Melissa Melero-Moose, Artist Interview

    Melissa currently lives in Hungry Valley, Nevada working as a professional artist, founder of the Great Basin Native Artists (GBNA) art collective and gallery curator for the Great Basin Native Artists Gallery at the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum. Her works are a part of the permanent collections of the Autry […]

8 Tribal Bills Pass Senate, Set To Become Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, released statements following Senate passage of eight pieces of legislation involving Indian Country. The legislation includes: H.R. 441, the Don Young Alaska Native Health Care Land Transfers Act of […]

String Games arrive with the Snow

No one knows for sure the origins of string figures, but they once were known to nearly all Native inhabitants of East Asia, Australia, Africa, the Arctic, the Americas, and the Pacific Islands, according to the International String Figures Association. Some designs are believed to be ancient, perhaps dating from the Stone Age, though their […]

President Biden makes new commitments to Native Nations

On this last day of Native American Heritage month we bring good news! President Biden plans to make new commitments to Native American nations during the government’s first in-person summit on tribal affairs in six years. The changes include uniform standards for federal agencies to consult with tribes, a plan to revitalize Native languages and new efforts […]

Future leader, Delina Trottier

Delina Trottier is a Nehiyow Iskwew (Plains Cree Woman) from the Treaty 6 Territories. She has made her home on the Pyramid Lake Reservation for the last 9 years. Throughout these years she has developed a deep love and admiration for the lake, the land, and the people. Delina wears many hats, she is a […]

Education Programs Professional for Indian Education, Fredina Drye-Romero

Ms. Fredina Drye-Romero is from the Southern Paiute Tribe and enrolled with her father’s tribe, the Kaibab Band of Paiute’s in northern Arizona, and has close affiliations to her mother’s tribe, the Moapa Band of Paiute’s in southern Nevada. Fredina has been working in education for nearly twenty years and currently serves as the Education […]

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 […]

Stewart Community Chair, Darienne Tenorio

My name is Darienne Tenorio, a Washoe Tribal member and am the Chairperson for Stewart Community. My family is from Carson Colony, my Mother is Arline Bender Wells (1940-2020). She taught my sisters and I to be proud of being Washoe.  I have 3 children, 1 awesome grandson, and another grand baby on the way. […]

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 […]

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Chair, Janet Davis

When Janet Davis was elected as Chair in 2020, she was second chairwoman ever elected in all of history in her tribe. She has been quoted as saying, “I just want to be involved with our community and help our people do better. That’s my passion and always will be my passion. That’s what inspired me […]