The California Valley Miwok Tribe attended a reception for tribal leaders held by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), in which all tribal leaders from the 564 federally recognized tribes were invited. The event was held on November 4th, 2009, between 6:30-8:30pm, at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian – located at 4th Str. and Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.
One of the event functions was pre-registration to attend the President’s address to tribal leaders, being held the following day at the United States Department of the Interior’s Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, located at 1849 C Str. NW, Washington, D.C. During the reception, Chairperson Burley and tribal officials took the time to mingle and discuss important issues with other tribal leaders and elected officials. This truly was a productive event.