Obese, Overweight Youth at Crisis Level in Indian Country
Officials at the Reno Sparks Tribal Health Center are extremely alarmed because almost half of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s children are medically overweight or obese. “This is absolutely a crisis,” said Stacy Briscoe, Diabetes Program Manager at the RSTHC. The … Continue reading Obese, Overweight Youth at Crisis Level in Indian CountryLearn More...
Discovering Washoe Country, Tahoe Great Basin
Submitted by Vance Wilson, THPO Administrative Assistant/Oral Historian On June 6, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Cultural Resource Program/Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) successfully hosted the second event in a series designed to explore traditional homelands of our ancestors. Organized by … Continue reading Discovering Washoe Country, Tahoe Great BasinLearn More...
July at the RSIC
“That beautiful season the Summer! Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; And the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Click below for a print … Continue reading July at the RSICLearn More...
Opportunities Abound With Language and Culture Program
Native languages, regalia making and cultural field trips are just a few of the offering through the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony’s Language & Culture Program. For a complete listing of all the RSIC Language and Culture Program events, see the flyer below or … 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 email@example.com or at (775) 329-2936, ext. 3268.