Tribal News

CORTEZ MASTO, ROSEN, ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $5M TO WALKER RIVER PAIUTE TRIBE FOR WATER UPGRADES

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Walker River Paiute Tribe will receive $5.2 million in Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants for improvements to water infrastructure that will boost the local economy. These funds were allocated through the American Rescue Plan’s Indigenous Communities program to support Tribes. […]

Washoe Tribe, TRPA get $3.4 million to combat aquatic invasive species at Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Biden-Harris administration announced that the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded $3.4 million in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for cooperative agreements with the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to combat the spread of aquatic invasive species in […]

First Lady Presents, Melissa Melero-Moose

It seems in Nevada, the topography and terrain stretching across our state naturally reflects, without effort, the diversity and history of its people. From urban cities to rural communities, from lush grass valleys to snow-peaked mountain ranges, from 5th generation Nevadans to this land’s indigenous inhabitants for millennia, adaptation to environment is evident everywhere we […]

CORTEZ MASTO ANNOUNCES GRANT FUNDING TO TEACH NORTHERN PAIUTE LANGUAGE

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe will receive $299,198 from the Department of Health and Human Services to preserve and teach the Tribe’s native language, the Northern Paiute language, also known as Paviotso. “I’m proud to announce this important grant, which will support the Fort […]

Jim Thorpe Is Restored as Sole Winner of 1912 Olympic Gold Medals

Jim Thorpe, one of the greatest athletes in history and the victim of what many considered a century-old Olympic injustice, has been restored as the sole winner of the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Games. Thorpe, who excelled at a dozen or more sports, had dominated his two events at the 1912 Games […]

Cherokee Nation citizen Dwight Birdwell, 74 Receives Medal of Honor

  Cherokee Nation citizen Dwight Birdwell, 74, is the first Native American to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic service during the Vietnam War after President Joe Biden awarded him the military’s highest recognition Tuesday at the White House. “Not every service member has received the full recognition they deserve,” President Biden said during […]