Calendar of events

Bishop Tribal Council will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. March 23. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at Bishop Paiute Reservation, 50 N Tu-Su Lane, Bishop, Calif.

The Reno Indian Bowling Tournament is April 1-3 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. Second St., Reno. Contact Gary W. Wood at or 775-771-7680. The bowling center can be reached at 775-789-2296.

A celebration of Native America culture will be held when the 45th annual UC Davis Powwow returns April 14-15. The Powwow takes place on the East and West Quad of the UC Davis campus. Free and open to the public, it runs for 12 hours starting at 10 a.m. The grand entry will be at noon. For information or to be a vendor, call 530-752-6620, or go to

The Stewart Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. April 14 at the Nevada Indian Commission at the Stewart Indian School, 5500 Snyder Ave. The committee’s mission is to support, promote and assure protection of the history of the Stewart Indian Boarding School.

The Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center hosts a community market from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays. The center is at 2300 W. Line St. in Bishop, Calif.

A weekly women’s circle craft night and potluck is 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.

A Victim Services Program women’s advisory committee meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.

A sexual assault support group meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month at 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth. A substance abuse support group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sumunumu Resource Center in Fernley. Topics discussed include narcotics abuse, alcohol abuse and anger management.

Scrapbooking for beginners is 5-6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth. For more information, call 775-575-9444.

Freedom to Be You, a women’s educational support group, meets from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays at 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth. A different topic is chosen each week. Childcare is available on site during the group session.

A group discussing teen dating violence meets from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at 101 Big Bend Ranch Road, Wadsworth.

Paiute language classes are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday at the Wadsworth Community Building.

Yoga classes are offered every Wednesday. Hours and locations vary; call


A teen parenting class meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Sumunumu Resource Center in Fernley.

The Red Hoop Round Dance will take place March 31-April 1 in Dresslerville, Nev. Master of ceremonies will be Jr. Kesswood with Sonny Dixey as the Stickman.

For more information, contact Martin Montgomery at or call 775-450-9655. Or visit Red Hoop Round Dance on Facebook.

Free computer classes are held Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon at 1662 Highway 395, Suite 105 in Minden; and from 1 to 4 p.m. at Carson Native TANF, 2310 S. Carson St., Suite 1 in Carson City. The class covers keyboard skills and Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. It also helps with setting up an email account, searching for a job, submitting applications, building a resume, and interviewing skills. Middle and high school students are welcome to work on school projects. Call the Douglas office at 775-265-2254, or the Carson office at 775-882-9256. Additionally, Russell Fromherz, Sierra Nevada job developer, is available to help with job placement. He can help with resume building, interview skills, WEX opportunities within the Washoe Tribe, career inventory assessment, community networking and more. Reach him at the Carson office — 775-882-9256.

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.

Spatial math and beading is held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Dresslerville Senior Center. Transpiration is available from Alpine County. Call

530-694-2555 to schedule a ride.

Talking Circle is held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday of the month at the Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center, 2300 W. Line St., Bishop, Calif.

Nevada Basketball

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Earl Dunn Memorial Basketball Tournament is returning to Pyramid Lake High School in Nixon March 24-26. The event, named after Earl Dunn, who started it as the Pyramid Lake All-Indian Invitational Basketball Tournament, was changed to the Earl Dunn Memorial Tournament following his passing in 1983.

The Northern Nevada Hoops Classic all Native high school tournament takes place March 30-April 1 in Reno. The champions will receive hooded sweatshirts; the runner-ups get long-sleeved shirts. Third place, all tourney, MVP, Mr. and Ms. Hustle and Most 3s awards will be given out in addition to the Jeremy Christy Memorial Award. For information, contact Cameron Smith at 775-420-1873 or

California Basketball

A tournament in San Jacinto, Calif., will award $2,000 to the winner and free entry in next year’s event. Second place will win pullover sweaters; third place gets T-shirts. MVP and all tourney prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. The event, sponsored by Soboba Parks & Recreation, will be on March 31 will be at the Soboba Sports Complex.

Arizona Basketball

An open men’s and women’s basketball tournament March 24-26 will be at Burdette Hall Gym in San Carlos, Ariz.Awards will be given to the top finisher and runner-up, MVP and all tourney. Entry costs $150. Call David Leslie at 480-688-3407.

The Step-Back Classic, open to Jr. high school boys and girls, will be March 31-April 1 at Fort McDowell Recreation Center in Fort McDowell, Ariz. Awards will be given to firs and second place teams and all tourney. The format is double elimination with single championship game. Players must show school identification to be eligible for competition. Entry costs $125. For information, call 480-789-7800.

First through third place winners plus allstar and MVP awards will be given in the Spring Shoot Out tournament March 31-April 2 at the Window Rock Sports Center in Window Rock, Ariz. The tournament, open to high school boys and girls, costs $100 to play.

Flagstaff, Ariz., is home to the DREAMS Joe and Leona Joyce Memorial tournament April 8-9. Divisions include adults, men’s 18 and over; adult co-ed, 8-9 co-ed, 10-11 co-ed, 12-14 co-ed, 15-18 co-ed, 10-11 boys, 12-14 boys, 15-18 boys, 10-11 girls, 12-14 girls and 15-18 girls. Shirts will be given to first and second place finishers, along with awards for the MVP of each division. The cost to play is $200 for adults and $175 for all other divisions. Those who participant will receive a discount to the Unlocked Potential tournament in May. Contact 928-853-0014 and 602-410-8455.

Washington Basketball

The Alvina Dillon Youth Basketball Tournament March 24-26 will be at Chief Leschi Schools in Puyallup, Wash. Entry is $250. Divisions are all native plus 1 token.

On April 1-2, the Suquamish Men’s 35 and over and 50 and over tournament will return to the Suquamish Health and Fitness Center in Poulsbo, Wash. Entry is $300, half of which is due by March 27. Contact Craig Miller at 360-394-8574 or, or contact Magdalena Turrieta at 360-509-9512 or

An all-Native men’s and men’s 40 and over Spring Fever tournament will return April 7-9 in Spokane, Wash. Entry is $450 by April 1. Call Jerry Ford at 509-258-6801 or 509-992-2244.


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