• Sherry L. Rupert to Speak on Preserving the Stewart Indian School

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    Name: Sherry L. Rupert to Speak on Preserving the Stewart Indian School
    Date: September 24, 2016
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:

    Sherry L. Rupert to Speak on Preserving the Stewart Indian School

    at Dangberg Historic Park

    MINDEN, Nev.— Sherry L. Rupert will speak on preserving the Stewart Indian School, in a free presentation at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 am.

    For ninety years, Stewart Indian School fulfilled a federal commitment to pursue Native American education in Nevada. Located three miles southeast of Carson City, the school grounds encompassed 240 acres.

    Today, the Stewart Indian School is listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places. For decades American Indian children were removed from their homelands, family and culture with profound impacts on their lives. The Stewart Indian School Living Legacy preserves their stories and cultural legacy "Never to be Forgotten".

    This presentation is part of the park's Ferris Family Speaker Series, named in honor of the family of Margaret Ferris-Dangberg, the wife of ranch founder Heinrich F. Dangberg. The series is sponsored by Soaring NV, Douglas County, Bently Enterprises, Carson Valley Accounting, Horse Tales Publications, Carson Valley Times, Dr. James the Dentist and Associates, Internovations Website Design, Joe Benigno's Tree Service, NV Energy, Full Circle Compost and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. Alpen Sierra Coffee Company is providing complimentary coffee and 88 Cups & More is providing baked treats for visitors throughout the series.

    Sherry L. Rupert is an American Indian of Paiute and Washoe heritage and a native Nevadan, born in Carson City and raised on the Washoe Reservation in Gardnerville, Nevada. Rupert is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and is past President of the Native American Chapter of the University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association.

    She has been the Executive Director of the State of Nevada Indian Commission since 2005. In 2013, Rupert became the first American Indian woman to be appointed to Governor Sandoval’s cabinet.

    She was also named to the prestigious U.S. Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Advisory Board in 2013.

    Rupert is the Chairwoman of Nevada’s Indian Territory of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, and was awarded the 2007 and 2008 Excellence in Tourism Award as well as the 2011 Statewide Excellence in Tourism Award from the Nevada Commission on Tourism. She was also awarded the 2009 Human and Civil Rights Award from the Nevada State Education Association.

    The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88m ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event, and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event. For more information, visit 

     

    dangberghomeranch.org.

    This will be our final speaker in the series for this season. The park’s full 2016 event schedule is available at the park’s website.

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