Posted are the names of local, state and government officials, celebrities, U.S. tribes, organizations, and friends & family that have sent season’s greetings to the California Valley Miwok Tribe. The Tribe hereby expresses its gratitude by posting a picture of some of the cards & holiday wishes received. Thank you all for your support and valued friendship… best wishes for the New Year of 2015!

Local, State, and US Government Officials

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama & Family – White House, Washington DC
Kome Ajise, Chief Deputy – California Department of Transportation
Senator Joel Anderson (38th Senate District)
Mrs. Terry R. Bentley, Office of Tribal Government Relations, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Natalie Byrd, Court Clerk at Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Honorable Judge Mary Elizabeth Bullock (Retired)
Senator Dianne Feinstein & Richard C. Blum
Barbara Jenell Hamlett, Retired from U.S. Congress – Congressional Aide 1978-2008 Washington DC
Jerome E. Horton, Chairman – California State Board of Equalization
Inderjit Singh Kallirai, Member Cultural Advisory Council – California State Fair
Luis I. Molina, Mayor at City of Patterson
Pedro R. Reyes, Assembly Appropriations Committee at California State Legislature
Hector D. Burgos Rodriguez, Human Resource Specialist at U.S. Department of State
Scott Votino, Police Lieutenant, City of Stockton

United States American Indian Tribes & First Nations Tribes (Canada)

Barona Band of Mission Indians
Berry Creek Rancheria (Tyme Maidu Tribe)
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Cherokees of Idaho, Chief TW Davis
Cachil Dehe Wintun – Colusa Indian Community Council
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation – Jill Harris, Adolescent Counselor (CDC)
Gila River Indian Community
Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake – Chairwoman Sherry Treppa
Hoopa Valley Tribe
Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians (Jackson Rancheria)
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Chairma Ron Allen
Kizh (Kit’c) Nation Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians
Mechoopda Indian Tribe, Chairman Dennis Ramirez
Metis Nation Region 3 (Canada) – Judy Gentes, Administration Asstant
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida
Narragansett Indian Tribe, Randy Noka, Ambassador & Tribal Councilman
Nashville-Eldorado Miwok Tribe
North Fork Rancheria
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Pechanga Indian Reservation
Pinoleville Pomo Nation
Pueblo of Pojoaque – Richard Frias, Special Counsel
Ramona Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
Resighini Rancheria
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians – Freddie Romero, Cultural Preservation Consultant
Seminole Tribe of Florida – Native Learning Center
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
Susanville Indian Rancheria
The Klamath Tribes
Tule River Tribe – Charmaine McDarment, General Counsel for the Tule River Tribal Council
Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
United Auburn Indian Community
Washoe Tribe – Environmental Protection Dept.
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California – Susan Jamerson, Executive Director
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation


A-1 Lock & Key – Marty Hinshaw, Certified Lockesmith
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
ANLAC – Joe Thrope, President
Ashok Maheshwary & Associates – Tax & Regulatory – Chiranshu Arora, Sr., Article Asst.
ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction
Blue Stone Strategy Group
California Indian Legal Services (CILS), Escondido Office
CILS – Mark A. Vezzola, Directing Attorney
California Indian Culture & Society Center (CICSC) – Joely Proudfit
California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.
California Tribal College
California Tribal TANF Partnership
Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute
Corporation for National and Community Service, Wendy Spencer, CEO
Cox Gaming
Creating Strong Nations (CSN) – DCI America
Crossfire Connection, Inc. – Eric Ramos
EBI Consulting – Stephanie Werner, Tribal Coordinator
Edmund Ciccarello, Navajo Language
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Inc.
Federal Business Development – Joseph G. James, Business Owner
Four Directions – OJ Semans, Executive Director
Gallardo Consulting – Chris Gallardo, Lobbyist-Consultant
Great Valley Center – Benjamin T. Duran, President and CEO
Greater San Jose Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Carlos Figueroa, CEO
Bill Helmich Associates
Hotel Managers Group (HMG Hotels)
HUD’s Southwest Office of Native American’s Program (SWONAP)
Illahee Xing Native Arts – Willie Towner, Owner
InfoVista – Dina Rodrigues
KIVA Institute
Lochen Thin Elk Denton, PLLC – Shane Thin Elk, Partner
LSA Associates, Nichole Jordan
Mark Glen Moore Enterprises, Inc. – Robert G. Moore, Lawyer-Pilot General Counsel
Marten Law, Seattle Office
Nathan Associates Inc.
National Congress of American Indians
National Indian Gaming Association
National Indian Health Board
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
National Museum of the American Indian-Smithsonian Institution (NMAI)
NMAI Smithsonian Institution – Kevin Gover, Director
Native American Fatherhood and Families Association – Albert Pooley & Staff
Native American Rights Fund (NARF) – John Echohawk
Native Nation Events
Native Nation Institute at The University of Arizona
Native Wellness Institute
NDN Productions, Inc. – Harlan McKosato
Northern California Indian Development Council – Andre Cramblit, Operations Director
Northwest Environmental Training Center
Office of Institutional Advancement United Tribes Technical College
Tachi Palace Casino – James Snead, CFO
Thalden-Boyd-Emery Architects
The Leahy Group
Southern California American Indian Elders Society – Steven Esquibel, Speaker
Tribal Financial Advisors, Inc.
Ultimate K-9 – Patrick McDonnell, Owner
United Native Americans, Inc. (UNA) – Quanah Parker Brightman, National President
UNITY – Unite National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.
UNKS Construction, Inc. – Steve Hinders, President
UNKS Construction, Inc. – Fawn Smith, Executive Assistance / Office Manager
Vasquez, Estrada & Conway LLP
Verizon Networkfleet
Rochelle Williams, Eligibility Worker II @ County of San Bernardino


Irene Bedard, (Actor/Producer) Co-Founder of Sleeping Lady Films Waking Giants Productions
Thunderhand Joe & The Medicine Show (Musician Singer, Song Writer)
Tony Lo Bianco (Actor, Director, Producer, Writer) MMA Productions, Inc.

Friends and Family

O. Barlese & Family, Nancy Blue, Mildred Burley, Nalin Camur (Germany), Frank Cavaco, Publisher-Realtor, Mark & Shelda Fink, Leon & Janet Graham, Carol Heath-Tichbourne (Canada), Rose Mose, Shirley Lewis & Ashlynn Stroud, Gary & Betty Lynn, Bruce Massaro, Wayne & Karen Paulk, Colleen Pringle, Jody Rodriguez, Buzz & Debbie Stell, Rex & Doreen Stell, Elizabeth Tremblay, RN-BSN (Boston), Suzanne Wash, Admin. Asst. / Proposal Writer, Linguist.

This post will be updated as the Tribe continues to receive cards through the holiday season.