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California Valley Miwok or Sheep Ranch Rancheria

June 1. 2017: Ruling - favors the Secretary
The California Valley Mi wok's is not an organized Tribe.
Dec. 31, 2015: California Valley Miwok Decision
Asst. Secretary Kevin Washburn has issued a decision on the Tribes internal dispute over membership.
09-15-Order-Dismissing case in favor of the State
September 1, 2011: California Valley Miwok v Salazar
Joint Status Report and Proposed Order Regarding the Status of Reconsidered Decision
August 31, 2011: Echo Hawk issues a decision on tribal membership
Jan. 24, 2011: Yakama Dixie-Complaint for Dec & Inj Relief
Jan. 12, 2011: Letter Certifying Election
Dec. 22, 2010: Dept. of Interior Determination
Jan. 28, 2010: California Valley Miwok v Pacific Regional Office of the BIA
The IBIA has determined that the California Valley Miwok formerly the Sheep Ranch Band is not an organized or restored tribe.
Jan. 2009: Plaintiff-Burley-Woodward-Decl-Part 5
Dec. 2008: BIA Solicitor Position letter on tribal leadership
Dec. 2008 - IBIA: California Valley Miwok v Yakama Dixie
Leadership dispute for control of the Tribe, In 1999 there was ONE member.
Feb. 2005: Letter to U.S. Dept. of Interior
Challenges the BIA's authority to recognize Sylvia Burley as a tribal Chairwoman
2005: Califronia Valley Miwok v USA
Feb. 15, 2005: State Senator Jeff Denham to Citizens of San Benito County
opposing reservation shopping
Nov. 24, 2004: Monterey County to Santa Clara County
oppose off reservation gaming
Oct. 21.2004: U.S. Senator Feinstein to Community Group
The Senator is deeply concerned about the proliferation of off reservation gaming.

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