This spring, Vivian Olds, a former teacher at Pyramid Lake High School, took a drive out to the Marble Bluff Dam area at Pyramid Lake see if the cui-ui were spawning.
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.
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.
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.
‘The people come first’ – WWII vet Beatrice Thayer (Paiute, Shoshone) reflects on military life and beyond
A locomotive chugs to a stop, hissing steam, at the Reno train station. Thousands of flat cars line the tracks, strapped with military equipment of all sizes — guns, jeeps, trucks, cannons, tanks. Hundreds of...
RENO, Nev. — Saundra Mitrovich was 13 years old when she went to her first United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) conference. She didn’t really have a choice. Mitrovich’s mentoring aunts, Roberta, Kathy and Julie,...
As a direct result of the work Melissa Melero-Moose orchestrated during her CA+E Fellowship, Great Basin Native Artists and the Nevada Museum of Art this year formalized a collaboration to create the Great Basin Native Artists Archive and Directory.
"Reawakening the Great Basin: A Native American Arts and Cultural Gathering" takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 13, at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty St., in downtown Reno. Admission is free.
Starting at 8:30 p.m., we will fire up a live Facebook video feed from the beaches of Edgewood Tahoe. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. sharp.
USDA Rural Development Nevada State Director Phil Cowee said he is pleased to have the Washoe Tribe as one of 47 communities included in the national program.
RENO, Nev. — One of the greatest lessons a child can learn is to honor his or her Elders. Our Elders have paid attention, gained knowledge and wisdom from life. During their childhood, they carefully...
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.
For thousands of years, the Washoe Tribe has spent their summers in Lake Tahoe. Washoe language and culture are inextricably linked to their homeland. The willows by Lake Tahoe are woven into their baskets. The...
If you are our Indian youth, this article is meant for you. To the rest of our community — our aunties and uncles, our grannies and grandpas, feel free to check out any of the...
Summer is finally here in the Great Basin and powwow season is in full swing. With more people spending time outdoors and on the road, safety becomes a real issue. Unintentional injury is the leading...
What Mariah Snooks is accomplishing in her young adult life can only bring smiles to the faces of Yomba Shoshone Tribal members and her relatives in the small community of Gabbs, near the Reese River in Central Nevada.
The June-July 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Saturday, June 22, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier.
Here is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the June-July 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of June 22 to July 19.
City Council on Tuesday, June 18, approved a resolution renaming Columbus Day, a federal holiday, with the goal of creating a day to “celebrate the thriving cultures and values of the Indigenous Peoples of our region.”
According to the report, Indigenous women and girls in Canada are 12 times more likely to experience violence than non-Indigenous women. Between 1997 and 2000, homicide rates for Indigenous women were nearly seven times higher than for non-Indigenous women.