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2015-16 News features


Lessons to be Learned: Stewart Indian School is Still Teaching That the Past Should be Remembered

Nevada Magazine, November/December 2016
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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Indian Commission Celebrates 50 Years of State Service
Celebrates Nevada’s American Indian Achievement Award Winners, Awards Banquet, November 14

Carson Now, November 12, 2015
The Nevada Indian Commission will celebrate their 50 years of service to the State of Nevada and honor four Nevadans for their contributions to the American Indian community at 5 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City. The evening will reflect on those that established the Indian Commission; Governor Grant Sawyer, and Assemblyman Ernie Johnson who introduced the legislation to create the Nevada Indian Commission in 1965 and the twelve Executive Directors and numerous Commissioners along the way who were instrumental in building the foundation for what the Indian Commission is today.

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Stewart Indian School Remembering the Good and Bad

KNUR, June 26, 2015
Sherry Rupert heads the Nevada Indian Commission and has been working for the past decade to preserve the site of the Stewart Indian School in Carson City. Thanks to some of the laws passed during this recent legislative session, the project is now getting support and funding. To tell us more about the school and its history, Rupert spoke to Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss.
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Powwow Set for Father’s Day Weekend in Carson City

Nevada Appeal, June 9, 2015
The 2015 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow in Carson City is June 19-21 at the Stewart Indian School campus. Hosted in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and the Stewart Father’s Day Powwow Committee, the annual powwow includes quality Native American arts and crafts vendors and is also a time for alumni, former employees, families and friends to gather at the former campus.
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Stewart Indian School in Carson City Moving to become Historic Museum & Cultural Center

Nevada Appeal, May 30, 2015
After years of work and hopes, Stewart Indian School is poised to make a major leap forward in efforts to protect, restore and develop the complex into an historic site, museum and cultural center. “Eventually we would like to create a destination heritage experience,” said Sherry Rupert, head of the Nevada Indian Commission.

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