Tribal Offices, Tribal Land, Avenida Central, La Grange, Ca.
The California Valley Miwok Tribe held the April USDA Food Distribution on Thursday, April 15th, 2021. It was a sunny and moderate day with a cool breeze making for a very pleasant distribution.
California is quickly on track to have the lowest per capita hospitalized Covid-19 patients across the nation and with the lowering of the age limit for vaccinations and the new season, it looks like the state is on the verge of opening up for all to enjoy this great weather.
The only hardships witnessed at the distribution were participants with the occasional allergy problems, but other than that, all were healthy.
In the coming months, a new truck will be delivering our distribution as the Tule River Food Distribution Department readies it for service purchased under the Covid-19 relief stimulus awarded to federal tribes.
California Valley Miwok was not able to benefit as continuing actions against the tribe perpetuated by the Superintendent of the BIA / CCA are ongoing. On the BIA’s own website, admittingly they post that they have only stopped due to an official order from the court being issued, that was only after being told previously by the court and ignoring the court’s initial request.
The USDA and Tule River and their Food Distribution Department however uphold the highest integrity in fulfilling obligatory standards to service tribes in need of programs such as this, leaving no qualifying Indian family or household behind.
Because of their commitment in these uncertain times where so many are dependent upon the services that they allow us to provide, we would like to thank the United States Department of Agriculture, ( USDA ), The Tule River Tribe and its Food Distribution Department.
Also a special thank you to Food Program Specialists, Ronald Buckman and Naz whose personal commitment is unparalleled.