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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 […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight John and Kenn Little

  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. John and Kenn Little, documentary filmmakers of “More than a […]

Native American Population Grows in Clark County

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The U.S. Census Bureau says Nevada’s Clark County has one of the fastest growing Native American populations in the country. The bureau estimates that between July 2017 and 2018 the number of Native Americans living in the county that includes Las Vegas grew at a faster rate than any other large county […]

Stewart Indian School in the News

School spirit The Stewart Indian School is poised to rewrite some long-overlooked parts of local history. By Kris Vagner  This article was published on 01.04.18. in Reno News & Review When Buck Sampson was in high school in the late 1960s, he and his history teacher did not see eye to eye on a history textbook. Sampson, […]