The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s 33rd annual Numaga Indian Days Powwow took place Labor Day weekend — Thursday, Aug. 29, through Sunday, Sept. 1, in Hungry Valley.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Several regional tribal members participated in a Sierra Nevada Forum panel discussion on Sept. 10 in Carson City to provide a glimpse into the history and issues affecting Nevada’s Native American...
The August-September 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Saturday, Aug. 24, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier. You can go here to flip through the digital e-edition of this month’s...
Next month, the UNR Native American Alumni Chapter will receive the Nevada Alumni Association’s Chapter of the Year Award. The chapter will be given the honor at UNR’s Homecoming Gala on Sept. 27. Its members will also be recognized on Sept. 28 during the Nevada football team’s homecoming game against Hawaii.
Christina Thomas is a recent University graduate in music and biology, mom, former Washoe County School District teacher, experienced server, performing artist and most notably, a self-titled “language warrior.” She began as a youth Paiute language instructor in 2015, replacing Burns as a language teacher at Reed High School in Sparks, and then later took an independent study course from Burns at the University.
In our traditional ways, receiving an eagle feather is one of the highest honors a person can have. The eagle feather represents passage of wisdom, honor and esteem.
I must confess, this time of year always reminds me of the 1995 Adam Sandler masterpiece, “Billy Madison.” I am so fond of this movie; my colleagues can actually catch me softly singing the “Back to School” jingle popularized by the movie throughout my workday.
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.
Stacey Montooth, a member of the Walker River Paiute Nation who works currently as Public Relations and Community Information Officer for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, will start her new role Sept. 1.
"Creative Native" is a call for art that supports young Native artists ages 15 to 24 years old by providing them an opportunity to earn national recognition, funding for art supplies and an award of $200, according to the center.
First Nation’s Focus focuses on tribal news of Nevada and the Eastern Sierra and is a product of the Sierra Nevada Media Group (SNMG).
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.
‘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,...
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.
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.
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...
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.