Native American Heritage Month

Washoe Tribe Dresslerville Community Chair, Ruben Vasquez

Rueben grew up in the Dresslerville Community.  He graduated from Douglas High School in Gardnerville, and he also attended Western Nevada College in Carson City. He was first elected in 2014 to the Dresslerville Community Council and reelected in 2018. Then in 2018 was elected to Tribal Vice-Chairman for the Washoe Tribe. Starting from the […]

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Crystal Harjo

Crystal Harjo is an enrolled member of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, descending from the N. Paiute, W. Shoshone, Seminole and Mvskoke Nations. She works for the NV Tribal Emergency Coordinating Council (NTECC) as Emergency Management & Tribal Health Coordinator/Tribal Liaison, working closely with local, state, tribal and federal partners to address and advocate for NV […]

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 […]