On Sunday February 19th, 2023, the California Valley Miwok Tribe delivered this month’s Food For Tribal Families distribution to its Program Director 
Mildred Burley.
This month’s distribution although sizable was stocked with an immense amount of frozen items including but not limited to hams, steaks, roasts, poultry, fish, frozen dinners, frozen chicken and frozen fish fillets and more.
With almost 1,000 dollars worth of frozen goods, we are especially grateful to our friends, families, neighbors, communities and corporate sponsors
and individual tribal citizens that had a little to give back.
Giving and and working together to survive as local misguided and heinous government officials violate every statute and policy to extort and starve our beleaguered little tribe into submitting to their unreasonable and illegal whims shows the heart of what America is all about, BIA excluded.
So busy with combating all that is currently being wrought against the tribe and its citizenry that the late posting of this story actually makes possible the 
inclusion of the most recent tribal posting on YouTube and other various online venue’s. 
 
Please click on the accompanying video below and read the full description below it to understand the initial actions that are in violation of 
Federal Indian Law.
Monthly video’s will commence with updates of the moment under the tile, (From the desk of the Chairperson).  
 

 

In an effort to update, inform, educate and expose, the California Valley Miwok Tribal Chairperson Silvia Burley on behalf of her people’s and at the direction of the duly elected tribal council will now make periodic addresses concerning her beleaguered tribe in the fashionable style of what came to be known as the fire side chats initiated by then President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

In this video, the Chairperson will allude to what is currently being perpetrated against the tribe and its citizens, the local corrupt branch of the federal government behind these actions and of the negative impacts within the tribe’s service area in which the tribe being denied valuable resources is powerless to assist in addressing.

The initial action they have choose to pursue is the theft of the tribe outside the legal definitions authorizing them to do so, making up the steps and procedures of how they will do it along the way in their nefarious recreation of a, ( Secretarial Election ). This is how the actual law reads, Federal Indian Law, Part 81.6 To request a secretarial election (1) A duly adopted tribal resolution, tribal ordinance, or other appropriate tribal document requesting the Secretary to call a Secretarial election, or, in the absence of an existing governing document or if authorized or required by the existing government documents, a petition that has been verified by the Bureau as having the minimum number of required signatures of tribal members; and (2) The exact document or amended language to be voted on; and (b) The tribe must submit a list in an electronically sortable format with names, last known addresses, dates of birth, and voting district, if any, of all tribal members who: (1) Will be 18 years of age within 120 days of the date of request; and (2) Meet any other voting restrictions imposed by the tribe’s governing document for voting in the Secretarial election.

FIRST: The tribe never submitted a document, resolution, ordinance or any kind of a request whatsoever. Nor did the tribe ever request from it’s adult citizen’s signatures that are required before the BIA can take this type of action.

SECOND: No document was ever submitted to be voted on and if one is to someday appear it will be a fabrication of the BIA, but following the rules it is supposed to exist before the process even starts because that is what is being voted upon. (2)(b) The actual tribe and her citizens did submit information but only to enjoin this process to have standing to file suit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs and their acting agents in this fa├žade. (1) N/A (2)

Here the BIA seeks to violate the voting restriction’s act by allowing an overwhelming number of individuals that are not citizen’s, have never been enrolled, and most have never requested application’s for enrollment. A few previously have but never returned or returned unopened. The tribe rejects the right of any non-citizen to be able to vote in something that was not requested and against the will of the tribe in accordance with the tribal laws of all federally recognized tribes of the United States.

Quoting former President Ronald Reagan who once said, ” The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government and I’m here to help “. In reference to the BIA, their words ring as empty and hollow as their heads.

At this time the tribe would like to thank all below who assist tribes like ours when those entrusted in the federal department of the, (Bureau of Indian Affairs) through coercion or corruption fail.
 
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, CAL-OES, FEMA, COSTLESS STORES INC., WALMART STORES INC., FOOD FOR LESS STORES INC., THE GROCERY OUTLET INC., THE COMMUNITIES OF THE GREATER COUNTY OF SAN JOAQUIN, MORADA, VOLUNTEERS, TRIBAL CITIZENS, PROGRAM DIRECTOR MILDRED BURLEY AND TO OUR TRIBAL COUNCIL AND CHAIRPERSON SILVIA BURLEY FOR INSTITUTING THIS PROGRAM.
 

Thank you,

The California Valley Miwok Tribe