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PHOTOS: 2019 Bishop Pabanamanina Pow Wow

October 22, 2019

The 2019 Pabanamanina Pow Wow took place Sept. 27-29 at the Paiute Palace Casino Pow Wow Grounds in Bishop, California. Head Drums this year were Red Hoop and Whitetail Singers; Ruben LittleHead was MC; Hank...


Paiute trout reintroduced into native Sierra habitat

October 22, 2019

ALPINE COUNTY, Calif. — California’s native Paiute cutthroat trout, the rarest trout in North America, swims once again in its high Sierra home waters for the first time in more than 100 years. California Natural...


IGT in Reno honors Nevada tribal culture, gaming leaders

October 22, 2019

RENO, Nev. — Honorary guests and employees of gaming manufacturer International Game Technology (IGT) gathered Oct. 4 at the company’s main Reno campus to participate in a special event honoring tribal cultures and IGT’s many...





Ensuring Sarah Winnemucca has her day in Carson City

October 17, 2019

To honor Sarah Winnemucca on Oct. 16, Dianna Maria de Borges, a longtime Carson Valley resident who for years has portrayed the Paiute princess in regional Chautauqua assemblies and other events, placed flowers at the feet of her statue in the Nevada Capitol.



Guest Column: Public lands – a history of plunder and a responsibility to heal

September 30, 2019

If we want public lands that function as healthy ecosystems and include people rather than overemphasizing corporate control, we must reform the 1872 General Mining Act and demand a ban on fracking, so that corporations don’t have an open door to exploit the land that was stolen in the first place from the Washoe, Northern Paiute, Southern Paiute, Goshute and Shoshone people.





RSIC Education Column: Bringing our ancestors to school

September 23, 2019

Once a month, I submit a monthly RSIC Educational Advisor-Monthly Report, in which I produce a status update on our Hungry Valley Education Center (Sparks, Nevada) to the RSIC Education Manager at Edu. HQ (Reno,...


Indigenous Hawaiians rallying to protect Mauna Kea

September 23, 2019

For decades there has been community opposition to development on Mauna Kea. Recently, thousands of kia`i (protectors), began congregating at the base of Mauna Kea, blocking the access road to deny the construction of the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere, the $1.4 billion TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope).



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.