Nevada Tribes Legislative Day Draws Two Hundred
Carson City, Nev. — Thirty-one representatives, including 19 youth from the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony recently participated in Nevada Tribes Legislative Day.“It was good to see such a strong turnout of Native Americans, but it was great to see so many […]Learn More...
Retired Carpenter, Craftsman Reflects, Celebrates 100th Birthday
Everybody wanted to know. Celebrating his 100th birthday at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Senior Center with about 40 friends, Hilman Tobey’s contemporaries kept asking, “What’s the secret to such a long life?” Though the centenarian, born Jan. 14, 1915 at […]Learn More...
March at the RSIC
“The word ‘March’ comes from the Roman ‘Martius’. This was originally the first month of the Roman calendar and was named after Mars, the god of war. Here at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, March means activity. See the following attachment […]Learn More...
Opportunities Abound With Language and Culture Program
Native languages, regalia making and pow wow dancing are just a few of the offering through the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s Language and Culture Program. Regalia making classes, open to all, are held on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m., with a rotating […]Learn More...
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
Three Tribes, One Nation
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony was established in the early 1900’s and formed a federally recognized government in 1934 under the Indian Reorganization Act. Located in Reno, Nev., the RSIC consists of about 1,100 members from three Great Basin Tribes – the Paiute, the Shoshone and the Washo. The reservation lands consist of the original 28-acre Colony located in central west Reno and another 1,920 acres in Hungry Valley, which is 19 miles north of the Colony and west of Spanish Springs, Nev., nestled in scenic Eagle Canyon.
The RSIC is a vibrant, expanding organization which balances our traditional teachings and rich culture with contemporary business methods and innovative governmental practices. We employ more than 300 people; more than 150 are our own tribal members. Our vision is for a strong community that promotes and encourages individual spiritual, physical and emotional health to foster a long, abundant and prosperous life, which will lead to personal, family and community responsibility and prosperity.
For more information about our community, culture, departments, business opportunities and service, please contact Stacey Montooth, public relations / community information officer at email@example.com or at (775) 329-2936, ext. 3268.