Gov. Brian Sandoval’s proposed budget includes $122,177 for funding of two full-time employees to create a “cultural heritage destination” at the Stewart Indian School Living Legacy.
“During the 2013 Legislative Session, both the Governor and Legislature supported efforts to focus on preservation of the Stewart Indian School,” an executive budget report states. “This initiative will provide for planning, design, operation and staffing for the Stewart Indian School Living Legacy and a Welcome and Information Center at the State of Nevada Stewart Facility.”
Under a justification heading, the budget report states: “The Stewart Indian School closed in 1980 and the land conveyed to the State of Nevada in 1982. The quitclaim deed, Provision 10, explicitly states, ‘The State of Nevada wishing to perpetuate the 90-year history of the Stewart Indian School will reserve Building 1 and Building 3 to house and display the crafts, artifacts, and the memorabilia relating to the Stewart Indian School Living Legacy.’”
The proposal calls for the positions to start in the 2017 fiscal year.