Owens Valley Career Development Center

Inyo-Mono Counties

Pauite & Northern Pauite

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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Inyo County

Bishop, Big Pine, Lone Pine,
Bridgeport & Benton

Language Served:
Paiute & Northern Paiute

 Jodi Poncho 
Inyo County Coordinator
:
432 Barlow Ln.
Bishop, CA 93514
(760)872-3604 ext. 238

Paiute Language Instructors

 Jamie Meredith 

Teaches Bishop Language
20 years of teaching including contracting Lifelong pursuit,
but more actively in classes since late 1980’s so approximately 37yrs.

PAIUTE LANGUAGE CLASSES TAUGHT
BY JAMIE MEREDITH

Virtual
Tuesday’s @ 6:00pm
Thursday’s @ 12:00pm

 Phillip Kane 

Teaches Nuumu
Been teaching for about 5 years
Been learning for 8 years

PAIUTE LANGUAGE CLASSES TAUGHT
BY PHILLIP KANE

Virtual
Monday’s @ 6:00pm
Friday’s @ 5:00pm

In Person
Lone Pine Community Center
Thursdays @ 5:30pm

 Lavina Banning 

I teach Nuumu
I been teaching for about 12+ years
I been learning for a little over 14 years

PAIUTE LANGUAGE CLASSES TAUGHT
BY LAVINA BANNING

In Person
Bishop Language Building
Tuesday’s @ 5:30pm

 Glenn Nelson Jr 

Teaches Owens Valley Paiute or Eastern Mono.
I’ve been teaching for about 12+ years and I’ve been learning for a little over 14 years.

PAIUTE LANGUAGE CLASSES TAUGHT
BY GLENN NELSON

Virtual
Saturday’s @ 9am

In Person
Bishop Indian Ed. Center
Monday’s @ 5:30pm-Virtual

Bishop Language Building
Thursday’s @ 5:30pm

 Joseph Lent 

Numu, which has been reclassified as Northern Paiute. I teach Numu-dadooanna, which is Northern Paiute language.
I have been learning the language off and on throughout my life for the past 28 years; this includes speaking it
I have been teaching with OVCDC for 3 years but have been teaching throughout my life, from time to time here and there for 24 years.

NORTHERN PAIUTE LANGUAGE CLASSES TAUGHT BY JOSEPH LENT

Virtual
Monday’sClass 3:30 and 5:30 until November 28th
Classes will begin January 2023

 For more information contact Inyo County at
(760) 872-3604 

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OVCDC

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