Paiute and Shoshone Tribes, Fort McDermitt, Nevada

Painting in McDermitt, Nevada. Sign in McDermitt, Nevada.SSP has been invited again to work at the Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Reservation, where we have served a number of summers during the past 10 years. McDermitt is a small, rural and economically depressed community with virtually no economic base where there continues to be a great need for housing repair assistance. Less than 300 people live in this community.

The Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone reservation is located on Highway 95 five miles
south of the small town of McDermitt Nevada, which straddles the Nevada-Oregon border.


Accommodations Volunteers will be housed at the McDermitt Combined School which has a large gym and bathrooms. Culture night in McDermitt, Nevada.Youth eating dinner

Type of Work
We anticipate a variety of porch, stair, and wheelchair ramp projects as well as painting and repairing roofs.  Work team in McDermittJunior high youth installing a handrail

Climate
Expect highs in the 90's. The elevation in McDermitt is 4,300 feet.

Directions To get to McDermitt, consult Google maps or a similar mapping service to find the best route for your group.

The McDermitt Combined School is located off of Highway 95; from the highway take Stateline Road east and the school will be one block on the right.


Learn More
Download the Fort McDermitt study guide.

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McDermitt 2012 Photos