On Monday, July 26th, 2021, the California Valley Miwok Tribe delivered this month’s program distributions to tribal program director Mildred Burley. As new variants and strains of Covid and Covid related illnesses seem to be the new norm, to supplement supplies already delivered the tribal government delivered a major influx to address tribal citizen families needs for extra layers of protection.
Vaccinations are by no means full proof or a security blanket and one should always take every precaution necessary as viruses are an unseen enemy to where there is no absolute defense.
With the replenishment of Covid related supplies also was a very wide array of nutritious foods to help supplement the diets and nutritional needs of those who depend upon this monthly service.
Also of major concern is keeping citizen families pantry’s fully stocked as to avoid unnecessary trips for those in remote locations to towns to shop due not only to Covid but accelerating fuel prices putting a needless strain on their limited financials. These tribal families having to be self-sufficient without local services, politically denied to them by local BIA in an attempt to extort their sovereign rights.
For those who truly help and step up to help native peoples when the agency in charge fails in their trust responsibilities as witnessed by the very need for this hybrid program we wish to thank those listed below.
The USDA, United States Department of Agriculture, FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Cal OES, California Office of Emergency Services, Walmart Stores Inc., Food For Less Stores Inc., the Morada Community and individuals in its surrounding neighborhoods and to tribal members whom volunteer their time and personal resources in the implementation and success of this program.