Native Nevada Nevada Public Radio presents an 8-part podcast series on the culture, issues, and perseverance of Nevada's Indigenous Peoples. This series is made possible, in part, by the financial support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Native Nevada

Native Nevada

From Nevada Public Radio

Nevada Public Radio presents an 8-part podcast series on the culture, issues, and perseverance of Nevada's Indigenous Peoples. This series is made possible, in part, by the financial support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Most Recent Episodes

Chapter 5: The Homelands

Indigenous peoples' connection to their ancestral homelands and Americans' concept of "public lands" intersect — or collide — when those lands are under threat of development and proposed for government protection. Current examples of that intersection can be found in the proposed lithium mine at Thacker Pass, the sacred Shoshone Cedars of Eastern Nevada, and Avi Kwa Ame, also known as Spirit Mountain.

Chapter 4: The Students

Native students at Nevada's two land-grant universities feel they aren't getting the support they need. But work is underway to change that.

Chapter 3: The Teachers

In this third installment of the Native Nevada podcast, we hear about the struggles of indigenous people to educate their children, one of the many legacies of oppressive policies toward Native Americans.

Chapter 2: The People From Here

In August 2020, an offensively named public agency in a small town near Lake Tahoe voted unanimously to change its name to Olympic Valley Public Service District.

New Podcast Focuses On Native Nevada

Though they were the first people here, the cultural and political issues impacting indigenous people in Nevada have been overlooked for decades. Nevada is home to 27 different tribes. Their numbers are growing. So, in many cases, is their economic power with that comes political influence.

Chapter 1: The Water Protectors

In the spring of 2020, the Southern Nevada Water Authority dropped its plan to pump hundreds of thousands of acre-feet of groundwater from Eastern Nevada and pipe it 300 miles south to Las Vegas.