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President Biden makes new commitments to Native Nations

On this last day of Native American Heritage month we bring good news! President Biden plans to make new commitments to Native American nations during the government’s first in-person summit on tribal affairs in six years. The changes include uniform standards for federal agencies to consult with tribes, a plan to revitalize Native languages and new efforts […]

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 Spotlight on Washoe Tribe Chairman & Veteran Serrell Smokey

Washoe Tribe Chairman, Serrell Smokey, (2019-present).  He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with  an educational background in Psychology, Business, and Tribal Law. Chairman Smokey is a Veteran, serving in the United States Army and the Nevada National Guard. He was deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2004) and Operation Spartan Shield (2016-2017). […]

Confederated Tribes of Goshute Chairman Rupert Steele

Chairman Steele was born and raised on the Goshute Reservation, Ibapah, UT and is an Elder member of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Indian Reservation. He is the current Chair of the Goshute Business Council. Education: Attended Stewart Indian High School, Stewart, NV, Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, and Northern AZ University, Flagstaff, […]

Governor Nominates Carlene Pacheco of the FPSN for National Recognition

Governor Steve Sisolak today announced his selection of two nominees to represent Nevada in the national selection process for the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award, including Carlene Pacheco. Pacheco, a citizen of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Nation, and Ronald McCullough were chosen by the Governor to represent Nevada based on their dedication to Nevada’s students […]


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. […]
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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 […]
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