Indigenous

Una mujer que viste una camisa amarilla y negra y lleva una máscara, está parada en la esquina. En el suelo, frente a ella, hay un dibujo de tiza que se asemeja a una cara.
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En la víspera del Día de los Pueblos Indígenas, varios eventos tuvieron lugar en Reno para elevar las voces indígenas a través del arte y la limpieza de un río.

A woman in a yellow and black shirt with a mask stands in the corner. On the ground in front of her is a chalk drawing that resembles face.
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There were several events throughout Reno over the weekend ahead of Indigenous Peoples’ Day today to uplift Indigenous voices through art and a river clean up.

A sign that has 6 hoops at the top and says, “Squaw Valley USA International Mountain Resort.”
Trevor Bexon

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced recently that it's changing its name, which has drawn criticism from some Indigenous leaders for decades.

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The U.S. Census Bureau has announced it's ending the 2020 count a month early, a move that's likely to have a big impact on Indigenous communities in the West.

 


A gondola moves up a mountain over a skiier
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Editor's Note: This story has been updated. The original version referred to Squaw Valley Ski Resort throughout the article even though the name change would impact the entire company of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

In the weeks since the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, there’s been a broad reckoning with various kinds of racism in the U.S. This cultural shift has led some government, businesses and community members across the county to take down or rename landmarks with ties to various kinds of racism.

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The voting process has long disenfranchised Native American communities. With the COVID-19 pandemic and mail-in voting exacerbating the problem, U.S. senators in the Mountain West and across the country are asking the federal government to make sure voters in Indian Country can cast ballots come November.

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation is one of the largest in the state. But, some tribal members say they feel ignored by politicians locally and nationally.

Noah Glick visited Pyramid Lake High School for the caucus over the weekend. He met up with Norman Harry, the former chairman for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe to discuss voter turnout and the 2020 Election more generally.

An image showing a sign that reads "Early Vote, 10-6" for people casting votes in northern Nevada.
Noah Glick

As Nevadans cast their early votes before Saturday’s presidential caucus, some say campaigns are missing out on one key voting bloc: tribes.

Nevada Department of Agriculture

The lack of access to nutritious food is a major issue across Indian Country. One program in Nevada is looking to increase healthy habits among youth on reservations and the rural communities surrounding them.

Four women from the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in northeastern Utah have turned to the federal court system after they were banished by Ute tribal leadership last year. 

Jana Sayson

Dozens of indigenous women were the first people to march down Virginia Street this year in support of progressive causes, beating drums and dancing while wearing traditional jingle dresses. 

Bree Zender

Women of color, specifically indigenous women, led the way for the second-annual Women's March in Reno on Saturday.