Below is a list of ongoing and upcoming events, as published in the August 2017 edition of First Nation’s Focus, for a timeframe of Aug. 16 through Sept. 20.

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Paiute Language Class — 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wadsworth Community Building, 320 Pyramid St., Wadsworth.

Substance Abuse Support Group — 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Sumunumu Resource Center, 460 W. Main St., Fernley. Topics discussed include narcotics abuse, alcohol abuse and anger management.

Women’s Circle Craft Night and Potluck — 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.

Victim Services Program Women’s Advisory Committee — 5-6:30 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.

Scrapbooking for Beginners — 5-6:30 p.m., first Wednesday of the month, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth. Call 775-575-9444.

Teen Dating Violence Support Group — 5:45-6:30 p.m., third Wednesday of the month, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.

Yoga — The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe holds classes weekly on Wednesday. Hours and location vary. Call 775-574-1018.

Weekly Teen Parenting Class — 6-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sumunumu Resource Center, 460 W. Main St., Fernley.

Nuumu Yadoha Language Classes — 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursdays. Sponsored by the Bishop Paiute Tribe, the classes are held weekly. Contact the tribal office for location and other details: 760-873-3584.

Literacy Skills for Parents — Come to the Carson TANF office, 2310 S. Carson St., at 1 p.m. Thursdays to learn how to help your children develop strong reading and writing skills. The class also includes information from The Twelve Universal Laws of Success by Herbert Harris, articles from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as Native based resources.

Weekly Community Market — 5 p.m.-dusk, Thursdays, Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center 2300, W. Line St., Bishop, Calif.

Talking Circle — 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Friday of the month, Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center, 2300 W. Line St., Bishop, Calif.

Sexual Assault Support Group — 5-6:30 p.m., fourth Friday of the month, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.

Freedom to Be You — 1-2 p.m., Saturdays, 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth. The women’s educational support group meets weekly to discuss a different topic each session. Childcare is available on site.

Bishop Paiute Tribal Council Meeting — 5:30-7 p.m., Aug. 24, Sept. 14 and 28, Bishop Paiute Reservation, 2490 Diaz Lane, Bishop, Calif.

23rd Annual Sacramento Powwow — Aug. 11-13, O’Neil Park, 715 Broadway St., Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento’s annual powwow offers free parking, Native American food, arts, crafts, gourd dancing and more. The cost is $5 for general admission, $2 for teens, $1 for children and free for those 5 and younger.

Robert Canada Friendship Powwow — Aug. 12-13, Furgeson Elementary School, 22215 S. Elaine Ave., Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. For information, contact Juan Serrano at [email protected].

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council Meeting — 9 a.m., Aug. 18 and Sept. 1, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Chambers, 208 Capitol Hill, Nixon. Call 775-574-1000.

Yomba Days — Aug. 18-20, Yomba Shoshone Tribe, Austin, Nev. Festivities will open with community bingo and jackpot volleyball on Aug. 18. The event will pick up on Aug. 19 with a sunrise walk/run at 6 a.m. A free breakfast will close out the event on Aug. 20. RV and tent camping is encouraged. For information, call 775-964-2463.

Senior Fun Day — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 24, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, 34 Reservation Road, Reno. Put your party hat on and gather inside the gym for a nutritious lunch and elder information. Also planned are games of Bingo, a hat contest and a raffle. The event is for elders 55 and older. For information, call 775-329-9929.

10th Annual Honoring Traditions Gathering and Powwow — Aug. 25-27, Pala’s Band of Mission Indian Reservation, 10779 Highway 76, Pala, Calif. For information, contact Skye McMichael at 760-891-3500, or go to

Gathering at the Falls Powwow — Aug. 25-27, Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St., Spokane, Wash. The powwow helps celebrate the significance of gathering at the Spokane River, a tradition that goes back generations. For information, contact Jerry Crowshoe at 509-362-2178.

15th Annual Native American Basket Weavers Market — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 27, Gatekeeper’s Museum, Tahoe City. The annual event provides a venue where weavers from California and Nevada can offer their baskets for sale. For information, call 530-583-1762, or email [email protected].

31st Annual Numaga Indian Days Powwow — Sept. 1-3, Hungry Valley, Nev. The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s celebration takes place annually over Labor Day weekend. The free event offers Native American dancing, singing, drumming, food, vendors and more. Hungry Valley is 19 miles north of Reno in Eagle Canyon.

Northwest Enterprise Development Conference — Sept. 5-7, Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, Wash. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is presenting the event. This year’s theme is “Power of the Past: Force for the Future.” For information, go to

28th Annual Sycuan Powwow — Sept. 8-10, Sycuan Nation, 5459 Sycuan Road, El Cajon, Calif. Hundreds of dancers and thousands of dollars in prize money will be awarded at the annual celebration of Native American culture. For information, go to Facebook and search “Sycuan’s Annual Pow-Wow.”

21st Annual Soboba Inter Tribal Powwow — Sept. 15-17, Soboba Event Center, 2333 Soboba Road, San Jacinto, Calif. Free admission and free parking; everyone is welcome. For information, call 951-654-5544, option 2.

Morongo Thunder and Lightning Powwow — Sept. 22-24, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, Calif. Offering free admission, the event is sponsored by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. For information, call 951-755-5165 or 951-755-5139, or go to



 End of Summer Blast — Aug. 18-20, Navajo Sports Center, Window Rock, Ariz. Division: 8U Coed, 11U Coed, 13U Boys/Girls, 16U Boys/Girls, HS Boys/Girls. Awards include all-tourney and MVP. Contact: 928-797-0214.

Gathering of the Hoops — Aug. 18-20, HUB Sports Center, Spokane, Wash. The open youth division costs $225 to register. Hoodies and medals are prizes for first-place players; second-place finishers win medals, as does the third-place team. Contact: Ryan Barbieri, 509-927-0602.

Rep Your Tribe — Aug. 19-20, Tulalip Teen Center, Tulalip, Wash. The coed teen division is open to students in grades 9-12. A coed adult division also is offered. Signups are $150 for teens and $200 for adults. All teams must be coed, and all players must have the same tribal identification. Contact: Lonnie, 360-913-0848, or Josh, 360-926-4718, or Shawn, 360-913-7615.

Elevate Hoops — Aug. 19-20, Flagstaff, Ariz. Entry costs $300. Team trophies will be given for first and second place finishers, plus all-tourney and MVPs in each division. To register, go to Contact: Danny, 928-853-1683, or Tyrone, 928-600-2478.

End of Summer Men’s Open — Aug. 25-27, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Santa Cruz Valley, Ariz. Division: Men’s Open 18 and over. The entry fee of $100 is due by 5 p.m. on Aug. 18. First and third place teams will win T-shirts and trophies. MVP and all-tourney prizes are included. Contact: 520-568-1740 or 520-371-8393.

Native Labor Day Hooptacular — Sept. 2-3, Phoenix, Ariz. All Native event. Team and coaches need ID verification to sign in. Entry is $245 per team. First and second place finishers and individual prizes will be awarded. Contact: R. Berry, 623-221-1475.

Men’s Basketball Tournament — Sept. 22-24, PYT Wellness Center, 5305 W. Calle Torim, Tucson, Ariz. The men’s open is $150 to enter. A $50 deposit is due by Sept. 15. Cash prizes will go to the first place team, plus shirts and trophies. Other awards will be given to second and third finishers. MVP awards include cash, shirts and trophies. The format is double elimination with a 10-player roster. Contact: Rachel, 520-528-5626, or Nick, 520-981-4742.