Member Update: Sharon H. Wasson

It saddens us to report that Sharon H. Wasson passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2011. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 11:00am at 1700 Sunkist in Susanville, CA. 96130.  Potluck style luncheon. Please bring a side dish. Graveside services to be held in Schurtz, Nevada at 11:00am on September 4, 2011.

For more information contact:
Thomas R. Wasson 530-310-5034

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  On Monday, September 12, 2011, the United States
District Court of Nevada in Case No. 3:11-cv-00622-RCJ-VPC entered an Order
of Preliminary Injunction extending a Temporary Restraining Order that
resulted in the recognition of Thomas R. Wasson as the Chairman of the
Winnemucca Indian Colony.  The Court further directed the BIA to recognize
Misty Morning Dawn Rojo, Katherine Hasbrouck, Eric Magiera and Judy Rojo as
Council of the Winnemucca Indian Colony (WIC).

This Council has gone through numerous court actions since Glenn Wasson was
brutally murdered in February 2000, at the Community Administration Building
located on West South Street, Winnemucca, Nevada.  This murder has not been
resolved and the BIA has failed to recognize a government of the Winnemuuca
Indian Colony since December 2000.

Since 2000, the Smoke Shop, Community Administration Building and the
community on the 20 acres of WIC has been occupied by an unauthorized group
known as the “Bills and Ayers” group.  William R. Bills is not Native
American.  When these facts were told in Court, the United States Attorney
representing the Bureau of Indian Affairs had no response, thus the Court
entered its Order which will be in force until a trial on the merits.

Chairman Thomas Wasson stated, “The BIA has failed in its trust
responsibility to us as a federally recognized Tribe.  We believe that the
District Court has corrected the injustice that the Colony has suffered for
the last decade.  We look forward to working with the members and residents
of the Colony to create a safe, secure and lawful home for the Winnemucca
Indian Colony.”

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Defendants Notice of Compliance with Court Order
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Response to Motion
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The new name of the smokeshop is Smokin' Water Canyon. It is under construction and in the process of becoming a workable smokeshop!  This project has been in the works for many years. We are very excited that our smokeshop plans are finally happening!

Please check the website regularly for further updates about the smokeshop!
The Winnemucca Indian Colony is continually working to better serve the tribe, its members, and general consumers. We are happy to announce our new website. Please contact us with your comments and questions through our Contact form on the Contact page.