STOCKTON, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California
Valley Miwok Tribe today has been made aware that Jane Smith, who works
directly for Scott Keep at the Department of the Interior, (who's bias
interactions, in favor of Chadd Everone, aka Ludwig, shall be presented
in future press releases) and Mark Haig of the Department of Justice
are conspiring to continue the Interior Departments unlawful
re-organization of an already organized federal Indian Tribe, ignoring
the fact that there is currently an appeal on file stating that the
Tribe does not believe that the Interior has a right to organize any
American Indian Tribe, including the California Valley Miwok Tribe,
against the wishes of its recognized membership.
These Individuals on behalf of the government are attempting to
overthrow the existing elected tribal government and circumvent the
rights of all the tribe's members by meeting with and organizing the
tribe with Yakima Dixie, a convicted murderer whose competency is
currently in question and whom is no longer a member, and Velma (Corea)
Whitebear, whom has no association with the Tribe and is part of a
second group that Mr. Everone aka Ludwig has assembled after a failed
attempt with a previous group to take control of the Tribe.
It is documented in an earlier census of the United States, State of
California that Velma (Corea) Whitebear 's father, Antone "Tony"
Corea's, nationality was Portuguese. Antone Corea lived in Fresno and
his spouse is listed as Annie (Geto) Corea. It also has been revealed
that Velma (Corea) Whitebear's Grandfather Pete Geto was a Mexican
National, born in Mexico. Velma Whitebear has yet to bring forth to the
Tribe any legitimate American Indian Heritage.
Chadd Everone aka Ludwig, a Caucasian, was brought in by Le Roi
Chapelle and William "Bill" Martin to facilitate control of the tribe
when they discovered in December 1999, through Ray Fry, Tribal
Operations, BIA/CCA, that Yakima Dixie was not the Chairperson or the
leader of the tribe. Even with the truth being known, Bill Martin and
Le Roi Chapelle manipulated Yakima Dixie (whom had no authority to sign
any contracts or agreements on behalf of the Tribe and certainly no
authority to put the sovereignty of the entire tribe in jeopardy) to
sign the proposed agreement with the fictitious group created by them
known as ABC Boxing, Inc., and/or the Martin/Chapelle Group. Upon the
discovery of the true Chairperson being Silvia Burley, in 2000, Mr.
Everone aka Ludwig was brought in to orchestrate the web of deceit that
a few opportunist in the DOI/BIA have used to diminish the tribe's
rights, as a way to oust the legitimate body of members that will not
surrender their sovereignty or bend to the will of an illegitimate
group or illegal and unethical actions of BIA Officials in Central
California and Washington, D.C.
In the Deposition of Dale Risling, Sr., Superintendent CCA/BIA,
Tuesday, February 10, 2004, Mr. Rising states that the Central
California Agency/Bureau of Indian Affairs recognizes Silvia Burley to
be the Chairperson of the California Valley Miwok Tribe since the tribe
notified the BIA in 1999. He also states that the California Valley
Miwok Tribe is a federally recognized Tribe. On record in this same
deposition, it is recorded that the CCA/BIA takes the position that the
California Valley Miwok Tribe does not need to organize pursuant to the
Indian Reorganization Act. Further into the deposition of Mr. Risling,
he states that the Bureau does not get involved into the internal
election disputes of tribes. When asked, if there ever were any
internal issues relating to an election at Hoopa while Mr. Risling was
Chair, he answered yes, there were. Asked if the BIA involved itself in
that internal dispute. He answered, No.
With all the evidence gathered and presented for review, the current
members of the California Valley Miwok Tribe ask how is it that the
current Superintendent of the CCA/BIA "Troy Burdick" has any authority
to decide to re-organize this Tribe or any Tribe. How is it that we
have organized under Custom and Tradition with elections on file within
the CCA/BIA, including Tribal Governmental Policies. Procedures,
Ordinances, a Ratified Constitution, Tribal Resolutions, several years
of Tribal Audits, Mature Status P.L. 93-638 Contracts. (All within
compliance as stated by Mr. Stuart Mani during a BIA on-site visit). It
is well documented that Mr. Dixie failed to bring his complaint to the
Tribe in a timely manner. A letter was written to Mr. Dixie in early
2000 explaining that due to failure of him to present any evidence
and/or a complaint in regards to his allegations of fraud, the Tribal
Council now considers this issue quieted. Mr. Dixie brought suit on
this issue in Federal Court twice against the Tribe and was dismissed
both times. The rightful tribal members of the California Valley Miwok
Tribe feel strongly that their rights are being violated and Mr. Dixie
continues to get special treatment and unlimited time to continue to
bring forth a fraudulent complaint of which he had three chances to
bring to the Tribe and did not do so. Be it known that Mr. Yakima
Dixie, who is being manipulated by Chadd Everone aka Ludwig and Velma
(Corea) Whitebear, has cost the Tribe millions of dollars to defend
itself from being taken over by this fictitious group. We have put out
packets to officials in the State of California and in Washington, D.C.
with requests for our elected leaders of this country to step in and
correct the injustices committed against our Tribe. This fictitious
group is causing irreparable damage to our sovereignty and our
survival. Is it not true that the purpose of the Bureau of Indian
Affairs is to protect federally recognized Indian Tribes. Why then are
officials within the Department of the Interior working with Chadd
Everone aka Ludwig (a non-Indian) and his group of (non-recognized,
non-verified individuals purporting to be Native American, most being
convicted felons including but not limited to murder, drug
manufacturing, and pedophilia) and ignoring the requests from the
federally recognized members of our Tribe to get these criminals our of
our internal tribal affairs?
For updated information watch for future press releases in which the
tribe shall continue to expose this group's unethical connections to
the BIA/ DOI Officials in California and Washington, D.C.
For current information on the California Valley Miwok Tribe please visit us at http://californiavalleymiwoktribe.us/ (uncensored) or at http://www.californiavalleymiwoktribe-nsn.gov/ (censored by the DOI Solicitor in Washington DC).
The California Valley Miwok Tribe is solely responsible for this press release and its content.