NIC Director Given National Award

The award acknowledges the advances made in voter access with indigenous citizens  Last week, Nevada Indian Commission Director Stacey Montooth was presented with the NASS (National Association of Secretaries of State) Medallion Award by Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske. This award was in recognition of her work with the SOS office and the Tribal […]

Biden Administration Announces More Than $73 Million in Broadband Grants for Tribal Lands

Congratulations to our Walker River, Fallon and Duck Valley Tribes! WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded nine grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). These new grants, totaling more than $73 million, bring the total of the program to $1.655 billion awarded to 121 Tribal entities. […]

University of Nevada Reno, Kari Emm

With November being Native American Heritage Month, Kari Emm, a proud member of the Yerington Paiute Tribe, wants us to remember, “We are still here! We are strong, invincible and know how to persevere.” So, it is without question Kari Emm is passionate about her connection to and work with American Indian/Alaska Native students. Emm […]

Native American Authors 2022 Edition

We’ve been celebrating Native American Heritage month by spotlighting leaders and those who work tirelessly on our behalf. Today, while we are  celebrating the long weekend of Heritage month, lets take a look at a few books to get you through the cold winter months to come. Sit by the fire and read with us. […]

Yerington Paiute Tribe Chair, Elwood Emm

Emm has served as a Tribal Council member for the Yerington Paiute Tribe over the last 25 years. He is currently  serving as the Chairman. Emm has worked with Council to get the Tribe a new water treatment plant the secondary water tower, bringing in solar panels, and re-establish of the YPT Colony after the […]

Nevada Indian Commissioner Staci Emm

Staci Emm has been with the University of Nevada, Reno Extension since July of 2000 and currently is a Professor and Extension Educator in Mineral County, Nevada. Previously, she was the Program Officer for Extension programs for Nevada Indian Tribes. Emm was born in Reno, Nevada, grew up on the Walker River Paiute reservation, and […]

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 […]