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MVWEKMA OFLONE INDIAN TRlBE
OF THE SAN FRANCISCO DAY AREA
'Innu HuAliMtak Makii Mak-Muwekma "The Road To The Future For Our People"
TRIBAL CH AIRPERSON
TRIBAL VICE CHAIRPERSON
MONICA V. ARELLANO
GLORIA E. GOMEZ
KARL THOMPSON (T]
NORMA E. SANCHEZ
July 21, 2005
Secretary Anthony J. Principi
Defense Base Closure & Realignment Commission
2521 S. Clark St., Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22202
Dear Secretary Principi:
R-ES) This letter is to inform your office that the Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Council and its
enrolled membership are exceedingly concerned and distressed about the lack of any
LTOR formal contact and consultation between the United States Navy and the Veterans
Administration and our Tribe regarding the documented historic destruction and
potential future adverse impacts to our ancestral cemetery, ceremonial and village
sites that were intact at the turn of the 20th century and are still present underneath the
many buildings, runways, and railroads that are located within the Alameda Naval Air
Station Historical District situated on Alameda Island, on San Francisco Bay,
Due to the failure of all Federal, State and local agencies and entities to consult with
our Tribe, the successor to the historic Federally Recognized Tribe, the Verona
Band of Alameda County, our Tribal Council has decided to take a deliberate course
of action in order to have any and all contract negotiations, contractual signings and
demolition and/or construction activities and\or title transfers of said former Alameda
NAS from the United States Navy\U.S. Government, to the Veterans Administration
or the City of Alameda and any or\other interested parties immediately cease and
desist, what may be criminal activity based on knowledge aforethought of their acts,
until a comprehensive consultation process ensues with between our Tribe and the
United States Government, the United States Navy, the City of Alameda and the
Veterans Administration who also plan to build an Administration Building on top of
our ancestral remains.
We do hereby trigger, under the Base Closure Act of 1993; and the National Historic
Preservation Act of 1966 as amended 2000 - Section 106 - Public Law 89-665; 16 U.S.C. 470
et seq.; and we do hereby file this document as a formal complaint this date with the Advisory
Council on Historic Properties, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Post Office Building, Suite 809,
Washington, D.C. 20004.
PO BOX 360791, MILPITAS, CA 95036
PH: 408-434-1668 FAX: 408-434-1673 E-MAIL: MUWEKMA@MUWEKMA.ORG WEBSITE: WWW.MUWEKMA.ORG
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