Tribal Offices, Tribal Land, Avenida Central, La Grange, Ca.
The December USDA Food Distribution was held on Monday, December 12th, 2022. A much needed previous storm had just cleared and the weather was great with clear skies.
An abundance of food was delivered by the program, as this is the most festive of all months with relatives coming from afar and large family get together. Among others items more specific to this time of year, this distribution also included items such as stuffing, pie mixes and cranberry sauce.
Although no Turkey, meats did include fish, poultry, pork chops, rolled ham and roasts. This was the final delivery of the year and we leave this year on a good note and hope for a better 2023 in starting our 14th year of this program. This program initiated out of necessity in an attempt to offer services to tribal citizens and fellow Native Americans in our community alike, disenfranchised by the BIA in an act of unconscionable indifference to the very people with whom they are supposed to have a legally binding trust responsibility.
Like the tribe’s good friend and executive director of the United Native Americans, (UNA) organization, Quanah Parker Brightman who once asked Superintendent Troy Burdick while attending a meeting with us at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Central California Agency, “What do you do”? what are you good for”? Because you sure do not do anything for Native Americans”.
Truer words have never been spoken and they still ring as true today as they did so many years ago when they were initially spoken.
At this time, we would like to thank all those listed below for their service and support to the tribe and the native peoples to whom we serve.
The United States Department of Agriculture, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, The California Department of Justice, The California Office of Emergency Services, The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota, The Tule River Tribe, The Tule River Food Distribution Department and our good friend and program provider Ronald Buckman.