Tag Archives | Bishop Paiute Tribe

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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Tribal judge issues restraining order against family

(Updated with corrected dismissal) By Deb Murphy Tribal Judge Bill Kockenmeister, at the request of the Bishop Paiute Tribal Council, issued a restraining order against members of the Warlie family, requiring the family remove fencing, livestock and a storage container from two contested allotments and stay off the land. Last Tuesday’s proceedings come after three […]

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Letter to the Editor on land issues

Tribal Family Commencing Re-Occupation of Land Assignment Facebook-SaveNorthPaha Editor: Bishop, CA- Members of Warlie Family announce that we have begun the process of re-establishing our rights of use and occupation of Bishop Paiute Reservation land on North Pa Ha Lane, south of the Paiute Palace Casino. On the evening of Friday November 18, 2016 our […]

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Inyo DA, Bishop Paiute Tribe issue statements on shooting

From Inyo County DA Thomas Hardy: Earlier today, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release regarding an officer-involved shooting in the Bishop area. The case is currently being investigated by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department and, separately, by the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office.  The District Attorney’s Office responsibility in these cases is […]

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Jack Williams Sr.: 1947-2016

Jack Roderick Williams, Sr. walked the star trail on Monday, March 14, 2016 peacefully at his home surrounded by family.  He was 68 years old. Jack was born to John and Velma Williams on November 11, 1947 in Bishop, California.  Jack was the second of eight (8) children.  Jack was an honored member of the […]

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Jean Weisenberg passes away at 92

Loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend Jean Weisenberg passed away on Monday on February 15th 2016. Her passing was peaceful, at home, with family at her bedside. Jean was 92 years old. At the time of her passing, Jean was the eldest member of the Bishop Paiute Tribe. She served the Bishop Tribe well, having […]

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Bishop Paiute Tribe gets big help with housing project

– Press release from Travois The Bishop Paiute Tribe recently made history with Travois, a Kansas City-based consulting firm, when it became the first California tribe to receive an award of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) for an affordable housing project. The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) awarded the tribe, located in Bishop, […]

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A sierrawave.net reader provided  photos of the damage and thefts at the petroglyph site.  This shows an attempt to steal with four sides cut by a saw.

Stolen petroglyphs recovered

UPDATE:  2-1-13  BLM Field Office Manager Bernadette Lovato said that BLM “received anonymous information and we recovered the petroglyphs.” Bureau of Land Management investigators don’t want to say where or how, but they confirmed today that the petroglyph panels stolen from the major rock art site north of Bishop have been recovered and are in […]

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The LA Times story describes the major effort thieves used to steal the ancient art.

Petroglyph story spreads worldwide

The Los Angeles Times, NBC News and even the BBC have reported more details on the vandalism and theft of ancient Paiute Indian petroglyphs from an area in the volcanic tablelands north of Bishop. LA Times reporter Louis Sahagun wrote that at least four petroglyphs were cut out of the rock and stolen and dozens […]

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Improved fingerprint equipment at Bishop PD

News from Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter: “The Bishop Police Department is pleased to announce the completion of a recent upgrade to the Department’s Live-Scan Fingerprint Equipment and Service capabilities.  The project, which began in early 2011, was funded by the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Special Distribution Fund at a cost of approximately $11,000.  […]

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