Numaga Indian Days Pow Wow

Each Labor Day weekend, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC) hosts its nationally acclaimed Numaga Pow Wow. This free, family event features some of the best Native American dancers, singers and drummers in the country. Besides the memorable pow wow entertainment, vendors sell traditional native foods and stunning handcrafted silver work, beadwork, baskets and other American Indian art. Established in the early 1900s and formed as a federally recognized government in 1934 under the Indian Reorganization Act, the RSIC consists of over 1,000 members from three Great Basin Tribes - the Paiute, the Shoshone, and the Washo and provides essential services to over 7,000 Natives. 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. For more information about the Numaga Indian Days Pow Wow, please contact Stacey Montooth at 775.329.2936, ext. 3268 or at smontooth@rsic.org.

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