The California Valley Miwok Tribe (located at 10601 N. Escondido PL, Stockton, CA, as listed in the Federal Register of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, BIA/DOI), a federally recognized tribe eligible to receive and distribute contracted services from the federal government – have since the final agency determination in the case of the California Valley Miwok Tribe, been contacted by many other sovereign tribal nations with government-to-government relationships with the BIA/DOI.

These tribes have commended the Tribe for standing for the sovereign rights of not only this tribe, but for all federally recognized tribes that exist. They go further also saying that Mr. Echohawk, in making his final determination, has shown by his actions that he respects the sovereign rights of Native American tribes and that they feel this is further proof of the Obama administration’s promise to improve the governmental relationship the United States has with Native American tribes.

Many have promised letters of support to the recent action that was taken and the first of the letter/s/ promised are posted here. This article shall be updated continually as the letters are received and all tribes whom read this are encouraged to participate. Your letters of support will be posted. Thank you for your participation!

~ The members of the California Valley Miwok Tribe

PDF files:

1. Letter from the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
2. Letter from the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake