On Saturday, April 24th, 2021, the California Valley Miwok Tribe delivered this month’s distributions to Mildred Burley, the Program’s Director. This program was undertaken some years back to help further assist tribal citizens and their families due to hardships inflicted upon them by continual interference into tribal programs and governance by the local BIA / CCA.
As told in last month’s update, current interference was only ceased when the local agency superintendent had to be corrected by direct order of the court.
This month was another advantageous event for the health and well being of the tribe’s citizens as even more meats and canned / dry goods were donated by both Walmart Store’s Inc. and Food For Less Stores Inc.
The tribe’s health concerns also were addressed with even more supplies delivered to the tribal offices by both The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, ( Cal OES ) and The Federal Emergency Management Agency, ( FEMA ).
All of this along with the loosening of regulations regarding, The United States Department of Agriculture, ( USDA ) program enrollment which increased the number of tribal citizens eligible for enrollment, made this for a very good month indeed in addressing tribal citizen needs by their duly elected government.
We would like to thank the United States Department of Agriculture, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Walmart Stores Inc., Food For Less Stores Inc., and the community of Morada.
A very special appreciation for our Program Director, Mildred Burley, who turns 84 year’s young tomorrow and through heart, spirit, commitment to her fellow tribal citizens and strength of will, continues to serve and protect her tribe, long past the time the local BIA / CCA ceased to care.
” Mildred “ All of us at the tribe wish you a very happy birthday!