City of Reno Requests Colony’s Input on Master Plan
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony recently hosted a historic meeting for the City of Reno. As required by law, Reno is updating its master plan, however for the first time, the RSIC was asked to participate and give input. “We want … Continue reading City of Reno Requests Colony’s Input on Master PlanLearn More...
Community cultural celebrates through oral history, tradition, documentation
Nowadays, recycle, reuse, repurpose is a common refrain. However, since time immemorial, American Indians have been living in harmony with their environment, using and re-using only what is needed. The Matron’s Cottage is a prime example of the Reno-Sparks Indian … Continue reading Community cultural celebrates through oral history, tradition, documentationLearn More...
Housing Advisory Board Meeting Set
The next regular meeting for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Housing Advisory Board is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26 at 6 p.m., at the Hungry Valley Community Center. Please click below for the meeting agenda: HAB Mtg Agenda 5.26.15Learn More...
May at the RSIC
“Our world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” – Edwin Way Teale To view a daily list of activities, please click the link below: MAY @ RSICLearn 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 … Continue reading Opportunities Abound With Language and Culture ProgramLearn 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (775) 329-2936, ext. 3268.