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We are The Bishop Paiute Tribe

A Sovereign Tribal Nation governed by an elected council.

The Bishop Paiute Tribe is located at the foot of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in Bishop, CA, and is the fifth largest tribe in California with over 2,000 enrolled members. The tribe provides members with various programs and services and operates a variety of tribal owned entities and enterprises. The tribe is engaged in progressive development and highly values self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and maintains committed to being a strong self-governing sovereign nation.
paiute tibe of bishop in the owens valley

October 12, 2023 Bishop Tribal Council Regular Meeting Agenda

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Bishop Paiute Tribe Community Information & Forms

Tribal Job Opportunities

Dedicated to excellent service! Our Core values are integrity, professionalism, creativity and involvement, and we strive to treat others with respect, fairness, compassion and encouragement.

The Bishop Paiute Tribe is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Submit your application to the Human Resource Department, by the deadline indicated for consideration.

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) $90,511.00-$126,716.00 DOQ
  • Grants Administrator – $68,440.00-$95,816.00 Salary
  • Police Lieutenant – $78,805-$110,187 Salary
  • Deli Manager – $19.57-$27.40 Salary
  • BPDC Executive Assistant- – $51,750-$72,450 Salary
  • Substitute Teachers Aide – $17.73-$23.05 Hourly
  • Substitute Teacher – $28.61-$40.06 Hourly

Boards & Committees

Board & Committee Vacancies

 

Become an active & involved member of the the community by serving on one of the Committees or Boards.

Requirements to serve on Committee/Boards:

Be a Bishop Paiute Tribal Member & Submit a letter of intent to the Tribal Office.

*Members can reside outside of the area

 

  • Cultural Advisory Committee – Five (5) Vacancies
  • Tribal Court  Advisory Committee – One (1) Vacancy
  • Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) – Three (3) Vacancies
  • Tei-nuumu Takawa-da-Wellness Committee – Three (3) Vacancies
  • Pow Wow Committee – Two (2) Vacancies
  • Food Sovereignty Program Advisory Board – Two (2) Vacancies

TRIBAL COUNCIL

The Bishop Paiute Tribe Elected Governing Council
meryl picard - tribal council

MERYL PICARD

TRIBAL CHAIRWOMAN

Jeff Romero - Bishop Paiute Tribe Tribal Vice-Chairman

JEFF ROMERO

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Steven Orihuela - Bishop Paiute Tribe Tribal Council

STEVEN ORIHUELA

TREASURER/SECRETARY
Joyce White - Bishop Paiute Tribe Tribal Council Member

MITCHELL DAVID

COUNCIL MEMBER

Joyce White - Bishop Paiute Tribe Tribal Council Member

JOYCE WHITE

COUNCIL MEMBER