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OWENS VALLEY INDIAN WATER COMMISSION 2018-10-10T22:49:35+00:00

OVIWC MISSION

To work together closely and cooperatively with Payahuunadü Tribes to advance self- sufficiency and sovereignty, protect and promote culture and traditions, increase sustainability, preserve and restore land and habitat, improve water quality and increase water supply, improve environmental and human health conditions in the Owens Valley and Eastern Sierra, and to assist Tribes with securing water rights settlements that include land acquisition.

PROMOTING & PROTECTING
OUR WATER, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT

The Owens Valley Indian Water Commission’s three- (3) member Tribes are the Bishop, Big Pine and Lone Pine Tribes. The board of the Tribal consortium consists of six (6) members, two (2) from each member Tribe. All board members have extensive experience in Tribal governmental operations, and have served on their respective governing bodies. Half of the Commission’s Board of Directors are elected Tribal Council members/officers. There is one voting member of each tribe and one alternate, and the board holds regular bi-monthly meetings. Commission staff meets with member Tribe’s environmental staff to collaborate, provide reports, receive project input, and to plan for future projects.

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Indigenous People’s Day – Los Angeles 2018

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  • commission meetings

ANNUAL MEETING

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  • Tracing tribal lands and waters through time: a journey through local history and shifting federal policy

TRACING TRIBAL LANDS AND WATER THROUGH TIME

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  • paya - the water story of the paiute

PAYA THE MOVIE

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