Chairperson Silvia Burley of the California Valley Miwok Tribe, with Governor Brown's Senior Advisor, Jacob Applesmith. The Tribe appreciates the open-door policy the Governor has with federally recognized tribes to bring their concerns to his attention.

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 6th, 2011, met at the state capitol with Senior Advisor to the Governor, Jacob Applesmith. The Tribe appreciates that this administration has completely reversed the way that the previous administration treated this tribe and the indigenous peoples of this state and gave audience to the Tribe for it to make the Governor aware of activities that are of a continual cause of concern for the Tribe.

CVMT also looks forward to the pending special appointment by the Governor, of an Indian liaison that will work directly with the federally recognized tribes of this state and appreciate Governor Brown and his staff for the sensitivity that they have shown towards California’s culturally diverse indigenous peoples.