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Norm Wilder, Chairperson

New Tribal Officers elected at Fort Independence

Press release On January 6, 2016, a set of candidates campaigning on a platform of open communication and government transparency was voted into office at the Fort Independence Paiute Tribe. Longtime Owens Valley community member and former Tribal Vice Chairperson Norm Wilder was elected Chairperson, tribal member and medical professional Karma Henry was elected Vice-Chairperson […]

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Sean Scruggs book

New book by Fort Independence Tribal member

– Press release Author and local Fort Independence Paiute member Sean Scruggs will visit the Fort Independence Travel Plaza this Wednesday August 7th from 11 am to 1 pm, to attend a signing of his new book Zombie Salvation. Sean grew up in the Owens Valley where he connected with his Native American heritage and […]

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More on Climate Change

Part III– How does Climate Change Affect Daily Life? Provided by the Fort Independence Environmental Climate Change Working Group Chair: Dennis Mattinson Food Food prices are rising as climate change makes it trickier to maintain the specific conditions crops need to thrive. As the climate warms, the air holds more moisture and rainstorms become more […]

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Governor okays gaming pact with Fort Independence

According to the State of California website, Governor Jerry Brown has signed an agreement that authorizes a Class III gambling casino that allows for up to 800 slot machines at Fort Independence Indian Reservation. The 93-page agreement gives permission for 800 gaming devices, percentage card games and games under the State Lottery. The agreement specifically […]

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Five go to hospital from Ft. Independence wreck

At Fort Independence Wednesday morning, a parked vehicle blocked the view of two motorists who collided, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said that 22-year-old Emerald Mason drove out of a driveway and tried to turn north on Willow Lane in Fort Independence. Another car, driven by 51-year-old William Ratchford was traveling northbound […]

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pow wow parade

Fort Independence Pow Wow set for September

Press release: The Fort Independence Paiute Tribe is very excited to announce they will be presenting their first Native American POW WOW in almost 30 years this coming September. POW WOW committee member and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Priscilla Naylor states “Pow Wow is a wonderful way to present our cultural heritage to our own […]

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