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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.
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Bishop Paiute Tribe Community Information & Forms

Tribal Elders

Firewood/Pellet Application

Tribal/BIA Scholarship

Spring 2021-2022 Application 

January 2022 Tribal Newsletter

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COVID-19 Letter

From Chairman Denver 


The Bishop Paiute Tribe Elected Governing Council
Tilford P. Denver - Bishop Paiute Tribe Tribal Chairman



Jeff Romero - Bishop Paiute Tribe Tribal Vice-Chairman



Steven Orihuela - Bishop Paiute Tribe Tribal Council


Allen Summers - Bishop Paiute Tribe Tribal Council Member



Joyce White - Bishop Paiute Tribe Tribal Council Member



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.

Information Technician

Department: Administration

Responsible for maintaining computer systems, troubleshooting internal system errors, maintaining internet connectivity, running diagnostic tests, maintaining service, and repairing computer hardware.

Deadline to apply: Open Until Filled

Grants Reporter Accounting Clerk

Department: Fiscal

This position is responsible for the operations of post-award grant administration and related accounting duties; serves as the appropriate principal contact for grants and contract accounting functions. Under the supervision of the CFO, this is a highly responsible independent accounting position.

Deadline to apply: Open Until Filled

Accounting Technician

Under the supervision of the CFO, performs advanced accounting support, bookkeeping and statistical reporting and recording activities and/or leads the work of these tasks; processes accounts payable and receivable for all Tribal entities as assigned.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled


Under the supervision of the CFO, this is a hands-on position providing support to the fiscal department staff consisting of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general accounting, and grants reporting.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled



Assistant Economic Development Director

Under the direction of the BPDC Director; the Assistant Economic Development Director will be responsible for assisting the BPDC Director in coordinating efforts to enhance and diversify the economic base of the Bishop Paiute Development Corporation and the Bishop Paiute Tribe through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the attraction and development of new businesses.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled