The following is a press release issued by the Round Valley Indian Tribes Tribal Council:
The Round Valley Indian Tribes Tribal Council wishes to extend Sincere Condolences to all the families affected by the loss of Loved Ones in our Tribal Community.
This is a very difficult time for our community, and we want to take time to acknowledge families that have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The Tribal Council members are acutely aware that the community is struggling during this COVID-19 Pandemic. We wish to promote mental health and wellness during this extremely stressful time and encourage anyone in need of mental health support to contact the Round Valley Care Line to receive information on how to access Mental Health Services
Round Valley Care Line (707) 680-0191
In response to the tragic death of our young tribal member William Bettega, the victim of a violent crime, the Tribal Council wishes to make the following statement:
First and foremost – our deepest condolences to William’s family for their tragic loss. Further, this is an on-going investigation and please allow Law Enforcement to investigate and follow their protocols. This investigation is under the authority of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department – Detectives Unit. While the RVIT Tribal Police is in full support of the investigation the Tribal Police are in no way involved in decision making or direct activities related to the investigation of this violent crime. Any information regarding the death of William Bettega may be reported
anonymously to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line (707) 234-2100
Again, the past month has been filled with sadness, sorrow, grief, and tragedy. It is in times like these that our community must come together and pray for the wellbeing of our people; children, elders, moms, and dads and each other. Our Prayers are with the families that have experienced loss, we pray for a brighter future. We ask Creator to cover our community, keep us safe, and help us all begin to heal.
James Russ – Tribal President
Round Valley Tribal Council