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Spring cleaning to get underway at Carson City’s Stewart Indian School

Guy Clifton
Travel Nevada
The Stewart Indian School in Carson City is in the process of being restored as a cultural site. Students from the UNLV Alternate Break Program will be on the Stewart campus next week to clean up the historic cemetery and several buildings.
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas students taking part in the university’s Alternative Break Program will spend next week at Stewart Indian School, completing landscaping and other projects, while also having the opportunity to learn about the Stewart Indian School and Native American culture.

The group of 10 students will have a travel day from Las Vegas on Sunday and start their week on Monday with a welcome orientation and tour of the Stewart Indian School campus with Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission.

After the orientation, the students will begin cleaning up the Stewart Indian School Cemetery at 11 a.m.

The service activities will continue on Tuesday with a clean-out of the school’s auditorium.

Long closed, the auditorium is one of the buildings planned for rehabilitation as the school is transformed into a cultural center in the months ahead.

Along with their volunteer work on the Stewart campus, the students will be taking several educational trips, including to the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center on Wednesday afternoon; the Nevada State Museum, Carson City Visitors Bureau Great Basin Native Artist Exhibit and Rupert’s Gem Shop on Thursday afternoon/evening; and a tour of Lake Tahoe from a Washoe Tribe perspective on Friday afternoon.

Each of the students paid the university program $120 to participate.