CVMT Takes Action to Defend Re-Affirmed Sovereignty

Appellant's Reply Brief - Rosette LLP Memorandum - Complaints Against Robert Uram, Matthew McConnell and Thomas Wolfrum - CVMT Motion to Intervene Granted - California Valley Miwok Tribal Leadership Dispute Resolved - Opponents to CVMT Forced to Pay Sanctions to the Tribe - Defenses by DOJ and CVMT in Support of Re-affirmations - CVMT Gets Favorable Re-affirmation from Bureau of Indian Affairs - sovereignty - Press Release - Census Bureau

The California Valley Miwok Tribe (located at 10601 N. Escondido PL, Stockton, CA, as listed in the Federal Register of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, BIA/DOI), a federally recognized tribe eligible to receive and distribute contracted services from the federal government – on Thursday, February 24, 2011 initiated the latest in multiple actions being taken to defend and uphold the December 22nd, 2010 final agency action taken by Under-Secretary Larry EchoHawk BIA/DOI, reaffirming the only previously known tribal membership, and form of government ever to have existed or contracted with the United States government for the California Valley Miwok Tribe.

The Under-Secretary’s decision was based on fundamental Indian law, some of which has already long ago been the subject of rulings in the U.S. Supreme Court, but there are some whom find established Indian law a playground and litigate unscrupuously to try to inflict harm and distress on Indian peoples. This tribe shall tolerate these type of acts no more. Below in pdf form are legal actions just enacted in defense of tribal sovereignty, Federal Indian Law, and the United States Federal government’s right to expect that their decisions be upheld when adhering strictly to those guidelines and principles.

Please use these links to view and/or download the following pdf files (with descriptions):

1. Correspondence from Rosette & Associates to Angela Caesar, Clerk of Court, United States District Court, District of Columbia
2. Open letter from duly elected and recognized tribal officials
3. Resolution of official name change and the originators of that name, whom others have tried to fraudulently claim as their own and subsequent United States correspondence
4. BAR complaints filed in the District of Columbia against Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP attorneys M. Roy Goldberg, Christopher M. Loveland and Robert J. Uram
5. BAR complaint filed in California against Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP attorney Robert J. Uram
6. The Under-Secretary of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior’s final agency action (a determination re-affirming the membership and sovereignty of a tribe that never ceased to exist). Following the guidelines of established federal Indian law Note: This attachment has accompanied all established BAR complaints.
7. Previous case no. 09-cv-01900, heard in federal District Court, whereas the court ruled in the Tribe’s favor and dismissed the opposing party (which Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP now represent), with prejudice
8. Sanctions ordered by the federal District Court against attorney for the frivolous wasting of the court’s time in representation of the very individual)s) that Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP represent in likewise fashion today