Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Chairwoman Ginny Hatch

Chairwoman Hatch began her term in Tribal Leadership in 2019 and served as the Vice-Chairman for the Tribe prior her appointment as Tribal Chairman. She studied Environmental Policy at Sierra Nevada College where she was Secretary of the Native American club. Chairwoman Hatch has a history of continuous work as a Tribal Environmental Professional and […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on 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 Spotlight on Commissioner Richard Arnold

Richard Arnold is Southern Paiute from Pahrump, Nevada and serves as Chairman of the State of Nevada Indian Commission. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Cal-State Long Beach and has a background in administrative management where he focuses on developing national policy and implementing progressive approaches for building capacity and increasing interactions among […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Michelle Simpson

  Michelle Simpson is a member of the Susanville Indian Rancheria in California.  She resides in the Dresslerville Community, which is part of the Washoe Tribe, in Gardnerville, NV.  She has over 10 years of service with the State of Nevada, two of which were served under Governor Sandoval’s Administration.  Currently, Michelle works for the […]

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 […]