Southern Paiute Veterans Association (Home Base: "Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation" Nevada) was established in the year 1990, with the help and support of the Moapa Band of Pauites members and the Moapa Tribal Council.
At that time it started off with a small ceremony. With Veterans of the Moapa Band wanting to recognize the Moapa Veterans on Memorial and Veterans Day.
Then the Moapa Veterans Pow Wow was started, each year in the month of November, and since it's inception has grown to become bigger and better each year.
The Southern Paiute Veterans Pow Wow now includes all nine Paiute Bands Veterans from Southern Nevada, Southern Utah, and Northern Arizona, to be honored.
During the year 2009 The Moapa Band of Paiutes have okayed a park in honor of The Southern Paiute Veterans, and during the course of that year many people contributed to the creation of that park and now bears the name "Southern Paiute Veterans Memorial Park," in honor of Veterans.
All of us, that are a part of The Southern Paiute Veterans Association, gratefully acknowledge and give our sincere thanks for, and to, The Moapa Band of Paiutes for their generous and thoughtful help.
November, 2009 was the inaugural year for the Southern Paiute Veterans Pow Wow to be held on the new grounds of The Southern Paiute Veterans Memorial Park.
The Southern Paiute Veterans Association (SOPVA.COM) has participated in many parades and many inaugural ceremonies, such as the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall, and numerous dedications, including the ground breaking for the Veterans Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada and for many well publicized and special events in Utah, Nevada and Arizona.
SOPVA has formed a Veterans Color Guard, and when asked, SOPVA does Grand Entry for Pow Wows at various towns, citys, and locations in a tri-state area.
SOPVA has posted the colors at many conferences and national conventions here in Las Vegas and at many functions at local casinos and hotels on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
SOPVA recently participated in the 64th Annual IRA HAYES flag raising in Sacaton, Arizona, which included a parade and Pow Wow. Many Veterans of all branches of the Armed Forces participated.
Throughout the course of many years since the inception of SOPVA, the organization, and it's members, has garnered many awards and acclamations for their participation in helping to officiate, at city, county, and state events, and has been awarded many certificates of accommodation from Nevada's senators, statesmen, and politicians.