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Recent Stories in First Nation's Focus

Behind the music with A Tribe Called Red: ‘It’s time to start examining our culture’

August 15, 2017 — RENO, Nev. — A Tribe Called Red has made an impact on the electronic music scene around the world with a sound unlike any other. The Canadian DJ trio that formed in 2008 has toured globally, bringing attention to indigenous issues wherever they go. "It's

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First Nation’s Focus August 2017: Read the e-edition here!

August 15, 2017 — RENO, Nev. — The August 2017 edition of First Nation’s Focus — a monthly print publication produced by the Sierra Nevada Media Group that focuses on tribal news of Nevada and the Eastern Sierra — will be inserted into the Wednesday, Aug. 16, print editions

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First Nation’s Focus intern Jarrette Werk (Aaniiih) shares life story

August 15, 2017 — RENO, Nev. — Hello everyone. You may have seen me at some point this summer across Northern Nevada at an event with a camera and notepad in my hand and wondered who I am. Well, now I am finally getting the chance to formally introduce

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Pyramid Lake Paiute member overcomes challenges to achieve her goals

August 15, 2017 — RENO, Nev. — Loni Romo knows a thing or two about adapting to tough situations. Romo, 32, an enrolled member of Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, is a mother of two who recently graduated with the Class of 2017 from the University of Nevada, Reno. "My dream

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First Nation’s Focus August 2017: Calendar of Events

August 15, 2017 — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the August 2017 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Aug. 16 through Sept. 20. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication in a future

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A Tribe Called Red performs before packed Reno crowd on July 31

August 15, 2017 — RENO, Nev. — Wingfield Park in downtown Reno was packed the evening of July 31 as A Tribe Called Red performed on the closing night of the city's month-long Artown event. Hundreds of pople of all ages were captivated by unique and different sound of

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Spirit Cave remains returned to Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe

August 15, 2017 — FALLON, Nev. — At the Fox Peak Cinema on June 21, the Fallon Business Council honored and recognized members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe who worked hard for the return of the Spirit Cave remains for decades, knowing that the Spirit Cave belonged to our

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Local teens win softball title at North American Indigenous Games

August 15, 2017 — MINDEN, Nev. — Taylynn Kizer aided Team California in its sweep to the girls' 16U softball tournament championship the week of July 17 at the North American Indigenous Games in the Greater Toronto Area. Kizer, a sophomore-to-be at Douglas High School, pitched one game and contributed

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Thousands turn out for Sacred Visions Powwow at Pyramid Lake

August 15, 2017 — WADSWORTH, Nev. — The ninth annual Sacred Visions Powwow kicked off on July 21 and continued through the weekend, attracting hundreds of dancers and thousands of spectators. The powwow is held each year on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in Wadsworth, Nevada — located roughly

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Pyramid Lake cultural camp teaches Paiute language to children

August 15, 2017 — NIXON, Nev. — Sounds of laughter filled the Nixon Gym on July 27 as family, friends and community members gathered to celebrate the Pyramid Lake Summer Cultural Day Camp banquet. More than 90 students from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation performed songs and dances

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Native American Water Association celebrates 25 years with conference in Sparks

August 15, 2017 — SPARKS, Nev. — The Native American Water Association celebrates its 25th year of existence this year, highlighted by its 22nd annual conference and trade show, which took place at the Nugget Casino Resort July 18-20 in Sparks, Nevada. "This conference is about water and wastewater

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Flora Greene, Patricia Hicks earn 2018 Nevada Heritage Award

August 15, 2017 — RENO, Nev. — On July 17, the Nevada Art Council's Folklife Program announced that Flora Greene of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and Patricia Hicks of the Walker River Indian Reservation were unanimously selected by a panel of western folklorists as honored recipients of the Nevada Heritage Award for

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Annual AIANTA conference set for Sept. 11-14 in Wisconsin

August 15, 2017 — GREEN BAY, Wisc. — The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) recently announced its 19th annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) will be hosted by the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on September 11-14. As the only national conference on Indian

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Pabanamanina Powwow set for late September in Bishop, California

August 15, 2017 — BISHOP, Calif. — The annual Bishop Pabanamanina Powwow is set to take place Sept. 22-24, as part of California Indian Days, at the Bishop Paiute Tribe located at 2742 N. Sierra Highway in Bishop, California According to news release from Wanda Summers, co-chair of the

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Walker River Paiute police launch Explorers Program

August 15, 2017 — SCHURZ, Nev. — The Walker River Paiute Tribal Police Department recently launched the first Tribal Police Explorer Program in Nevada and only the fifth in the nation in Indian Country. Applicants are accepted from the entire community ages 14 through 20. The department now has eight

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How does Burning Man affect Pyramid Lake Paiute community?

August 15, 2017 — GERLACH, Nev. — Over the years, Burning Man has grown from a small group of friends on Baker Beach in San Francisco in 1986 to one of the largest art festivals to date in the world. The event moved in the 1990s to Black Rock City,

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Western Shoshone agreement with Barrick mining benefits both parties

August 15, 2017 — ELKO, Nev. — Hostilities have long persisted between Nevada's mining companies and the state's Native American population. That was particularly true in the Elko area in the early years of this century. "There were many, many years of bad, difficult communications with Placer Dome, which

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Behind the scenes of First Nation’s Focus with Bethany Sam

July 25, 2017 — Manah-who, How-Uhh? Ee Nanee-en-nah Bethany Sam, nuh Coleville wait-duh. Nuh Hunkpapa Dakota (Sioux), Kuiza-tika-ah, Wa She Shu, Chee-Pawn-nee'e. (Lee Vining Paiute Language) Hello, how are you? My name is Bethany Sam and I'm from Coleville, Calif. I'm Hunkpapa Dakota Sioux, Lee Vining Paiute, Washoe and

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Hungry Valley Summer Reading Program aims to meet Nevada’s ‘Read by Grade Three’ law

July 19, 2017 — RENO, Nev. — The Summer Reading Program in Hungry Valley, Nevada, hopes to bridge the gap during summer break so students won't lose what they learned over the school year. The program — taking place across June, July and August of 2017 — is broken

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First Nation’s Focus July 2017: Calendar of Events

July 19, 2017 — Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the July 2017 edition of First Nation's Focus, for a timeframe of July 20 through Aug. 20. Do you have event information you would like to submit for potential publication in a future

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