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Wanaaha Casino Open with Covid-19 Safety In Place

The WANAAHA Casino located in Bishop California is owned and operated by the Bishop Paiute Tribe under the authority of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and the State of California through a mutual Compact agreement. Although the State of California has put a stay-at-home order for the region stopping all non-essential services, the Bishop Paiute […]

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Bishop Paiute Tribe Pumping Water at Reduced Capacity | Pump Failure & High-demand

Press Release from Bishop Paiute Tribe Pumping Water at Reduced Capacity. Pump Failures Prompt Mandatory Restrictions July 28th, 2020 – Inyo County – The Bishop Paiute Tribe is experiencing low water pressure reservation wide due to the high demand of water usage and minimal storage and pumping capacity. The Bishop Paiute Reservation has six drinking […]

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Bishop Paiute Tribal Council Sign Unprecedented Agreement with California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Sierra Wave Media received this authenticated announcement from the Bishop Paiute Tribe. The Bishop Paiute Tribal Council signed a historic Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). This MOA reflects the understanding that the Bishop Paiute Tribe and CDFW exercise their own unique authorities to protect wildlife resources. CDFW recognized […]

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Donna F. Vasquez: 1944-2019

Donna F. Vasquez Aug 9, 1944- June 17, 2019 Donna F. Vasquez, 74, passed away surrounded by family on June 17, 2019 at Northern Inyo Hospital.  She lived with her family in Bishop, California, for 43 years. She was the matriarch of her family, an environmental and community activist, a tribal leader and the most […]

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‘Solar Futures’ – GRID Alternatives to recognize local tribal youth

Press release GRID Alternatives and Bishop Paiute Tribe Celebrate Youth Solar Job Training Through Solar Futures Program  Recognition ceremony for Tribal youth who learned photovoltaic (PV) basics and installed solar systems for local families is on Thursday, June 28, at 12:00 pm in Bishop Location: 298 N Winuba Lane Bishop, CA  93514 City of Bishop, […]

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Bishop Paiute tribal land dispute back in court

By Deb Murphy The Napoles family and interested tribal members gathered at the Bishop Paiute Tribe administration building Tuesday to hear a skyped Tribal Court session addressing a land assignment issue that has dragged on for more than 15 years. The Tribe contends two parcels initially assigned to Ida Warlie are needed for expansion of […]

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Charges dismissed; Tribal land dispute continues

Press release from Rick Napoles Bishop, CA- For the second time, Bishop Paiute Tribal Court Judge Bill Kockenmeister dismissed trespass citations brought by the Bishop Paiute Tribal Council against tribal members of the Warlie, Williams and Napoles families. This is the latest development in a multi-year land dispute between Warlie family descendants who have enjoyed […]

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Bishop tribal members file petition in federal court

Press release Bishop, CA- On December 27, 2016, tribal members of the Napoles and Williams families filed a Petition for Habeas Corpus in the U.S. District Court Eastern District, Fresno Division against Bishop Paiute Tribal Council and Tribal Court Judge Bill Kockenmeister. The Petition cites unlawful convictions and the detaining of the family (Petitioners) for […]

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Warlie family paper trail

By Deb Murphy The descendants of Ida Warlie have spent more than 16 years pulling together the paper trail that appears, to a layman’s eye, to lead to the family’s rights to two disputed lots identified by the Bishop Paiute Tribal Council as necessary for economic development. That trail includes two opinions by the Intertribal Court of […]

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