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    Chairman Arlan D. Melendez was named the 2013 American Indian Community Leader of the Year. Learn More...

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    Our community promotes and encourages individual spiritual, physical and emotional health. Learn More...

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    A major identifying feature of the Colony, Native art decorates the pedestrian bridge. (Mark Vollmer photo) Learn More...

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    Each Labor Day, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts the Numaga Indian Days Powwow. Learn More...

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    Founded in 2006, the Eagle Wing Dancers strive to keep traditional Great Basin songs and dances alive. Learn More...

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  • RSIC Breaks Ground on Transitional Housing Project

    To celebrate the ground breaking of the Northern Nevada Transitional Housing (NNTH) facility, Janice Gardipe, a tribal elder from the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, sang a song of a sparrow spreading its wings and leaving its nest. Gardipe said that her […]

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  • Great Basin Native Artists Exhibit Work Regionally

    The Great Basin Native Artists is a group of artists that meet monthly in and around the Reno, Nev., and California. Plus, the group has designed a website resource directory for all working Native American artists residing in/or originally from the […]

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What's Happening

  • January at the RSIC

    For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding” For all the activities and events at the Reno-Sparks Indian […]

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  • 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. Beginner level Paiute, Shoshone and Washo language classes, open to everyone, include an interactive classroom setting with songs, […]

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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 smontooth@rsic.org or at (775) 329-2936, ext. 3268.

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