Posts by Susan Mowers

Native American Heritage Month continues with Fawn Douglas, artist and activist

Fawn has been a driving force in Southern Nevada regarding the need to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. Fawn Douglas, a member of the Las Vegas Paiute tribe graduated from UNLV with a B.A. in Art, Painting and Drawing. As an artist Fawn works in mixed media, print, pastel, spray paint, oil paint […]

Inter-Tribal Council Executive Director Deserea Quintana

  Deserea Quintana was appointed the new  Executive Director of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc., June 21, 2019, by the ITCN   Executive Board. Quintana is committed to ensuring the success of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada. She believes the organization is a good opportunity to grow and expand its services and improve its relationship […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland

Secretary Deb Haaland made history when she became the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary. She is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and a 35th generation New Mexican. Secretary Haaland grew up in a military family; her father was a 30-year combat Marine who was awarded the Silver Star Medal […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight Melissa Melero-Moose

Melissa Melero-Moose was born in San Francisco, CA in 1974 and spent most of her childhood living in Reno, Nevada.  She is a Northern Paiute enrolled with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe with ties to Fort Bidwell Paiute, California.  Melissa holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM and a Bachelor […]

Inheritance: Basketry and Art of the Great Basin opens November 2021

Carson City, Nev. – (November 16, 2021) Contemporary art exhibition “Inheritance: Basketry and Art of the Great Basin” will be on display through June 3, 2022, at the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum. Curator Melissa Melero-Moose announced the new exhibition, which opened last week in the museum’s Great Basin Native Artists Gallery. “Inheritance: […]

Annual Stewart Father’s Day Pow Wow Canceled Due to COVID-19

June event too soon to bring thousands together for cultural event Carson City, Nev. – Despite successful COVID-19 vaccination rollouts, notable reduction in active cases and the allowable capacity for large gatherings increased, the Nevada Indian Commission will cancel the 2021 Stewart Father’s Day Pow Wow. “Even though our medical experts and the scientists indicate […]

Historical artwork from Stewart Indian School
on display at Reno Airport through April 2021

CARSON CITY, Nevada — Work by Native American artists associated with the former Stewart Indian School will be on display through April at the Reno Tahoe International Airport Concourse B, as part of the exhibit “Propelling Nevada: Communities, Heritage, Education & Economy Through the Arts.” This exhibition is a partnership between Cultural Alliance of Nevada, […]

For Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Bighorn Sheep Reintroduction Part Of Decades Long Effort To Recover Wildlife

By: Daniel Rothberg Originally published on The Nevada Independant Tribal members, conservationists, and students, bundled up in thick coats and beanies, gathered in two rows fanning out from transport trailers to watch the release into tribal land, an area usually closed to the public. Bighorn sheep, separated into two trailers, rushed out in waves. First […]

The Census, or Why Your Answers Matter

What Is the 2020 Census? The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, […]