Hundreds Celebrate National Native Heritage Month
Since the first day of November, hundreds of people from the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony and other nearby communities have showcased their pride, shared their knowledge and most importantly, reflected on the sacrifice of our ancestors while celebrating the promises of […]Learn More...
Lt. Phoenix Commissioned as U.S. Field Artillery Officer
Family is complicated and Native families can be really complicated. However, dealing with complex relationships has never stopped Kaylea Phoenix. In fact, familial ties have brought Phoenix the proudest moments of her young life—thus far. On Sept. 5, Phoenix, a […]Learn More...
November…Native American Heritage Month at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
If you are interested in traditional Native arts—beading, basket making, or if you would like to see the world’s greatest basketball dunker—the Choctaw Nation’s Kenny Dobbs, or if you prefer poetry, you will find it during Native American Heritage Month […]Learn More...
Opportunities Abound With Language and Culture Program
Three 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 […]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.