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Effort to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day advances in one rural county, stalls in another

As Mineral County commissioners approved a resolution to proclaim Monday, the federal Columbus Day holiday, as Indigenous Peoples' Day, Lyon County didn't get that far.

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Nevada lawmaker calls into question the history of Native American massacres, causing backlash from advocates

But Hansen pushed back on the historical accuracy of the massacres described in Spilsbury’s testimony and by Steele in a letter of support for the bill. During the hearing, Hansen argued that there were anomalies between the testimony and the historical record, including indications that U.S. Cavalry divisions were involved in the 1897 massacre while saying there was no cavalry in the region at that time.

Proponents of free college for Nevada Native students say it will right historical wrongs, strengthen tribes

Tribal leaders pointed to this history earlier this week during a legislative hearing in the Assembly Committee on Education as they testified in support of AB262, which would waive tuition and fees at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions, including two-year and four-year schools, for citizens of the state’s 27 tribes. It also would provide in-state tuition for citizens of federally recognized tribes outside of Nevada.

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Nevada tribes roll through vaccine process, feel hopeful for the future

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is one of many tribes around the state and country moving quickly through the vaccine rollout process, opening appointments and eligibility to the general tribal population 18 and over. There are more than 2,000 enrolled members of the tribe in Northern Nevada.

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