29.8 F

Third annual Sacred Visions Pow-Wow, July 22-24



NIXON, Nev. — The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Sacred Visions Pow-Wow at Big Bend Ranch in Wadsworth, Nev. From Friday, July 22, through Sunday, July 24, Native American culture will be celebrated as families and individuals representing tribal communities from across the United States will participate for cash prizes in the 3rd Annual Sacred Visions Pow-Wow.

The theme to this year’s pow-wow is “Te Nanumu Magodyuku,” in English, “Bringing the People Home.” Authentic Native American food, dancing, arts and crafts vendors and traditional performing arts will all be on hand for all to enjoy. Admission to the 3rd Annual Sacred Visions Pow-Wow is free and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this cultural experience. To get to Big Bend Ranch from Reno take I-80 eastbound to Exit #46 and turn left.

About the Sacred Visions Pow-Wow
In 2009 the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the Sacred Visions Pow-Wow Committee held the first Sacred Visions Pow-Wow. The objective of this project was to attract out-of-state participants and spectators to the event, and in turn, create a positive economic impact for the economies of Northern Nevada and the tribe. The Sacred Visions Pow-Wow Committee consists of a group of tribal members who have a vision to bring the community together and improve the quality of life on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. The Annual Sacred Visions Pow-Wow attracts more than 3,000 people from all across the Western United States and helps support the local economies of Pyramid Lake and Northern Nevada. For more information about the Sacred Visions Pow-Wow Committee please visit www.sacredvisionspowwow.com. For more information about the 3rd Annual Sacred Visions Pow-Wow please visit www.pyramidlake.us.

About Pyramid Lake and its people
Pyramid Lake is located about 35 miles Northeast of Reno, Nev., and is the property of and managed by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Pyramid Lake is known as being North America’s most beautiful desert lake. The lake occupies 112,000 surface acres inside the reservation boundary and has a shoreline of approximately 125 miles. The lake has no outlet and is a residual body remaining from the prehistoric Great Lake Lahontan water body. The lake is fed primarily by the Truckee River and is famous as a fishery for the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Cui-ui, which are on the endangered species list. The Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation comprises 476,728 acres. The tribal members are direct descendants of the Northern Paiute people who have occupied the vast areas of the Great Basin for thousands of years. Pyramid Lake was designated as one of the first National Scenic Byways in the country and was the first scenic byway entirely on an Indian reservation. For more information about Pyramid Lake or its people please visit the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center in Nixon or log on to www.pyramidlake.us.

This Is Reno is your source for award-winning independent, online Reno news and events since 2009. We are locally owned and operated.




NV tribe sues feds over water rights, failure to protect endangered fish

Despite federal protections and efforts by the tribe to protect important habitat, the culturally significant cui-ui and Lahontan cutthroat trout in Pyramid Lake have continued to decline in the last decade, according to federal wildlife managers.