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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Walker River Paiute Tribe will receive $5.2 million in Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants for improvements to water infrastructure that will boost the local economy. These funds were allocated through the American Rescue Plan’s Indigenous Communities program to support Tribes. […]
Nevada Indian Commission

Governor Sisolak Proclaims August 9th as Indigenous People’s Day in Nevada

Washoe Tribe, TRPA get $3.4 million to combat aquatic invasive species at Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Biden-Harris administration announced that the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded $3.4 million in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for cooperative agreements with the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to combat the spread of aquatic invasive species in […]

First Lady Presents, Melissa Melero-Moose

It seems in Nevada, the topography and terrain stretching across our state naturally reflects, without effort, the diversity and history of its people. From urban cities to rural communities, from lush grass valleys to snow-peaked mountain ranges, from 5th generation Nevadans to this land’s indigenous inhabitants for millennia, adaptation to environment is evident everywhere we […]


Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe will receive $299,198 from the Department of Health and Human Services to preserve and teach the Tribe’s native language, the Northern Paiute language, also known as Paviotso. “I’m proud to announce this important grant, which will support the Fort […]

Daphne Hooper: New director of community Indigenous relations

    Daphne Hooper, the former city manager of Fernley, Nevada, was hired as the new director of community Indigenous relations for the University of Nevada

Jim Thorpe Is Restored as Sole Winner of 1912 Olympic Gold Medals

Jim Thorpe, one of the greatest athletes in history and the victim of what many considered a century-old Olympic injustice, has been restored as the sole winner of the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Games. Thorpe, who excelled at a dozen or more sports, had dominated his two events at the 1912 Games […]

Washoe Tribal Office Closed Friday, July 15th 2022

The Washoe Tribal Office will be closed Friday. July 15 to honor former Washoe Tribal Chairman Waldo Walker

Cherokee Nation citizen Dwight Birdwell, 74 Receives Medal of Honor

  Cherokee Nation citizen Dwight Birdwell, 74, is the first Native American to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic service during the Vietnam War after President Joe Biden awarded him the military’s highest recognition Tuesday at the White House. “Not every service member has received the full recognition they deserve,” President Biden said during […]

July 23, Dat So La Lee Cemetery Clean up Needs Volunteers

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