Schaffer (Walker River Paiute Tribe) selected to U-18 USA baseball team

August 15, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — Marcellus Schaffer (Walker River Paiute Tribe), of Schurz, Nevada, was selected this winter as a pitcher to the USA 18-under baseball team that was scheduled to compete in the Latin American Baseball Classic in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Aug 1-7. Schaffer, 17,

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NNDA: Logistics an economic driver for Northern Nevada

August 15, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — The logistics industry is an interconnected network of trucks, trains, barges and planes that delivers 54 tons of goods for each person in the U.S., on average annually. It is part of supply chain management, and includes warehousing and distribution, air

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