The California Valley Miwok Tribe (located at 10601 N. Escondido PL, Stockton, CA, as listed in the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ BIA/DOI Spring 2011 Tribal Leaders Directory), a federally recognized tribe eligible to receive and distribute services from the federal government – on Monday, November 21st, 2011, received confirmation by email (including photos) that the culmination of years of effort to design, produce and deliver an official flag to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), located in Washington, D.C., to be displayed alongside other flags in representation of federally recognized tribes – had finally been achieved.
The Tribe appreciates that NMAI Director, Mr. Kevin Gover, was patient with the Tribe in providing the flag that he had requested years prior and is grateful that he and his staff have placed the flag in such a position of prominence to be displayed, as it has been a long journey for the Tribe in realizing this endeavor – from the Tribe’s first-ever organized and recognized tribal government (which was formed in 1998), to the recognized tribal government submitting its resolution to officially change its name in 2001, to creating a tribal flag from the universally-recognized Official Seal of the California Valley Miwok Tribe, that is now proudly being displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; located at 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington D.C., 20560. For supporting documents and photos to this story, please refer to the upper-left corner of this article.
please visit their website at http://www.nmai.si.edu/
2. R-1-5-07-2001: Official resolution by tribal gov’t that changed name to CVMT
3. Communication by Sharon Blackwell of Tribal Gov’t Services, accepting resolution for name change to CVMT
4. BIA/DOI Spring 2011 Tribal leaders Directory showing Chairperson Silvia Burley and tribal address in listing