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...
Head Start Partnership Brings Education, Fun to Colony
Walk Your Child to School and Physical Fitness Day was so successful, the RSIC Head Start is considering making it an annual event. “We have invited the Orvis School of Nursing students back any time,” said Bhie-Cie Ledesma, the health, […]Learn More...
Carrying our Ancestral Weaving Tradition into the Future
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Cultural Resource Program/THPO will present Carrying our Ancestral Weaving Tradition into the Future on Saturday, Nov., 8 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Reno gym. Because November is Native American Heritage Month the THPO […]Learn More...
October at the RSIC
Besides being a spooky time of the year with much milder weather, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, plus the state of Nevada turns 150-years-old. To see specifics on what is happening everyday of October, please […]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.