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Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts Department of Veterans Affairs

The Reno Sparks Tribal Health Center in Reno, Nevada, provides services to more than 1,100 tribal members and more than 6,000 urban Indians. Photo by Stacey Montooth / RSIC

The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony of Nevada is hosting the Department of Veterans Affairs for a town hall this week.

The town hall takes place at the tribe's health center in Reno. Participants will be able to speak with officials from the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System and find out more information about home loans, the GI Bill and other services.

“Overall, the goal of this collaboration is to build stronger relations between the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System and our Native community,” Chairman Arlan D. Melendez said on Tuesday. “We are always looking for better ways to serve our Native veterans and their families and this partnership allows our community to review several important programs.”

According to the tribe, 55 of its members are veterans, along with 83 who have passed on. Three of its members are on active military duty.

The town hall takes place from 1-3:30pm on Thursday.

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