With a vote scheduled for July 9, 2013, Bishop Paiute Tribal Members will be determining if they want to grant the Tribal Council the go ahead to to build a $120,000,000 Casino Hotel/Resort across 20 acres of tribal land.
The land which it is proposing to build the project on is the land incorporates our family's land assignment. We needed a way to tell people the story of our Tribal land assignment. The first objective was to put a face and story to the land that at first appearance is pasture land. This short video attempts to do that. This is the story of original land assignee Ida Warlie, who secured the land for her decedents only to have it continuously targeted for economic development. Because of our land is in close proximity to a major tourist Hwy (395) it has been under constant threat from various entities trying to take the land for economic development. We believe that since our land is desirable various applications of law, resolutions and policy have been applied to our assignments and family members in order to acquire the land. The application of these standards have not been applied equally among all assignment holders. This is a violation of our Indian Civil Rights which grants EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW.