A Sovereign Nation of Confederated Tribes
WHEREAS, the Round Valley Indian Tribes are the sovereign Tribal Nation of the Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Indian Reservation, and
WHEREAS, the Round Valley Tribal Council is recognized by the Federal Government of the United States of America as the Governing body for the Indians on the Reservation, and
WHEREAS, Article V, Section 1, of the Constitution of the Round Valley Indian Tribes authorizes the Round Valley Tribal Council to administer all Tribal Business, and
WHEREAS, the Round Valley Tribal Council is the autonomous elected governmental body for the Tribe and is empowered to take the necessary steps and actions to promote the health, welfare and economic well-being of its membership, and
WHEREAS, the Round Valley Tribal Council acknowledges that there has been criminal activities and unsolved homicide cases, a rash of burglaries, drugs, thefts and human trafficking, and
WHEREAS, due to recent events and the increase in criminal activity on the reservation including two homicides, in brutality, of tribal members on the Round Valley Indian Tribes historic territory within the last month the Tribal Council feels that immediate action needs to be taken, and
WHEREAS, since California is a P.L. 280 State such action calls for more assistance from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) and the State of California to ensure the human rights, equality and democracy as citizens whether on or off the reservation of which a tribal member resides, and
WHEREAS, the Round Valley Tribal Council feels that they must act with urgency and it is their duty and responsibility to do something to ensure the safety and well being of its membership, and
WHEREAS, the Round Valley Tribal Council has met and feels that a declaration of emergency must be done in-order to seek better law enforcement in protection of its members, from County, State and the Federal agencies, and
WHEREAS, it is further known that criminal activities not only plague the Round Valley Indian Reservation but it is prevalent on all reservations/rancherias in California and across the United States, and
WHEREAS, the Round Valley Tribal Council feels it is necessary to seek and call on all Indian Nations and Tribes in California to band together for the sake of our community and most important for our children and young adults our most vital resource for the continued existence of Tribal existence not only on the Round Valley Indian Reservation but across the Nation.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Round Valley Tribal Council hereby approves and adopts this resolution to declare a State of Emergency for the Round Valley Indian Tribes, Round Valley Indian Reservation.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Round Valley Tribal Council further approves that the Declaration of Emergency become a pa1t of said resolution and is approved thereof.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the President of the Round Valley Tribal Council, and/or the Vice-President in the absence of the President is hereby authorized by the governing body to execute said resolution declaring a State of Emergency for the Round Valley Indian Tribes, Round Valley Indian Reservation.CERTIFICATION
I, the undersigned as President of the Round Valley Indian Tribes do hereby certify that this resolution was adopted at a duly called and duly notice special meeting of the Round Valley Tribal Council at which seven (7) members were present, constituting a quorum held on the 16th day of April 2023, and that this resolution was adopted by a vote of:
For: Seven (7)
Against: None (0)
Abstentions: None (0)
And that said resolution has not been rescinded or amended in any way.
Randall Britton, President, Round Valley Tribal Council
Alberta J. Azbill,
Round Valley Tribal Council