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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

November 10th, 2022 Bishop Tribal Council Regular Meeting Agenda

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Tribal Elder's Wood/Pellet Application (once completed return form to Tribal receptionist in the main office)

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2022-2023 Financial Needs Analysis Form/Tribal-BIA Scholarship

2022-2023 Financial Needs Analysis Form/Tribal-BIA Scholarship

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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.

 

  • Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Human Resources Generalist/Benefits Coordinator 
  • Tribal Police Officer
  • Tribal Police Chief
  • CDD Maintenance Supervisor
  • CC Cultural Outreach Coordinator
  • BIEC Tutor
  • Elders Manager
  • ICWA Specialist
  • Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO)
  • TERO Manager

“BPT has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.  Prospective employees must provide proof of full vaccination at least ten (10) days before employment commences.”

 

Board & Committee Vacancies

 

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

 

 

  • TERO Commission – One Member
  • Food Advisory Board (FAB) – Two Members
  • Tribal Environmental Protection Agency Board – Two Members
  • Miss Bishop Paiute Tribe Committee – Five Members
  • Cultural Advisory Committee – Four Members
  • Tribal Court Committee – Three Members
  • Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) – Two Members
  • Tei-nuumu Takawa-da-Wellness Committee – One Member
  • Constitution Committee – Three Members
  • Land Assignment Committee – Two
  • Elders Committee – One Member
  • Owens Valley Water Commission – One Member

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