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Bishop Paiute Tribe Awarded Three New Grants

  The Bishop Paiute Tribe (Tribe) is pleased to announce that the Tribe has been awarded two Department of Justice (DOJ) Consolidated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) grants and a Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside grant. The DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance, Tribal Justice Systems award of $889,178 will provide funds for the Bishop Paiute Tribal Court […]

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Homeowners Ask “Whose Land Is it?”- Inyo-MonoTitle Company Knows

First, homeowners in the Fairview area of West Bishop had to endure a fire that destroyed their homes. Then, some were told the land those homes sat on never legally belonged to them. This story seems to have a much better ending. The premise: the sale of tribal lands by Esther Watterson roughly 70 years […]

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Mountain Lion Carcass Discovery On Bishop Reservation August 1, 2022

Late last week, the Bishop Tribal Council formally requested the assistance from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in helping to remedy the recent mountain lion sightings on the Bishop Paiute Reservation. Because CDFW is a State agency and the Tribe is on Federal land, a formal request was required to authorize CDFW […]

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Drive-Thru Car Seat Clinic Being Held Tuesday June 28, 2022

On Tuesday, June 28th from 10am to 1 pm Bishop Indian Head Start, California Highway Patrol and Indian Health Services will be hosting a Drive-Thru Car Seat Clinic. The Clinic will be held at the Bishop Indian Head Start parking lot, 405 North Barlow Lane. This is a free service to families to get their […]

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State Commission Offers Overwhelming Support to Acknowledge Indigenous History at Owens Lake

In a unanimous vote, the nine members of the California State Historical Resources Commission affirmed support for nominating Patsiata Tübiji Nüümü-na Awaedu Ananisudüheina (Patsiata Historic District) to the National Register of Historic Places. “Patsiata” is the Indigenous name for Owens Lake, and the nomination has been prepared by the Patsiata Tribal Oversight Committee (PTOC). At […]

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INYO COUNTY TRIBES, RESIDENTS, AND LEADERS WELCOME THE NEWS OF AN INDEFINITE SUSPENSION OF DRILLING ACTIVITIES AT CONGLOMERATE MESA

BISHOP, CA — Yesterday K2 Gold, a Canadian mining company, announced that it is indefinitely suspending its controversial gold drilling project on Conglomerate Mesa, public lands located on the doorstep of Death Valley National Park. Tribes and other local groups are celebrating the news given the project posed a serious threat to Conglomerate Mesa’s ecological, […]

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Bishop Paiute Tribe To Close Offices To Public Effective January 10th, 2022

  Due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, and to help slow the spread of COVID, the Bishop Tribal Council has made the decision to, temporarily, close our offices to the public, effective Monday, January 10th, 2022. If you have business at the Tribal office, you will need to schedule an appointment […]

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