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39th Annual Duckwater Festival: June 24-26, 2016

39th Annual DW Festival Flyer (web)

Health Fair

The Duckwater Health Department will be holding their Annual Health Fair on September 25th in the gym. For more information please contact the Health Department at 775-863-0222.

Office Closure

All offices will be closed on September 7th in observance of Labor Day as well as September 24th for National Indian Day.

Special Election

On August 8, 2015 the Duckwater Tribe held a Special Election for the purpose of filling the unexpired terms Virginia Sanchez and Ruby Sam. Lorin Watson and Alissa Thompson were voted the successful candidates and will serve the remainder of the terms that expire in December 2015. The Regular Election for those terms is scheduled for December 19, 2015.

On August 31st, the Tribal Council selected Officers. They are now as follows:
Perline Thompson-Chairman
Kathy Adams-Blackeye Vice-Chairman
Alissa Thompson- Secretary
Lorin Watson-Member
Paul Walker-Member

Employment Opportunities

Positions Available (all positions are open until filled):

Court Clerk and Probation Officer
Full Time Police Officer
Medical Assistant

For more information, please contact Kiersten Hooper or Jerry Millett at Duckwater Administration:

Phone: (775) 863-0227
Email for Kiersten Hooper: hr.enroll@duckwatertribe.org

Please download and fill out these documents to apply:
Authorization Release of Information

New Employment Application

NHSC Corps Community Day Web Badge NHSC Corps Community Day Web Badge
Approved Facility


The Tribal Council has set to fill the unexpired seats of Virginia Sanchez and Ruby Sam for Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Both seats expire December 2015.

The 38th Duckwater Annual Festival

The 38th Duckwater Annual Festival is scheduled for June 19th-21, 2015!


Duckwater Festival is generally held on the last weekend in June annually.  The Festival dates back over thirty years and currently encompasses a Pee-Wee Rodeo on Friday afternoon, followed by the Grand Entry and Pow Wow and Hand Game Tournament beginning that evening.  Saturday morning kicks off with a Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Health Department.  The days activities include Horseshoe Tournaments, Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments, Kids and Adults games, Raffle, Handgames and Pow Wow, a Duckwater grown beef barbecue on Saturday afternoon and a live-band dance Saturday night.  Breakfast is available both Saturday and Sunday and camping on site if free.  RV camping is available in our newly created RV spaces; however, there are only 5 spaces available and will be served on first come, first served basis.  Reserve early.

Duckwater is home to several community activities during the year.  With the elementary school come activities such as the Halloween Party and Carnival; Back to School night, Graduation ceremonies each spring and Christmas program.  The Health Department takes responsibility for the annual Veteran’s Day celebration and potluck dinner honoring all veterans in Duckwater and Railroad Valley.  The administration sponsors the annual Christmas Community Dinner.  Various other activities are held annually including spring planting in the community garden, Reservation clean-up by staff and the annual cleaning of the Cemetery prior to Memorial Day.

Duckwater Shoshone Tribal Elections

On December 20, 2014, The Duckwater Shoshone Tribe held their annual election for the purpose of filling the expired term of Annette George. Kathy Adams-Blackeye was voted the successful candidate and will serve a 3 year term December 2014-December 2017.