On Friday May 22nd, 2020, the California Valley Miwok Tribe Delivered the May food distribution to tribal, “Food For Tribal Families”, Director, Mildred Burley.
With the resurgence of the USDA deliveries to the tribe, those who are also newly signed up with the USDA program saw their distributions included in the delivery.
It goes without saying that every bastion of government and community has come to the aid of the tribe and its citizens during these uncertain times except for those actually entrusted to serve the tribes needs at the local BIA-CCA located in Sacramento California.
This month also saw supplies being sent to the tribe addressing safety concerns and social distancing protocols by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, ( FEMA ). The partnership has allowed the tribe this month to start forwarding COVID-19 protective equipment on to program director Mildred Burley to address safety concerns for all its tribal citizens.
The tribe is very appreciative, being the Local BIA’s interference into tribal matters blocked all stimulus support enacted by congress for all federally recognized tribes leaving our people abandoned and left to their own fates.
Regardless, the tribe grows resiliently stronger every day working with other federal departments, corporations and supporters within it’s own community growing less dependent on the archaically ran local Bureau of Indian Affairs-Central California Agency.
In thanking all these good people this month, we would like to thank all tribal volunteers, FEMA, the USDA, Walmart Stores Inc, Food for less Inc, Morada and its surrounding community and a special thanks to tribal elder and program director Mildred Burley.