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. […]

Education Programs Professional for Indian Education, Fredina Drye-Romero

Ms. Fredina Drye-Romero is from the Southern Paiute Tribe and enrolled with her father’s tribe, the Kaibab Band of Paiute’s in northern Arizona, and has close affiliations to her mother’s tribe, the Moapa Band of Paiute’s in southern Nevada. Fredina has been working in education for nearly twenty years and currently serves as the Education […]

Native American Heritage Month continues with Fawn Douglas, artist and activist

Fawn has been a driving force in Southern Nevada regarding the need to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. Fawn Douglas, a member of the Las Vegas Paiute tribe graduated from UNLV with a B.A. in Art, Painting and Drawing. As an artist Fawn works in mixed media, print, pastel, spray paint, oil paint […]

Stewart Community Chair, Darienne Tenorio

My name is Darienne Tenorio, a Washoe Tribal member and am the Chairperson for Stewart Community. My family is from Carson Colony, my Mother is Arline Bender Wells (1940-2020). She taught my sisters and I to be proud of being Washoe.  I have 3 children, 1 awesome grandson, and another grand baby on the way. […]

Inter-Tribal Council Executive Director Deserea Quintana

  Deserea Quintana was appointed the new  Executive Director of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc., June 21, 2019, by the ITCN   Executive Board. Quintana is committed to ensuring the success of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada. She believes the organization is a good opportunity to grow and expand its services and improve its relationship […]

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 […]

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Chair, Janet Davis

When Janet Davis was elected as Chair in 2020, she was second chairwoman ever elected in all of history in her tribe. She has been quoted as saying, “I just want to be involved with our community and help our people do better. That’s my passion and always will be my passion. That’s what inspired me […]

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with a Creation Story by Norm Cavanaugh

This film features the Shoshoni language play, titled “Twelve.” The play is an adaptation of a traditional telling of the origin of the months and seasons, and is based on a story told by Norm Cavanaugh, a member of the Western Shoshone Tribe and director, Shoshone Community Language Initiative at Great Basin College, Elko.  

Ely Shoshone Chair, 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 […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland

Secretary Deb Haaland made history when she became the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary. She is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and a 35th generation New Mexican. Secretary Haaland grew up in a military family; her father was a 30-year combat Marine who was awarded the Silver Star Medal […]