Billionaire and Democratic Presidential candidate Tom Steyer made a stop in Reno on his bus tour of Nevada. He held a town hall to a rather impressive crowd hosted by Harrah’s National Automobile Museum.
This is my new favorite photograph proudly displayed on my iPad. A photograph of a young Native American woman I shot at the recent Reno Women’s March who represents the You’re Not Forgotten movement. A movement that is looking for answers in the murders and disappearances of many Native girls in our country.
At the end of 2017, Native Americans and Alaska Natives made up 1.8 percent of ongoing missing cases in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database, even though they represent 0.8 percent of the U.S. population. These cases include those lingering and open from year to year, but experts say the figure is low, given that many tribes don’t have access to the database. Native women accounted for more than 0.7 percent of the missing cases — 633 in all — though they represent about 0.4 percent of the U.S. population. #YouAreNotForgotten #NotInvisible
Data Source: Associated Press https://apnews.com/cb6efc4ec93e4e92900ec99ccbcb7e05
The annual Reno Women’s March is in the history books as another success story. Native Americans, in their colorful outfits, are always a presence at this annual event.
Today was Veteran’s Day and what would this day be without a parade. The 90 minute display of vehicles and ROTC troops wound it’s way through the downtown corridor. Of course there was a fly-over at exactly 11:11AM. Onlookers were surprised by the City Hall sprinklers and there was at least one protester among the crowd…
Last April there was an unusual event taking place on the downtown streets of Reno. The Humphrey House was being moved to a new location to make way for University of Nevada Reno expansion. Look at it today sitting pretty in it’s new location….
Members of the Nevada Department of Wildlife and UNR Students were wading in the cold waters of the Truckee River catching fish using special technology, checking their health, measuring and photographing them, then releasing them back to the river…