Owens Valley Career Development Center

Fresno County

Western Mono

We offers a variety of opportunities to learn from pre-school to family based settings.  We encourage learning through cultural experiences such as basket weaving, music, dancing, California history, traditional stories, and songs.  Preserving and Revitalizing Our Native Languages through self-identities for our TANF clients and communities with Culture component and Culture Identity.

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Fresno County

Fresno, Big Sandy & Cold Springs

Language Served:
Western Mono

 Rena Picaso 
Fresno County Coordinator
5070 N. Sixth Street, Suite 110,
Fresno CA 93710
(559)226-2880 ext. 461

Western Mono Language Instructors

 Darlene Oliver 

Darlene Oliver is from the Choinumni and Wuksachi tribes. Darlene is the Mono Language teacher for Fresno County. Darlene’s passion for language comes from contracting, volunteering and helping her dad Don Jack who was also a language contractor for many years.

Teaching Mono language has been very healing for Darlene. She is happy to share with all would like to learn and enjoys connecting and sharing with her students.


October-Tuesday’s @ 4pm
November 1,15,29, 2022
OVCDC Fresno Office

November 8,22, 2022 Virtual

 For more information contact Fresno County at
(559) 226-2880 

Audio Recordings




2574 Diaz Lane
Bishop, California 93514
Phone: 760-873-5107
Fax: 760-873-4107