OVCDC is a tribal consortium and operates under a governing board, The Owens Valley Board of Trustees. The OVBT is made up of seven elected officials of the Owens Valley which consists of five Bishop Paiute Tribe Trustees, one elected trustee representing Big Pine Paiute Tribe and one elected trustee representing Lone Pine Paiute Tribe.
Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
is a federal and state funded program that provides
cash assistance and supportive services to Native American
Families who are in need.
“Tribal TANF will make available the tools necessary to
promote the empowering of Indian families to become
self-sufficient so they can support and nurture themselves,
their children and community.”
Provides Native Language revitalization efforts throughout
Inyo, Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Kings and Mono Counties.
We currently offer language classes in: Owens Valley Paiute,
Pakanapul, Kawaiisu, Kitanemuk, Yowlumni, Wukchumni,
Yaqui and Western Mono. Our Language Program offers a
variety of opportunities to learn from pre-schools to family
based settings. We encourage learning through cultural
experiences such as basket weaving, beadwork, handgames,
and traditional storytelling.
Provides a variety of services to our Native communities
which include adult education for adults seeking educational
or career goals. early childhood education which focusses on
activities that support children along their educational
journey, parenting workshops and family learning activities
which prepare parents to be their child’s teacher and
to strengthen family formation in order to build a
healthy home environment.
* Please be advised that OVCDC’s operations are currently not affected by the Federal government shut-down. *
Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Board of Trustees
Monthly OVBT Meeting
January 22, 2098, 2:00 pm
Lone Pine Tribal Gymnasium
1145 E’Sha Lane, Lone Pine, CA 93545
The Owens Valley Career Development Center (“OVCDC”) is renewing its Tribal Family Assistance Plan in order to continue providing Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families services to eligible American Indian/Alaska Native families in its seven county service area. The Plan outlines proposed services and activities in addition to key program requirements. OVCDC is seeking public comment on the Plan. A copy of the proposed Plan and the Public Comment Form may be downloaded from the link below.