More: nevada

National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive
National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive (June 12, 2019)

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.


The Revelator: Te-Moak Tribe decries lack of consultation on drilling plans
The Revelator: Te-Moak Tribe decries lack of consultation on drilling plans (April 3, 2019)

A plan to lease oil and gas drilling rights on nearly a million acres of land near the Te-Moak Tribe of the Western Shoshone illustrates the consistent lack of government consultation with tribes.


Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country
Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country (February 28, 2019)

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe removed from lawsuit over missing horse
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe removed from lawsuit over missing horse (January 29, 2019)

Sovereign immunity has saved the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe from being included in a missing horse lawsuit in Nevada.


Nevada board endorses Shoshone name 'Doso Doyabi' for mountain
Nevada board endorses Shoshone name 'Doso Doyabi' for mountain (January 10, 2019)

Tribal nations are supporting a Shoshone language name for Nevada's third-tallest peak.


Washoe Tribe again asks Congress for help with homelands
Washoe Tribe again asks Congress for help with homelands (September 5, 2018)

The Washoe Tribe is working to recover ancestral lands in northern Nevada.


Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation
Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation (June 8, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe continues to be left out of decisions affecting a polluted mining site in Nevada.


Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington
Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington (June 7, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.


'A blatant slap in the face': Tribes oppose land transfer bill in Nevada
'A blatant slap in the face': Tribes oppose land transfer bill in Nevada (May 16, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe and the Walker River Paiute Tribe are slamming a land transfer bill that was drafted without their input.


Washoe Tribe asks Congress for help with restoring homelands
Washoe Tribe asks Congress for help with restoring homelands (May 8, 2018)

'If federal land is going to be transferred, it should be returned to its original owners,' said Washoe Tribe Chairman Neil Mortimer.


Most 'isolated' towns are near reservations in Montana and Nevada
Most 'isolated' towns are near reservations in Montana and Nevada (February 21, 2018)

Four of the 10 most 'isolated' towns in the United States are on or near reservations in Montana and Nevada, according to The Washington Post's Wonkblog.


Former Moapa Band chairman William Anderson passes on at age 44
Former Moapa Band chairman William Anderson passes on at age 44 (February 2, 2018)

William Milton Anderson, a former chairman of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, passed away on January 28. He was 44.


Winnemucca Indian Colony files lawsuit over raid of hemp grow in California
Winnemucca Indian Colony files lawsuit over raid of hemp grow in California (October 31, 2017)

The Winnemucca Indian Colony is conjuring up Christopher Columbus in a lawsuit that challenges a raid of its hemp farm in California.


Las Vegas Paiute Tribe already looking for ways to expand new marijuana operation
Las Vegas Paiute Tribe already looking for ways to expand new marijuana operation (October 25, 2017)

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe is already looking for ways to expand its brand new marijuana business in Nevada.


Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America?
Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America? (October 5, 2017)

The mass killing of Native Americans came to an end because of the outcry of all Americans and because of an outraged Congress.


Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover
Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover (October 5, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to defend his use of private and government planes as Republicans attempt to deflect criticism of the Trump administration.


Secretary Zinke under investigation over 'motivational speech' to hockey team
Secretary Zinke under investigation over 'motivational speech' to hockey team (October 4, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is facing a second investigation connected to his trip on a private plane that cost taxpayers more than $12,000.


Wife of Lummi Nation council member injured in mass shooting in Las Vegas
Wife of Lummi Nation council member injured in mass shooting in Las Vegas (October 3, 2017)

The wife of a leader of the Lummi Nation is recovering after being injured during a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting
Northern Cheyenne Tribe praises efforts of two citizens in Las Vegas shooting (October 3, 2017)

Two citizens of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe are being hailed as warriors for helping the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K
Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K (September 29, 2017)

Controversy over the Trump administration's travel practices is growing, with Secretary Ryan Zinke's unusual trip from Nevada to his home in Montana coming under scrutiny.


Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations
Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (September 18, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.


Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen
Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen (September 15, 2017)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling for an independent investigation into the shooting death of Rex Vance Wilson by police officers in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Yerington Paiute Tribe plans medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation site
Yerington Paiute Tribe plans medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation site (September 14, 2017)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe is joining the medical marijuana industry after signing a compact with the state of Nevada.


Yerington Paiute Tribe sues owners of abandoned mine for millions of dollars
Yerington Paiute Tribe sues owners of abandoned mine for millions of dollars (September 8, 2017)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe is trying to hold the prior owners of an abandoned copper mine in Nevada accountable for polluting the environment.


Las Vegas Paiute Tribe prepares to open largest marijuana dispensary in nation
Las Vegas Paiute Tribe prepares to open largest marijuana dispensary in nation (August 7, 2017)

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe is building what Chairman Benny Tso is calling the largest marijuana dispensary in the nation.


Two tribes enter into first marijuana compacts under new state law in Nevada
Two tribes enter into first marijuana compacts under new state law in Nevada (August 3, 2017)

Nevada tribes, sensing big economic opportunities, are getting into the marijuana industry by following a successful model from a nearby state.


Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site
Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site (January 12, 2017)

The controversial nuclear waste repository, widely opposed in Nevada, could be revived by the incoming Trump administration.


Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars
Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars (December 20, 2016)

Robert Smith never knew about the award for his service during the Battle of Slim Buttes in September 1876.


Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe finally reclaims ancestral remains
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe finally reclaims ancestral remains (November 23, 2016)

The Obama administration put an end to a dispute over the remains of a 10,000-year-old ancestor known as the Spirit Cave Man.


Native Sun News Today: 'Warrior woman' Petra Wilson wins Indian education award
Native Sun News Today: 'Warrior woman' Petra Wilson wins Indian education award (November 22, 2016)

Sitting in her father’s law office in downtown Rapid City, Petra Wilson doesn’t look like a warrior, but that is how Della Frank, who nominated her for the National Indian Education Parent of the Year award described her.


All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington
All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington (November 11, 2016)

The 45 veterans are paying tribute to their fellow service members during a busy weekend in the nation's capital.


Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)

Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.


Lakota Country Times: Lakota athletes head to Indian National Finals Rodeo
Lakota Country Times: Lakota athletes head to Indian National Finals Rodeo (November 2, 2016)

More than fifty Lakota rodeo athletes are headed to the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Indian National Finals Rodeo gears up for big crowds in Las Vegas
Indian National Finals Rodeo gears up for big crowds in Las Vegas (October 25, 2016)

The 41st annual event promises $350,000 in cash prizes and other awards.


Bureau of Land Management confirms repatriation of ancestor to Nevada tribe
Bureau of Land Management confirms repatriation of ancestor to Nevada tribe (October 21, 2016)

The remains of a 10,000-year-old individual known as Spirit Cave Man are going to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala veteran shot and killed by police
Native Sun News Today: Oglala veteran shot and killed by police (October 20, 2016)

A high speed chase by Las Vegas, Nevada, police ended in the shooting death of 50-year-old Rex Vance Wilson, an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe.


Federal agency shifts course as tribal ancestor in Nevada is slated for repatriation
Federal agency shifts course as tribal ancestor in Nevada is slated for repatriation (October 19, 2016)

The Fallon-Paiute Shoshone Tribe has been seeking to rebury the remains of the Spirit Cave Man for two decades.


Driver remains free after riding into crowd at Native rights event
Driver remains free after riding into crowd at Native rights event (October 13, 2016)

A woman was hospitalized after a pickup truck rammed through the Abolish KKKolumbus Day protest in Reno, Nevada.


Obama administration fudges numbers to reach land-into-trust goal
Obama administration fudges numbers to reach land-into-trust goal (October 12, 2016)

More than 500,000 acres has been placed in trust but the figure includes properties that weren't the subject of land-into-trust applications.


President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into law
President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into law (October 7, 2016)

Six tribes in Nevada will be regaining some of their ancestral territory under H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.


Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills
Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills (September 29, 2016)

Four Indian Country bills cleared the Senate as lawmakers head into an extended break before the November election.


Moapa Band wins federal approval for another solar energy plant
Moapa Band wins federal approval for another solar energy plant (September 16, 2016)

The Nevada tribe has almost completed one solar facility and two more are in the works.


Tribal leaders file lawsuit for satellite polling locations in Nevada
Tribal leaders file lawsuit for satellite polling locations in Nevada (September 8, 2016)

Walker River Paiute Chairman Bobby Sanchez, Pyramid Lake Paiute Chairman Vinton Hawley and three veterans are seeking equal access to the polls.


President Obama honors sanctity of Lake Tahoe to Washoe Tribe
President Obama honors sanctity of Lake Tahoe to Washoe Tribe (September 1, 2016)

Lake Tahoe is the center of the world to the Washoe people.


California doctor admits stealing 20K Native artifacts from federal lands
California doctor admits stealing 20K Native artifacts from federal lands (August 17, 2016)

Jonathan Bourne took the items -- including some from burial sites -- and kept them in his home.


Reno-Sparks Indian Colony raises awareness of health issues with hoop house
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony raises awareness of health issues with hoop house (July 12, 2016)

The Nevada tribe is hoping to educate its youth about the importance of cultivating their own food.


Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts Department of Veterans Affairs
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts Department of Veterans Affairs (June 21, 2016)

Participants will be able to speak with VA officials and learn about home loans, the GI Bill and other services for veterans.


Reno-Sparks Indian Colony dancers to perform for National Guard
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony dancers to perform for National Guard (June 9, 2016)

Chairman Arlan Melendez said the tribe's participation in the Diversity Day highlights his people's long military tradition.


Indian school alumni gather for Father's Day powwow in Nevada
Indian school alumni gather for Father's Day powwow in Nevada (June 9, 2016)

Over 200 dancers and more than 30 arts, crafts and food vendors, along with former students and their families, are expected at the annual event.


House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona
House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona (June 8, 2016)

Six tribes in Nevada and another one in Arizona are closer to securing new trust lands thanks to action on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.


House takes up land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona
House takes up land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona (June 6, 2016)

H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, and H.R.2009, the ascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act, are set for passage on June 7.


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe protests Yucca Mountain nuclear report (May 11, 2016)

Chairman George Gholson said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to adequately consider the impacts to his people.


Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes
Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes (April 14, 2016)

The Nevada Native Nations Land Act now awaits action in the House.


Matika Wilbur continues unique journey through Indian Country
Matika Wilbur continues unique journey through Indian Country (March 30, 2016)

Since hitting the road in 2013, the Tulalip / Swinomish photographer has visited 262 tribes across the nation.


Nevada tribes welcome Superfund priority for abandoned mine
Nevada tribes welcome Superfund priority for abandoned mine (March 30, 2016)

The Anaconda Copper Mine is located near the Yerington Paiute Reservation and has contaminated wells with uranium, arsenic, lead and other toxic chemicals.


Mark Trahant: Native candidate drops out of race for Congress
Mark Trahant: Native candidate drops out of race for Congress (March 22, 2016)

There have been a lot of developments this week in the story of Native candidates running for Congress: A Democrat-turned-Republican is running in Arizona; Tom Cole has a challenger from the right; and a Nevada congressional bid ends.


House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on Indian bills (March 14, 2016)

Three Indian bills are on the agenda: H.R.329, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act; H.R.2009, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act; and H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.


Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation
Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation (March 10, 2016)

The Aiya Solar Project consists of a solar photovoltaic facility capable of generating up to 100 megawatts of power.


Marijuana company working on a deal with tribe in New Mexico
Marijuana company working on a deal with tribe in New Mexico (March 2, 2016)

Ultra Health just signed a deal with the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe in Nevada and hopes to announce one with at least one tribe in New Mexico.