We Remember Your Sacrifices, You Are Not Forgotten: The Story and Art of the Stewart Indian School

Carson City, Nev. – The Truckee Parks and Recreation Community Center opened a new traveling art exhibit called “We Remember Your Sacrifices; You Are Not Forgotten: The Story and Art of the Stewart Indian School.” This new display is a partnership between the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum; Nevada Indian Commission; Visit Carson City; and […]

Melissa Melero-Moose, Artist Interview

    Melissa currently lives in Hungry Valley, Nevada working as a professional artist, founder of the Great Basin Native Artists (GBNA) art collective and gallery curator for the Great Basin Native Artists Gallery at the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum. Her works are a part of the permanent collections of the Autry […]

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 […]

8 Tribal Bills Pass Senate, Set To Become Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, released statements following Senate passage of eight pieces of legislation involving Indian Country. The legislation includes: H.R. 441, the Don Young Alaska Native Health Care Land Transfers Act of […]

String Games arrive with the Snow

No one knows for sure the origins of string figures, but they once were known to nearly all Native inhabitants of East Asia, Australia, Africa, the Arctic, the Americas, and the Pacific Islands, according to the International String Figures Association. Some designs are believed to be ancient, perhaps dating from the Stone Age, though their […]

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. […]

President Biden makes new commitments to Native Nations

On this last day of Native American Heritage month we bring good news! President Biden plans to make new commitments to Native American nations during the government’s first in-person summit on tribal affairs in six years. The changes include uniform standards for federal agencies to consult with tribes, a plan to revitalize Native languages and new efforts […]

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 […]

Future leader, Delina Trottier

Delina Trottier is a Nehiyow Iskwew (Plains Cree Woman) from the Treaty 6 Territories. She has made her home on the Pyramid Lake Reservation for the last 9 years. Throughout these years she has developed a deep love and admiration for the lake, the land, and the people. Delina wears many hats, she is a […]