Reno-Sparks Indian Colony participates in Artown

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC) participated in Artown Saturday for the first time ever.

They held an exhibition with a Western Shoshone Navajo Mouth Stick Painter and a live Native American Drum and Dance show. They included booths to sell items and share their culture with event-goers. More than 200 people attended.

"As indigenous people from the Reno-Sparks area, from the Truckee Meadows, we already have that indigenous culture within us. We have arts, music, theater, dance..." RISC Cultural Resource Manager Michon Eben said.

Though this is their first year being involved, continued participation in Artown is important for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. They hope to expand their involvement in the coming years.