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Photo gallery: 2019 Numaga Indian Days Powwow

September 16, 2019

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.




UNR’s Native American Alumni Chapter named alumni chapter of the year

August 23, 2019

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.


UNR launches first-ever Paiute language course

August 23, 2019

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.



RSIC Education Column: The Philosophy of Billy Madison

August 23, 2019

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.


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.





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.