Reno-Sparks Indian Colony saddened at the passing of Senator Harry Reid

(Las Vegas, NV) Senator Harry Reid speaks to Tribal Leaders at the Native American Presidential Forum 2020. Photo Credit: Bethany Sam

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Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Media Phone: 775-842-2902

Reno, Nevada (December 30, 2021) — The Reno Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC) is saddened at the passing of former Congressional Senate Leader Harry Reid. “Senator Reid was a good friend and very supportive to Tribes with federal legislation, water settlements, the Nevada Tribal Nations Land Act, Tribal representation on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission to name a few. He will be greatly missed; our condolences to his wife Landra and family.” Chairman Arlan Melendez stated.

Senate Leader Harry Reid appointed Chairman Melendez to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2005. Senate Leader Harry Reid empowered a voice for Nevada Tribes during his time in office. We are profoundly grateful for his service to Nevada Tribes and particularly to Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. Chairman Melendez issued an order that the US Flag will be flown at half-staff at all RSIC administration buildings in honor of Senator Harry Reid.

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About the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony formed a federally recognized government in 1936 under the Indian Reorganization Act.  Located in Reno, Nev., the RSIC consists of 1,206 members from three Great Basin Tribes – the Paiute, Shoshone and Washoe Tribes. The RSIC is a vibrant, diverse organization, which balances traditional teachings and rich culture with contemporary business methods. Our mission is to offer opportunities for tribal members to improve their lives and enhance tribal values by making community programs, services, and projects available.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony to Open Two Cannabis Dispensaries with Drive-Thrus

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Reno, Nevada (November 17, 2021) — The Reno Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC) announces the opening of 2 tribal cannabis dispensaries with drive-thrus in South Reno and Verdi, NV. Three Nations Cannabis, owned by RSIC, is expected to open both locations in January 2022.

Three Nations Cannabis will be a full-service dispensary with a drive-thru option at both locations. The dispensaries will have the largest selection of products, best quality, and best pricing. Products to include flower, vapes, edibles, pre-rolls, extract, tincture, plus more.

The South Reno dispensary is easily located off I-580 (Exit 61) at 11570 South Virginia Street; previously the Infiniti Car Dealership; and the Verdi dispensary is conveniently located off I-80 (Exit 2) at 420 Highway 40 West. Both locations are on tribal land. Both locations are near the tribe’s long-established Tribal Smoke Shop businesses.

The South Reno dispensary is approximately a 12,200 square foot facility, making this Three Nations Cannabis location the largest dispensary in Reno. The Verdi dispensary is a 2,700 square foot facility. Both facilities have been through a complete renovation and remodel to accommodate the tribal, state and county requirements for marijuana establishments.

Three Nations Cannabis dispensaries are also the 1st dispensaries in the Reno area to include a drive-thru service. With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting all our lives, the drive-thru service demonstrates an emphasis on safety and provides a positive customer experience. This is how RSIC managed to keep the Tribal Smoke Shops open during the height of COVID-19.

RSIC will follow cannabis regulations in compliance with the Cannabis Agreement between the State of Nevada and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony signed on January 29, 2020.  NRS 223.250 allows the Governor to enter into an agreement with any federally recognized Indian tribe located within the geographical boundaries of Nevada regarding Cannabis.

“Three Nations Cannabis enhances RSIC’s economic diversification strategy that will create well-paying jobs for both tribal members and the general public,” Chairman Arlan Melendez stated. “It will also help RSIC to invest resources into better elder care, education, health services, housing & infrastructure, language & culture, youth services; the opportunities are infinite.”

Three Nations Cannabis looks forward to welcoming new customers and delivering at every end of the cannabis experience spectrum.

For more information please call Bethany Sam, RSIC Public Relations, at 775-329-2936 or email bsam@rsic.org. If interested in job opportunities, email tnabahe@threenationscannabis.com.

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About the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony formed a federally recognized government in 1936 under the Indian Reorganization Act.  Located in Reno, Nev., the RSIC consists of 1,206 members from three Great Basin Tribes – the Paiute, Shoshone and Washoe Tribes. The RSIC is a vibrant, diverse organization, which balances traditional teachings and rich culture with contemporary business methods. Our mission is to offer opportunities for tribal members to improve their lives and enhance tribal values by making community programs, services, and projects available.

Official Results! Tribal Election Winners 2021

Thank you to all who participated and voted in the 2021 Tribal Elections. Out of 842 voters, we had 325 voters cast their votes. Congratulations to Election Winners.

  • Tribal Election Winners:
    • Tribal Council Members
      • Robin Eagle
      • Marlene Yarrow
      • Jerrold “Cecil” Wyatt
      • Randolph “Randy” Melendez

RSIC Election Committee
Phone:  (775) 785-1344 ext. 777
Email: RSICElectionCommittee@rsic.org

RSIC TRIBAL COUNCIL CANDIDATE CAMPAIGN VIDEOS

Due to COVID-19, RSIC Tribal Elections Committee decided to give the option to each RSIC Tribal Council Candidate to present themselves virtually. See below for videos of your RSIC Tribal Council Candidates.

There are (4) Seats Open. Which candidates are you voting for?

GOOD LUCK TO ALL RSIC TRIBAL COUNCIL CANDIDATES!

Bhie-Cie Ledesma
Suzanne Thomas
Anthony “Tony” Abbie
Ruth Sampson-Guerrero
Robin M. Eagle
Francis “Tom” Dressler
Bruce Sanchez Jr.
Catherine Phoenix
Daryl “Doug” Gardipe
Randolph “Randy” Melendez
Diana “Beanie” Sanchez
Felicitas Guevara
Jacqueline Quoetone
Marlene Yarrow
Jerrold “Cecil” Wyatt

RSIC Tribal Election date is this Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 7am-7pm.

Polling Locations:

Reno Multipurpose Room
34 Reservation Road
Reno, NV 89502

Hungry Valley Community Center
9075 Eagle Canyon Drive
Sparks, NV 89441

More information, email rsicelectioncommittee@rsic.org
or call 775-785-1334 ext. 7777

RSIC Application: ARP Emergency General Assistance Program

NOTICE

August 13, 2021

RSIC Enrolled Members,

To assist our Enrolled Tribal Members impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tribal Council has made the decision to assist our members from funds received through the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

As such, ARP Emergency General Assistance funding will be available to support COVID-19 rescue and recovery efforts of our Tribal members as follows:

  • Enrolled RSIC Tribal Members 18 years and older will receive $3800.
  • Enrolled RSIC Tribal Members 17 years and younger will receive $1000.
  • To be eligible, you must be an enrolled member by September 1, 2021.
  • The deadline to apply for ARP Emergency General Assistance funding will be September 17, 2021.

You will be required to complete the ARP Emergency General Assistance Program Coronavirus Relief Fund Application and W9 form before a check can be processed. To further prevent the spread of COVID-19, all checks will be mailed once available. W9 forms will be utilized to ensure appropriate updates to our Finance and Enrollment data systems to capture accurate contact information as necessary.

All applications and W9 forms will be sent to Marlene Yarrow, Tribal Council Secretary or Verna Nuno, Vice-Chairman and Tribal Administrative Assistant at 34 Reservation Rd. Please do not hesitate to contact Marlene Yarrow or Verna Nuno at 775-329-2936 for any questions or further assistance.

-RSIC Tribal Council

*RSIC Tribal Members 17 years & younger must also fill out a W9 form.

Send your application & W9 form to:
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
Attn: Marlene Yarrow or Verna Nuno
34 Reservation Rd.
Reno, NV 89502

For more info, contact Marlene Yarrow, Tribal Council Secretary or Verna Nuno, Tribal Council Vice-Chairman and Tribal Administrative Assistant at 775-329-2936.