The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC) Enrollment Office oversees an established enrollment process by maintaining accurate records of the 1,303 members of the Colony. This office strives to ensure that RSIC members are given quality and efficient services.
It is the responsibility of each tribal member to notify the Enrollment Office of any changes of address or name or to inform the Enrollment Office of changes related to adoptions, marriages, divorces, or child custody.
The following are the criteria on which enrollment is based in accordance with the RSIC Constitution and Bylaws, Article II, Section 1, 1(a), and 1(b).
The membership of the Colony shall consist of all persons of Indian blood who have, as of the date of the approval of this constitution and bylaws, resided on Colony land as a permittee or an assignee for at least one year immediately prior thereto, their Indian spouses, and their children. After the effective date of this revised constitution and bylaws, any person not in the above category shall become a member if he shall:
Possess at least ¼ degree Indian blood of the Washoe, Paiute, or Shoshone Tribe and has resided on Colony land as a permittee or an assignee for a period of one year.
Children of a person who qualifies from membership under Section (a) and who have at least one-fourth ¼ degree Indian blood of the Washoe, Paiute, or Shoshone Indian Tribe or a combination thereof and have lineal descendancy.