On November 22nd, 2017, the California Valley Miwok Tribe Conducted what has become a monthly program in an attempt to assist the nutritional needs of federally recognized members whom are unassisted by the local BIA.
The Tribe once again, as in months past, relied upon not a defunct government whom turns their backs on those they are employed to assist — but the common citizen within the Tribe’s own community whom has shown more heart and deed than many a government employee in 2017.
The Food For Tribal Families, (FFTF) program was created by the Tribe specifically over such a situation and is only able to operate because of the generosity and goodwill of locals whom have shown more understanding and concern over the Tribe’s plight than the very government officials entrusted with the federally recognized members’ basic needs.
This month, as in months past, even Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., stay involved at the insistence of a local manager and donated frozen meats to be distributed to the families being serviced.
With the locals within the Morada community, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and Tribal Elder Mildred Burley handling distributions, this program has been a success and a beacon of light shinning hope for hopefully a brighter future and a better tomorrow for actual members of this beleaguered little tribe.
As such, the spirits of the tribal members are high, especially with many gatherings planned over the holidays and as such, also want to wish all of you well and have a safe and festive holiday season.