Watch Now! – Chairman Melendez’s latest LIVE Update & RSTHC’s 1st Vaccination Injections

12/17/20:  View the Documentation of RSTHC’s 1st Vaccination Injections on December 16, 2020. RSTHC is the 1st Tribal Health Clinic in Nevada to give the vaccinations to Tribal Member Health Care Workers & one Medical Provider. Click Link Below:
12/14/20: Watch Chairman Melendez’s LIVE Update on December 14, 2020. Click Link Below:

December 2020 Newsletter – Click Here to View

Click Here to View: Newsletter December_2020

Started in the early 1980s, The Camp News is the monthly publication for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony community.

The newsletter is produced monthly out of the public relations department and duplicated and distributed by RSIC Administration Front Office.

Send Us Your News
The deadline for all print submissions to be considered for publication in The Camp News is 5 p.m., the second Thursday of every month.

Contact Our Staff
E-mail your submissions to RSIC Public Relations / Community Information Officer Bethany Sam at: or drop off your photos and suggested articles to the receptionist at 34 Reservation Road, Reno, NV 89502.

If you live outside Washoe County and would like to received The Camp News via U.S. Post, please contact us with your mailing address.

If you have a problem with delivery, please call us at 329-2936.

Electronic Edition
For those of you who would prefer to get an electronic version of The Camp News or just read it on-line, please see the PDFs of our publication below.

RSIC Secretarial Election – Unofficial Results. Deadline for Written Challenges is Monday, November 9th.

We want to thank you again for your participation in the secretarial election. See below for  link to view RSIC’s Secretarial Election unofficial results.  Now is your opportunity, as a RSIC registered voter for secretarial election, to submit any written challenges to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western NV Agency.

Click here: RSIC 2020 Secretarial Election_Unofficial Results

The deadline for all written challenges is Monday, November 9, 2020 @ 5pm. The BIA Office will then forward the written challenges and report to the Western Regional Office for the Regional Director’s decision.

Submit written challenges to: 
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Attn: RSIC Secretarial Election
311 East Washington Street
Carson City, NV 89701

If you have any questions, please call Marlys A. Hubbard, BIA Tribal Operations Officer, at 775-887-3500. 


RSIC’s Voting Recommendations in the 2020 Election & Polling Locations

Here are some recommendations for voting in the 2020 Election. The recommendations were compiled from various sources that endorse candidates. Additionally, in staying consistent with the RSIC’s candidate contributions, recommendations are made for incumbents in the legislative and congressional races. Finally, we’ve only listed the races where there are two candidates.

President/Vice President:  Joe Biden; Kamala Harris

Congress, District 2:  Mark Amodei

Assembly, District 24:  Sarah Peters

Assembly, District 32:  Alexis Hansen

Supreme Court, Seat B:  Kristina Pickering

Supreme Court, Seat D:  Ozzie Fumo

Court of Appeals, Department 3:  Bonnie Bulla

District Court, Department 10:  Elliott Sattler

District Court, Family Court, Department 11:  Paige Dollinger

District Court, Family Court, Department 13:  Bridget Robb

University Board of Regents, District 10:  There were very few endorsements from which to make a recommendation on the Board of Regents race. Kevin Melcher is an educator, was appointed to the State Board of Education, and was previously a regent in a different district. Arrascada has never held elective office, but he got the endorsement of the NV Faculty Alliance. Each of them secured an endorsement from one labor organization with Melcher being endorsed by Local 4041 AFSCME.

Ballot Questions:  Yes on all of them.



Our goal is to inspire Washoe County Native Voters to vote and achieve the highest Native voter turnout in Nevada’s history. #NativeVote2020 

*Early Vote, October 17th – October 30th, 9am-7pm Daily.

  1. RSIC Gym: 34 Reservation Road, Reno, NV 89502
    • Same Day Registration (Tribal ID, Driver License, State ID)
    • In-Person Voting & Ballot Drop Off
  1. RSIC Smokeshop #6, 7655 Pyramid Highway, Spanish Springs, NV 89436 
    • Same Day Registration (Tribal ID, Driver License, State ID)
    • Ballot Drop Off Only

*General Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd, 7am-7pm.

  1.   RSIC Gym: 34 Reservation Road, Reno, NV 89502
    • Same Day Registration (Tribal ID, Driver License, State ID)
    • In-Person Voting
  2. Hungry Valley Gym: 9075 Eagle Canyon Drive, Sparks, NV 89441 
    • Same Day Registration (Tribal ID, Driver License, State ID)
    • In-Person Voting

View the 2020 RSIC Secretarial Election Registered Voters List

See below for Registered Voters List or Click Here RSIC Registered Voters List

If you wish to challenge the inclusion, exclusion or omission of a name on the Registered Voters List, you must submit the challenge in writing to the Secretarial Election Board by September 28, 2020 at 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) to:
RSIC Secretarial Election Board
311 East Washington Street,
Carson City, NV 89701
You must include the name of the affected individual(s), the reason why the individual(s) name should be added or removed and supporting documentation.

If you fail to submit your registration form on time, that is not a reason to challenge your omission.  Any challenges will be resolved by the Secretarial Election Board by October 1, 2020 and will be final for the purpose of determining who can vote in the Secretarial Election.

*Eligible Voters are RSIC Tribal Members 18+ by November 2nd. 

Registered Voters List:

The Amendments RSIC Registered Voters will be voting on are: 

Article I – RSIC Territory: 

Article II – Tribal Membership (Enrollment):