Tribal News

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Markie Wilder

Markie Wilder, UNR Coordinator, Indigenous Student Service My name is Markie Wilder I am Numu/Kooyooe Tukuadu from Pyramid Lake, Nevada. I grew up on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation. I attended Natchez Elementary School, and at a very young age I was involved in many extracurricular activities, like rodeo, powwows, and cross country. As I […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Professor Myrton Running Wolf

Dr. Myrton Running Wolf is an Assistant Professor of Race and Media at the University of Nevada. Raised in Northern Nevada, Dr. Running Wolf is of Blackfeet descent. Dr. Running Wolf is a film, television and theater producer. Following descent with David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Terrence Malick (The New World […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Washoe Tribe of NV & CA Vice-Chairman Ruben Vasquez

Vice-Chairman of the Washoe Tribe of NV & CA & Chairman of Dresslerville Community Rueben grew up in the Dresslerville Community.  He graduated from Douglas High School in Gardnerville, and he also attended Western Nevada College in Carson City. On top of being involved in Tribal Government, Rueben also manages Meeks Bay Resort in Lake […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Crystal Harjo

Crystal Harjo is an enrolled member of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, descending from the N. Paiute, W. Shoshone, Seminole and Mvskoke Nations. She works for the NV Tribal Emergency Coordinating Council (NTECC) as Emergency Management & Tribal Health Coordinator/Tribal Liaison, working closely with local, state, tribal and federal partners to address and advocate for NV […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Chairwoman Ginny Hatch

Chairwoman Hatch began her term in Tribal Leadership in 2019 and served as the Vice-Chairman for the Tribe prior her appointment as Tribal Chairman. She studied Environmental Policy at Sierra Nevada College where she was Secretary of the Native American club. Chairwoman Hatch has a history of continuous work as a Tribal Environmental Professional and […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on 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 […]