CARSON CITY, Nev. —The Nevada Indian Commission will host the 2015 Tribal Legislative Forum from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the former Stewart Indian School, 5500 Snyder Ave., Building 1, in Carson City. Admission is free.
The forum is an opportunity to learn more about the Nevada Legislature, the legislative process, committee structure and how to be an effective advocate for tribal issues. Speakers will share how to find out what legislation is being considered and how it may affect tribal people and communities.
Confirmed speakers are John Oceguera, former speaker of the assembly, now senior vice president of Nevada operations for Strategies 360; Ernie Adler, attorney, lobbyist and former state senator; and Lucy Flores, attorney and former state assemblywoman.
“We are very excited to be able to have former legislators come in and share their expertise and experience, and provide tips to make this a more effective session for Nevada tribes,” Sherry Rupert, NIC executive director, said.
After the forum, the NIC board will meet at 1:30 p.m. in Building 3 on the Stewart Indian School campus.
“The day’s activities will end in time for our guests to get down to the legislative building for the Governor’s State of the State Address at 5 p.m.,” Rupert said.
For more information, contact Sherry Rupert at 775-687-8333.
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.