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 Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, received a re-affirmation by Under-Secretary Larry EchoHawk, of an earlier decision that was given on December 22nd, 2010. The new decision re-affirms the sovereign rights of the Tribe, the individuals whom are recognized as its members and the resolution form of government under which the Tribe is organized.

The re-affirmation is considered final agency action and shall not be re-visited. The re-affirmation deals with specific subject matter and the rendering of this decision is based upon well-established fundamental Indian law with many previous Indian law cases cited in support of its final implementation. We at the Tribe have only now decided to post the re-affirmation and the previous decision, due to the many requests from tribal supporters, to more easily source the decision and to dispel the rumors being spread by the few whom are currently trying to mis-characterize its full meaning.

Note: Initial briefs filed in support of the final agency actions by both the DOJ and CVMT asking for a complete dismissal¬†with prejudice of opposing parties’ assertions shall accompany above affirmations, until future filings become available.