On Monday, November 9th, 2009, the California Valley Miwok Tribe (located at 10601 Escondido Place, Stockton, CA, 95212) concluded another monthly installment of its USDA-sponsored food distribution service to program participants.
The Tribe was grateful to welcome the offered services of individuals of distinction whom volunteered their time for the benefit of the program – members of the National American Indian Veterans Organization of San Joaquin County. Lodge Commander Richard “Windfeathers” Muniz was accompanied by Native American Indian Veterans Mike Trujillo, Charlie Flores, Ceceil Salas and Ceceil’s grandson, Andrew Salas. These individuals not only served their country in its time of need, but continue to serve in their local communities. The Tribe was honored that they gave their time to assist the food program and happy that they were on hand to distribute cases of water that they themselves donated to the participants.
As always, these monthly distributions also give participants in the program a chance to network together on many other issues. There is much happening for the California Valley Miwok Tribe and in the local Native American community and we all thank the members of the National American Indian Veterans Organization of San Joaquin County for their involvement and support. We also would like to thank the USDA and the Tule River distribution staff for making this monthly event possible.