Organization by Miwok of Buena Vista Rancheria

Indigenous Faith

American Indians Versus The United States

Posted by Ya-Nah on January 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM

FOR RELEASE January 14, 2015

Contact: Ya-nah Geary Mandujano (916) 215-9123


SACRAMENTO - Two Miwok elders are joined with Friends of Amador County in legal action to preserve a way of life enjoyed by Miwok people and Amador County residents now. Bea Crabtree, who is a plaintiff in the case says that her concern is for “protection of the land and people that are buried there.”


The case, Friends of Amador v. Salazar regarding reorganization of the Buena Vista Rancheria is scheduled for oral argument on January 15th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California. There will be a live audio file of oral arguments, and archives on the court's website,


Enrollment and federal acknowledgment make up the foundation for American Indian rights and protections within the United States. The foundation of the Buena Vista Rancheria has been debated by many sides in recent decades. For more information please visit,



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