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Secretary Haaland Announces Members of the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names

Secretary Haaland Announces Members of the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names, including Nevada’s own Christine Karpchuk-Johnson, Lecturer, Departments of Anthropology and Geography, University of Nevada Reno On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the members of the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names, a […]

Thank You, from the Stewart Father’s Day Powwow Committee

We would like to thank all who attended the 2022 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow. We have received your feedback and we couldn’t agree more. It was one of the best Stewart Powwows in years! We want to thank the dancers, drummers, artisans, and visitors for making this a special weekend for all. We would like […]

Biden to nominate first Native American as U.S. treasurer

  ROSEBUD, South Dakota — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday will announce the nomination of Mohegan Indian Tribe Lifetime Chief Marilynn Malerba as U.S. treasurer, marking the first time a Native American’s signature will appear on U.S. currency, the Treasury said. Yellen, during a visit to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, also will announce […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Dr. Debra Harry

Dr. Debra Harry is an associate professor in the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Harry’s research analyzes the linkages between biotechnology, intellectual property and globalization in relation to indigenous peoples’ rights. Dr. Harry also teaches for UCLA’s Tribal Learning Community and Educational Exchange Program, and the University […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight NIC Commissioner Brian Wadsworth

Brian Wadsworth is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (Kooyooe Tukadu). He currently works at BlueBird, CPAs, a Nevada based CPA firm that provides auditing and consulting and training services to Tribal Nations and casinos nationwide, as a Staff Auditor. Brian graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on our Native Military Veterans

Today marks Veterans Day. On this sacred occasion the Nevada Indian Commission would like to honor all our Native military heroes; to thank the men and woman of uniform who risk their lives defending ours. American Indians serve in the armed forces at a higher rate than any other demographic. 13,000 Natives enlisted in WWI […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Ely Shoshone Chairman Diana Buckner

Diana Buckner, Chairwoman for Ely Shoshone Tribe. Strong, Independent.  Served on the Tribal Council since 2017 and as Chairwoman since February 2018.  Key player in the Collaborative Agreement with Barrick Mine, land transfer of over 2800 acres to Ely Shoshone Tribe, and supporter of cannabis programs. Often heard saying “I want no more than anyone […]

Nevada Indian Commission Office Closed to the Public

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada Indian Commission will be closed to the public from March 16, through March 27, unless otherwise notified. Our office will continue to work with our tribal nations and be available to assist with our communities concerns.   Be safe, be well.

Indian Commission Board Meeting to Discuss AB264

The Nevada Indian Commission will hold a special board meeting, March 5th, 10 am to discuss the AB264, the new tribal consultation law. The meeting will take place at Carson City’s Laxalt building & Las Vegas’s Grant Sawyer Building. Please see our page nevadaindiancommission.org/ About US/ meetings-agendas-minutes for more details.

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight Deserea Quintana

  This month, in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we will be highlighting some of the many remarkable contributors to Indian country. In no way is this list comprehensive or extensive. For the next few weeks we will present a brief biography a day. Deserea Quintana was appointed the new  Executive Director of the […]