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    Chairman Arlan D. Melendez was named the 2013 American Indian Community Leader of the Year. Learn More...

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    The “Leading the Three Nations into Our Future” mural increases cultural awareness. Learn More...

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    A major identifying feature of the Colony, Native art decorates the pedestrian bridge. (Mark Vollmer photo) Learn More...

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    Each Labor Day, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts the Numaga Indian Days Powwow. Learn More...

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    The Truckee has a history that reflects the cultural traditions valued by Native Americans. Learn More...

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    Founded in 2006, the Eagle Wing Dancers strive to keep traditional Great Basin songs and dances alive. Learn More...


  • Tribal Member Returns to Serve Community

    The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony recently hired a new adult probation officer, Jim Wasson. An RSIC member of both Paiute and Washo descent, Wasson joins the RSIC Court Services Probation Division supervising adults to ensure observance of mandatory terms and conditions […]

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  • Application for Exemption From Affordable Care Act

    American Indians and Alaskan Natives who are eligible for services from the Indian Health Services, Tribal Health Programs, or Urban Indian Programs, are exempt from the “Individual Mandate” clause within the Affordable Care Act. This means that you are not […]

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What's Happening

  • Community Easter Celebration

    Get ready for the RSIC Community Easter Celebration. This Saturday at the Hungry Valley Gym, breakfast will be served from 9-10 a.m., and an egg hunt is scheduled for noon.  For more information, please call the Colony’s Recreation Department at […]

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  • Early Closure

    This week on Good Friday, April 18, several Reno-Sparks Indian Colony offices will close at noon.  For a complete listing, please call 329-2936.

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  • New Nike Footware on Sale

    The summer catalogs for Nike and N7 merchandize is now available.  Please call the RSTCH’s Rocky  Batastini at (775) 329-5162, ext. 1942, to place your order.    

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  • Circle of Parents Support Group

    On April 21 the next Circle of Parents Support Group meeting will be held at the Reno Sparks Tribal Health Center at 5 p.m.

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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 Washoe.  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 smontooth@rsic.org or at (775) 329-2936, ext. 3268.

Keeping Our History Alive


Moving Forward in Our Community

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Embracing Our Land


Learning From Our Elders

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