Brett McGinness of the Reno Gazette Journal wrote this comprehensive article detailing the RGJ’s decision to choose Kutoven Stevens for the prestigious honor of “RGJ Citizen of the Year”.
Ku’s mother wrote: “Ku is named CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 2021! All the indigenous people, all the runner people, and the Yerington community: This one is for you! Share the article, and feel good, be proud of who you are and of this young Paiute man. Thank you to Brett McGinness for asking the questions that matter and to the fabulous Jason Bean for capturing the bear so beautifully .”
Purpose & Direction is difficult to discover, it’s often an evolution over decades. Yet even as a young man Ku began to determine his purpose in a powerful way : a purpose with far-reaching influence for himself, his family, his community, his people.
Please click on this link for the Reno Gazette Journal’s front page article on Sunday, December 26, 2021 titled: ‘I have a purpose’: Ku Stevens, ‘Remembrance Run” organizer, named RGJ Citizen of the Year: