This picture was taken just after the meeting, outside the tribal offices of the Shingle Springs Rancheria, in which the Tribe felt a new friendship had been formed. From left: Chairperson Silvia Burley, California Valley Miwok Tribe and Chairman Nick H. Fonseca, Shingle Springs Rancheria.

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 Thursday, October 13th, 2011, met at the tribal office of Chairman Nick H. Fonseca, of the Shingle Springs Rancheria.

This was the first such meeting between the chairpeople of both tribes to address issues that included concerns over membership services, current events and the mutual protection of both tribes’ sovereignty; among other issues. Officials of the Shingle Springs Rancheria were very cordial and gracious hosts, whom made the Tribe feel very welcome during the afternoon of the meeting and CVMT representatives felt a connection and understanding was formed because of the like-mindedness of both tribes’ elected leaders.

The California Valley Miwok would like to thank the Shingle Springs Rancheria and their Chairman, Nick H. Fonseca, for clearing time in their busy schedule to make this initial meeting possible.

Shingle Springs Rancheria website : https://www.shinglespringsrancheria.com/