Tuesday, January 5, 2010

CA BIA Runs Roughshod Over Small Tribe, Cowers from Gaming Tribes

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is strongarming the small California Valley Miwok Tribe over it's handling of a disenrollment issue. Meanwhile the BIA quakes from it's responsibility when it comes to protecting the civil rights of THOUSANDS of California Indians

There will be a protest tomorrow in Sacramento, here is the press release:

The California Valley Miwok Tribe invites you to join us in our open protest against the local Bureau of Indian Affairs, Dept. of the Interior, Central California Agency

Our Tribe is a federally recognized Tribe that is listed in the Federal Register as an Indian Entity Recognized and Eligible to receive services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Central California Agency - BIA is illegally trying to re-organize a federally recognized Tribe that has never been terminated, that has a Custom and Tradition Tribal Constitution ratified by the Tribe in March 2000. The local BIA has been illegally withholding our Mature Status 638
Contract since 2008 and by refusing to confirm to the California Gambling Control Commission who our duly elected Chairperson is, BIA has caused the CGCC to illegally withhold the Tribe's Revenue Sharing Trust Fund Monies (RSTF) since 2005.

Our civil rights have been violated. The local BIA is also violating federal law

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