Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month Spotlight on Washoe Tribe of NV & CA Vice-Chairman Ruben Vasquez

Vice-Chairman of the Washoe Tribe of NV & CA & Chairman of Dresslerville Community 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. On top of being involved in Tribal Government, Rueben also manages Meeks Bay Resort in Lake […]

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 […]