2017 News

Carson City, Nevada: September 19, 2017
September 22, 2017 Proclaimed as American Indian Day in Nevada

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a proclamation designating September 22 as American Indian Day in Nevada.
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Champions of Nevada’s rural tourism industry honored at state conference.
Billie Jean Guerrero is recognized for Nevada’s Indian Territory.

ELKO, Nev. — The Nevada Division of Tourism recognized outstanding members of the state’s rural tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards Dinner April 27 in Elko. The awards ceremony was a highlight of the state’s annual Rural Roundup conference.“Tourism is a significant component of rural Nevada economies,” Claudia Vecchio, Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs director, said. “It is a $2.3 billion industry that continues to grow thanks to the efforts of the tourism professionals in rural Nevada. It is our pleasure to recognize those efforts with this year’s VolunTourism awards.” Billie Jean Guerrero is the director of the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Since Billie Jean began just one short year ago, she has been able to significantly increase visitation to the museum, has expanded the offerings at the museum gift shop, has created new and interesting exhibits and has been instrumental in digitizing photos and documents of the tribe. She brings her experience and passion for her culture to the museum, offering classes in the traditional arts that utilize her unique talents.CLICK HERE for the full story.


2016 News


Nevada Magazine: November/December 2016
Lessons to be Learned: Stewart Indian School is still teaching that the past should be remembered.

Today, Stewart is one of the few Indian school campuses still intact and open to the public. Many alumni remember the school fondly and
return each year to meet friends at the Father’s Day Powwow.
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AIANTA: November 14, 2016
Tourism in Indian Country: an economic success storyt

Tourism is our country’s number one service export, and tribes are increasingly taking advantage of the trends to build travel destinations that attract millions of visitors each year. Interest by overseas travelers in Indian Country has increased in the last six years and even set records in the last four.
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November 13: KOLO Channel 8, Reno
First Native American Honor Flight returns home

Honor Flight is a national nonprofit that helps send Veterans on free trips to Washington D.C. to see their war memorials. It gives veterans the opportunity to honor those who served alongside them, but never made it home.
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November 10: KOLO Channel 8, Reno
First-ever Native American Honor Flight leaves Reno

Native American veterans from Nevada and California flew Thursday to Washington D.C. to visit the National Museum of the American Indian, attend the Veterans Day ceremony and place a sash on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
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AIANTA:  November 7, 2016
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and National Park Service Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

National Parks and Tribes Collaborate to bring Cultural Experiences and Connections to Travelers.
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2016-Nevada-Indian-Day-ProclamationCarson City, Nevada: October 13, 2016
November Proclaimed American Indian Heritage Month in Nevada

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a proclamation designating November as American Indian Heritage Month in Nevada.
CLICK HERE to read and download the proclamation.