Tribal Offices, Tribal Land, Avenida Central, La Grange, Ca.

The January USDA Food Distribution was held on Thursday, January 19th, 2023.

It was a great distribution and marks another new year in this long running program instituted under tribal leadership to address nutritional needs of tribal citizens due to deficiencies originally created by CCA/BIA ex-superintendent Troy Burdick and continued along by new superintendent Harley Long with the assistance of Carol Rogers-Davis. This subjective behavior is a decades long attempt at economic extortion to starve out the proud citizens of the California Valley Miwok Tribe in an act of colonial paternalism to governmentally gain control of a federally recognized sovereign tribe.

Along with their own attempts the local BIA has assisted every casino seeking opportunist that has come along including but not limited to the Senator Feinstein group to steal the tribe, disenroll all recognized citizens, dissolve our duly elected government and create a monstrosity tribe through a disinformation campaign
in building fact from fiction.

In a recently recorded initial organizational meeting Central California Agency / Bureau of Indian Affairs Superintendent Harley Long listed as per their authority to do so was a long standing leadership dispute.

The claimant in question in a 2012 court deposition admitted to fraud and testified that he in fact was not the leader which was ignored by the BIA because it did not coincide with their nefarious agenda. In 2017 when this individual actually died they again ignored this development and continue with this leadership fa├žade.

How can a tribe fight an argument over leadership by a self confessed liar who is dead and buried and so has no representation? Are BIA officials now acting in concert as his conservators? If so, where is the will? The tribe wishes to contest it in open court.

The lack of leadership seems to be a BIA problem and upon looking at this tribe BIA would not recognize leadership if it smacked them in the face.

Enough of the negativity of the BIA and their incompetence, on a positive note the tribe and its citizens are well and survived the recent storms with relatively
little incident. Every citizens rights are being protected and vast legal maneuvers are currently in place to once again as the many times past, protect the tribes
sovereign right to exist and repel these invaders.

The food drive was very abundant and in addition to all usual dry goods, canned goods, mixes and frozen meats, every family received an additional spiral sliced spiced Ham. This was a nice addition and along with a break in the weather earlier in the day made for a great way to start out another new year, ” 2023 ” after initially instituting this program in 2009.

We would like to thank all listed below for their unending support to this tribe and all of Indian country in providing services.

The United States Department of Agriculture, The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota, The California Office of Emergency Services, The California Department of Justice, The Federal Emergency Management Agency and especially the Tule River Tribe, it’s Food Distribution Department and our good friend and program provider Ronald Buckman.

THANK YOU,
THE CALIFORNIA VALLEY MIWOK TRIBE