I fairness to all parties involved, the founder of Save The Sacred Sites Alliance has asked me to send this FYI to everyone.
> > Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 3:53:09 PM GMT -08:00
> > Pacific
> > Subject: Re: List of CA Legislator's
> > To: Corrin, et., al.. , from Silvia Burley,
> > Chairperson June 21, 2009
> > In response to your email, we are in receipt of your
> > of June 18th, I’m sorry if we weren’t able to
> reply to
> > you as timely as you would have liked regarding the
> > information you forwarded. We’re currently in a
> STAND OFF
> > and people here are on edge, skittish, worried …..
> > been trying to keep things CALM!!! We made many
> > emails, etc… and have been receiving an enormous
> > from the public. As for AIM, I know a couple of AIM
> > came by a couple days ago to assess the situation and
> to ask
> > how we were doing, other than that, I don’t know if
> AIM is
> > involved or not???? I REALLY DON’T KNOW…..
> > Thank you for bringing this up. These kind of
> > questions are exactly what need to be answered and I
> am more
> > than willing to get the truth out there.
> > First of all, it is true that our Tribe had contacted
> > Banks awhile back in regards to asking for his help to
> > outside influences (non-Indians like Chadd Everone and
> > Seeno Jr) from being allowed to interfere in to our
> > internal Tribal Governmental Affairs. As some of you
> > have noticed on our DOT GOV website, we had not
> > our Tribal information prior to 1997/1998 due to the
> > that Chadd Everone was stealing our history and
> shaping it
> > to fit his own agenda of how our Tribe began....
> > Our Tribe does not consist of just one family. Our
> > was formerly known as the Sheep Ranch Rancheria of
> > Indians of California and because so many people kept
> > us how many sheep do we own, or how big is our ranch,
> > finally decided to officially change our name to the
> > California Valley Miwok Tribe, because we are not
> > Ranch Indians but we are MIWOK.
> > We are not a Tillie Hardwick Tribe, nor was our Tribe
> > terminated. Mr. Yakima Dixie was never a hereditary
> > nor were any of his brothers. Hattie Hemandez (my
> > Grandfather Manuel Jeff’s sister) stated on the
> > Application for Enrollment with the State of
> > under the Act of May 18, 1928 (45 Stat L 602) that her
> > husband Joe Hodge died in 1913) Mable Hodge Dixie
> > Dixie’s mother) was born in 1918 in Angels Camp,
> > California, five years after Joe Hodge died. Hattie
> > also states that her second husband Raymond Hermandez
> > from Mexico. Our Tribe also has in its possession a
> > certificate stating that Joe Hodge committed suicide
> and his
> > ethnicity was recorded as Black.
> > It hurts us to once again see people forwarding these
> > untrue rumors out to the public without coming to the
> > and seeing first-hand our factual documentation for
> > themselves, but that’s ok… we understand that you
> > believe its for the best that the Tribe speak up and
> > what is REALLY going on.
> > We have file cabinets of information proving are
> > and Miwok lineage to the Sheep Ranch Rancheria (and
> > governmental documents and BIA correspondence that
> > years prior to any such person’s coming in and
> > in to our governmental affairs. Individuals such as
> > “Corea” Whitebear who grew up in Fresno,
> California and
> > her father being from Portugal. Her grandfather being
> > Mexico….. Chadd Everone (non-Indian) calling
> > Doctor Internet, says he has a Ph.D from Berkeley and
> > hides behind the curtain so to speak because the
> address he
> > uses is a Wells Fargo Bank in Berkeley, CA. Mr.
> > Everone is good friends of Le Roi Chapelle and William
> > Martin (original Developers, who want to build a
> casino) and
> > who eventually brought Mr. Albert D. Seeno Jr. into
> > picture. And as for Mr. Yakima Dixie (who Is in and
> out of
> > prison each and every year (with a lengthy violent
> > history including murder, sexual assault and battery,
> > burglary, etc…)
> > Disenrollment is a MAJOR issue but there are times
> > each Tribe has its own set of rules it follows) when
> in the
> > best interest of the Tribe and its members, it
> > necessary to take that road. I don’t know about the
> > of where people are getting dis-enrolled due to the
> > distribution of casino funds…. All I know is what
> > Tribal issue was. We have correspondence from the
> Bureau of
> > Indian Affairs in which Mr. Dixie’s allegations
> > brought against me as the Chairperson.
> > Mr. Dixie was afforded DUE PROCESS to bring his
> > allegations before the Tribal forum, Mr. Dixie did
> > present any evidence to the Tribe or to the BIA , as
> > matter of fact, Mr. Dixie sat at official Tribal
> > for months, signing in as Vice Chairman, even in the
> > presence of BIA Officials who were in attendance (but
> > course, Mr. Everone, Velma Whitebear or everyone else
> > wouldn’t know this because they aren’t part of
> > Tribe, nor were they anywhere around until Prop-5 and
> > 1-A passed and the our Tribe started looking like a $$
> > for greedy developers to make easy money.
> > It is true that we are related to Mr. Yakima Dixe and
> > one time, he was the Spokesperson but we did hold an
> > official election in 1998 with the Central California
> > Bureau of Indian Affairs Representatives present at
> > election. Mr. Dixie was elected Chairperson and I was
> > elected Secretary, at that time, the position for
> > Chairperson remained vacant.
> > If you want the time line on the exact date and times
> > go to our DOT GOV website and click on Archives the
> > TIMELINE is from May 1997-March 2009.
> > Yakima Dixie resigned in April 1999 he called the
> tribe to
> > set up a date for a new election of officers (we have
> > original signature page in ink, in his own writing)
> the new
> > election of officers date was set for May 8, 1999. I
> > elected Chairperson, Mr. Dixie was elected Vice
> > and Rashel Reznor was elected Secretary-Treasurer.
> > certification is on file at the Bureau of Indian
> > (Unbeknownst to the Tribe, it was not until Mr. Le
> > Chapelle and Mr. William Bill Martin signed a casino
> > that the story was concocted to lead people to believe
> > there was a leadership dispute.
> > In the year 2000 when Mr. Chadd Everone was brought in
> > Mr. Chapelle and Mr. Martin is when the outside
> > began and our Tribe began fighting developers with
> > wanting to destroy us so that they and Yakima Dixie
> > build a casino. False documents were sent to the BIA
> > these individuals and the lies began to build. Our
> Tribe had
> > to use its RSTF monies to fight frivolous law suits,
> > still try to run its Tribal Programs also using the
> > monies to cover shortfalls to keep our programs in
> > while waiting for Congress to appropriate the next
> > year funding.
> > Unfortunately for us, we are a landless Tribe that has
> > pay housing taxes and land taxes just like any other
> > of the United States. We do not have trust land to
> build any
> > kind of economic development of which the Tribe can
> > itself. And the greedy developers used that fact that
> > individual in our Tribe has an individual allotment of
> > for which he did not need to worry how long it took
> > associates to destroy us. Mr. Dixie cares nothing
> > preserving the Miwok culture otherwise he wouldn’t
> be in
> > and out of prison each year (especially for violence
> > women). All Mr. Dixie cares about is getting casino
> money so
> > he can show off that he is something BIG other than
> > habitual criminal he is. He and his associates should
> be in
> > prison for Identity Theft, Fraud, and for conspiring
> > interfere into our internal Tribal Governmental
> > Awhile back I did contact Mr. Banks because we were
> > of Chadd Everone continually getting his nose into
> > Tribal affairs and instigating Mr. Dixie to go along
> > lying to the Bureau Officials.
> > False documents were being forwarded to the Bureau
> > up by Mr. Everone and Mr. Dixie (mostly from his
> > cell) was more than happy to sign anything as long as
> > $$ was coming his way that he didn’t have to declare
> > the IRS. Well Mr. Everone puts this smoke screen out
> > that poor Yakima has this tiny little house in Sheep
> > (of which he’s hardly there anyway because the
> prison cell
> > is more his home than that piece of land) they tend to
> > out the fact that he uses that land as a SAFE HAEN to
> > back to each time he is released from prison. Maybe if
> > had to worry about his land being taken away (like
> what has
> > happened to the Tribe) then he wouldn’t have so much
> > time on his hands to get involved with non-Indian
> > who are dead set on destroying the legitimate Tribe
> > replacing us with their phony tribe lead by a
> > felon (who murdered my great uncle Lenny Jeff in 1978,
> Be in
> > known that Lenny was also on the Distribution List
> > with Mable Hodge Dixie). They happened to be arguing
> > the land when Yakima murdered him.
> > Lenny’s blood level was 3times the level of being
> > and he had one leg. Yakima drug him off the couch,
> > repeatedly stabbed him in the heart and lungs and shot
> him 3
> > times in the face and then went to the bar to have a
> > (with Lenny’s body in the trunk of the car) after
> > drink, he took Lenny to the Avery dump and threw his
> > there). While in Jail, he told his girlfriend to say
> > her son killed Lenny Jeff, when she said NO… he then
> > to blame it on his dad Romie Dixie. This information
> is in
> > the court documents.
> > After putting up with Mr. Dixie’s continued death
> > against Tribal Members the Tribe warned Mr. Dixie that
> > should quit telling lies about the Tribe and actually
> > something positive by participating in the Tribal
> > activities. Mr. Dixie and his associates (3rd group
> > phonies) sent notice to us that they now are the Sheep
> > Tribe, we warned him that he cannot be in two Tribes
> and he
> > can call himself whatever he wanted to but if he
> starts up a
> > new tribe he could be dis-enrolled from the
> > Valley Miwok Tribe.
> > Mr. Everone, Mr. Chapelle, Mr Martin and Velma
> > sent documents to the BIA saying they are the Sheep
> > Tribe. Our Tribe has official documentation that the
> > disenrollment process took place and after about a 9
> > month ‘DUE PROCESS” Mr. Dixie was dis-enrolled. I
> > that was near the end of 2005.
> > 1. Previously, we were asking the
> > American Indian Movement to help us get Mr. Everone
> and Mr.
> > A.D. Seeno Jr. out of our internal Governmental
> > (they are not Indian and have no business causing
> > within our tribal governmental affairs just so they
> can get
> > a casino developed in our area, since Indian Casinos
> > taking profits away from Nevada casino owners. If Mr.
> > wants to be a good citizen and come back to the Tribe
> > he should STOP being used by greedy developers, and
> > to the Tribe and STOP using his associates to
> intimidate our
> > Tribal Members and individual applicants who are
> coming to
> > the Tribe to go through the rightful enrollment
> > 2. I’m sorry but due to DEATH
> > THREATS…. The majority of the Tribe does not want me
> > release the information of how many members are in
> > Tribe.
> > 3. Yes, the property at 10601 Escondido
> > Pl., Stockton California 95212 was being purchased
> with our
> > Revenue Sharing Trust Fund Monies. I, Silvia Burley,
> > Chairperson was asked by the Tribe to use my credit
> > the Tribe had no credit history. I signed the loan,
> > Tribe paid its down payment and made every payment
> > that. The deed is in the Tribe’s name (the Tribe is
> > owner of the property) and I never used any tax right
> > or credits. We have internal documents that gives’
> > necessary authority. We have passed all federal and
> > audits. Everything is legal. Again, there are people
> > there who do not know the internal documents that were
> > to the BIA, et., al regarding the purchase of the
> > because its none of their business. I know of no other
> > who goes out and tells their Tribal Financial affairs
> > people who are not in the Tribe.
> > 4. The justification for purchasing
> > Tribal property is so that the Tribe would have a
> place to
> > conduct its Tribal Affairs, Tribal Programs and for
> > Members to live as need be. Remember, we have no TRUST
> > we are a landless Tribe. We are the Tribe and we are
> > ends meet the best we can.
> > 5. YES! We are enrolled Tribal Members
> > (please see our Time line on our DOT GOV Website).
> > our names that our on file at the Bureau of Indian
> > not the phony group of individuals who are in
> possession of
> > fake $5.00 dollar cards issued to them by Chadd
> Everone and
> > Velma Whitebear.
> > 6. We are a federally recognized Miwok
> > Tribe that has suffered many years of abuse, what is
> > happening to us now is another reason as to why we
> felt it
> > important to stand our ground. We are tired of people
> > believing the worse of us (as Indians) and are
> > tired of the word of non-Indians and criminals holding
> > creditability than us. WE ARE THE CALIFORNIA VALLEY
> > TRIBE… it’s shameful that we have to continue to
> > ourselves. It’s our Tribal Members who elect our
> > Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary
> > It’s our Tribal Members who have to put up with the
> > THREATHS on a daily basis. It is US who has been
> > the BIG $$$$ Casino Developers from stealing our
> > heritage and it is US who are now standing our ground
> > save our only home we have.
> > We would GLADLY welcome a CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION into
> > actions of Albert D. Seeno Jr., Chadd Everone (the
> > behind the curtain who is pulling the strings and
> > the SMOKE SCREEN), Velma Whitebear, Yakima Dixie,
> > Burdick, Superintendent of CCA/BIA, Tim Vollman,
> > Melnicoe, Arlo Smith, and Scott Keep.
> > 7. ADDED BONUS: We’re sleeping ok at
> > night… are they??? The one thing they will NEVER
> have is
> > our culture, heritage or linage … its our blood and
> we are
> > taking it with us!!
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Corine"
> > To: "s burley"
> > "Sharon Lungo"
> > "Jennafer Yellowhorse"
> > Cc: "wass laura"
> > "Mark"
> > "Graywolf"
> > "Patricia Pena"
> > Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:53:06 AM GMT -08:00
> > US/Canada Pacific
> > Subject: Re: List of CA Legislator's
> > Dear Friends and Allies;
> > This is an update on the Central Valley Miwok Tribe.
> > AIM Santa Barbara gave Sylvia Burley some referrals
> > resources on thursday June 18th, that might be able
> > assist her at this present time. We have not heard
> > from her if it was helpful or not. We hope it was.
> > The American Indian Movement in California is working
> as a
> > cohesive movement. Our chapters remain in close
> > with one another to become efficient and effective.
> > After making many phone calls and putting out many
> > inquiries, this is the information that we have been
> able to
> > compile, and this of course brought us some questions:
> > “ Central Valley Miwok Tribe was once called the
> > Ranch Tribe. There was only one member at the time
> > was re-recognized after the Termination Period. His
> > is Yakama Dixie. Yakama Dixie enrolled Sylvia and
> > family and after a couple of years they DISENROLLED
> > Sylvia and her family took tons of money from the feds
> > built themselves high end homes and began setting out
> > gaming. The feds moved on this when they saw what
> > happened to the money and how Sylvia stole from our
> > Country. They refused to recognize her and now this
> is the
> > result.”
> > Ms. Burley was told by AIM Director, Laura Wass,
> > this is not an issue AIM will become involved in
> > Þ disenrollment issue
> > Þ The monies taken from the tribe and not for
> > purpose intended.
> > Þ National Field Director, Dennis Banks ,
> stated we
> > will not participate, (it is understood that Sylvia
> > him as well about 3-4 years ago).
> > If Sylvia wishes to add anything or dispute the above
> > information, she is welcome to do so, and in doing
> > please answer the following questions:
> > 1) What do you wish the American Indian
> > Movement’s involvement to be? What do you want us to
> do to
> > aid your current situation?
> > 2) Exactly how many people are in the tribe?
> > have gotten mixed reports)
> > 3) Did Sylvia or her family build or purchase
> > house (or homes) with tribal money?
> > 4) If so, what is the justification for it?
> > 5) Are Sylvia and her family actually
> > tribal members? When did they become enrolled?
> > 6) What has been the role and stand of the entire
> > Nation on this issue?
> > Respectfully,
> > Michael Fairbanks, Director
> > American Indian Movement
> > Santa Barbara
> > Corine Fairbanks
> > American Indian Movement Santa Barbara , CA
> > www.aimsb.org
> > http://www.myspace.com/aimsantabarbara
> > --- On Sat, 6/20/09, Jennafer Yellowhorse
> > wrote:
> > From: Jennafer Yellowhorse
> > Subject: List of CA Legislator's
> > To: "Corine Fairbanks"
> > firstname.lastname@example.org,
> > "Sharon Lungo"
> > Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009, 6:57 PM
> > Here's a list. I'm not sure if Sharon got you that
> > list yet or not,
> > but I'm cc'ing her as well.
> > We look forward to an update on the situation, I know
> > you are very
> > busy! We are simply concerned about how things are
> > Jennafer
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> > <+> <+> <+> <+>
> > Jennafer Yellowhorse
> > Big Mountain Coal'tion
> > P.O. Box 235, Santa Monica, CA 90406
> > email@example.com
> > www.myspace.com/bigmountaincoalition
> > www.myspace.com/bigmountainsacredtrust