Welcome to the California Valley Miwok Tribe informational page. On this page you will find information regarding activities to organize and guide eligible participants through the process of organization.


UPDATE: On April 23, 2024, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Central California Agency, received a petition to the Secretary of the Interior to call and conduct a Secretarial election on a proposed Constitution of the California Valley Miwok Tribe. In accordance with 25 Code of Federal Regulations Part 81 the petition has been posted at the Central California Agency, additionally the petition has been posted at the Post Office located in San Andreas, California, until May 23, 2024. You may request to have a copy of the petition be sent to you electronically by emailing Harley Long, Superintendent, and Jonathan Vierra, Assistant to the Superintendent, at harley.long@bia.gov and jonathan.vierra@bia.gov respectively. To view the petition in person you may visit the Central California Agency and/or the San Andreas Post Office. Please note that any challenges must be filed with the Central California Agency no later than 4:30 pm, May 23, 2024.


As determined by the California Valley Miwok Tribe Eligible Groups during the August 30, 2023, meeting the Constitution Committee will utilize the proposed Constitution voted on in 2019 but was not approved as a guide in drafting a proposed Constitution. The use of this document is for reference purposes only, there is no requirement for the Constitution to use any or all the language provided in the reference document. The documents linked below are intended for use by the greater tribal community as a reference to provide their input on a proposed document through the members of the Constitution Committee.


January 16, 2024

California Valley Miwok Tribe Constitution Committee

This is to notify the eligible groups of the California Valley Miwok Tribe as defined by the AS-IA Washburn Decision of December 15, 2015, as modified by the AS-IA Newland decision on May 31, 2022, that the following individuals have been appointed by the Superintendent, Central California Agency, to serve on the California Valley Miwok Tribe Constitution Committee discussed at the August 30, 2023, meeting.

  • Tami Mora
  • Michael Mendibles
  • Leon Mendibles
  • Briana Sanchez
  • Antoinette Del Rio
  • Anthony Wilson
  • Angel Burley

Previous Public Notices

This and previous notices were also published in area newspapers and can found here:

Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA) Decisions