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Mishewal Wappo

March 23, 2015: Court Ruling Mishewal Wappo
Footnote #12 is of interest Denies Tribes motion for summary judgement Related Items: Zinke Memo 4-24-2017
June 27, 2012: Informational Hearing- Native American and Alaskan Native Sub Committee, before Congressman Don Young
HON. DIANE DILLON, COUNTY SUPERVISOR, NAPA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA Related items: Chairman Scott Gabaldon of the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley, California
Feb. 7, 2012: United States Senator Feinstein to Sec. Salazar
I write to inform you of my firm opposition to any action by the Department of the interior that would faciliatate the development of an Indian casino within the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve.
2011, 2010 & 2009 - Casino Conference Attendance
Mishewal Wappos apparently send people to the casino development conference every year (per attached attendee lists downloaded from Internet). It doesn't mean they have definite plans to pursue a casino, but it does suggest there is a significant interest in casino development.
April 1, 2011: Letter on Judicial Recogntion
Congressmen Thompson, Young and Woolsey have written a letter to Secretary Salazar: In particular, we are concerned with the possibility that this is an invited lawsuit by the Department of the Interior, after it was determined that you did not have the authority to review the merits of the tribe's claim through an administrative process. our understanding is that under a potential settlement, the government(through the Department of the Interior) will extend tribal recognition to, and acquire land in trust for the benefit of, a native American group of Wappo tribal descent who claim ties to the terminated Alexander Valley Rancheria. We are NOT AWARE of an Act of Congress that authorizes you to agree to extend tribal recognition to this legislatively terminated group or to place land in trust for their benefit.
July 16, 2010: 3 Counties Seek Motion to Dismiss
The Counties respectfully request that the Court dismiss the action filed by The Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley (“Plaintiff”) pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1), 12(b)(6), and 12(h)(3). Plaintiff alleges that the Secretary of the Interior’s 1959 termination of the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley did not comply with the California Rancheria Act (Pub. L. No. 85-671, 72 Stat. 619), a Congressional act authorizing the termination of the Mishewal Wappo Tribe and forty other specifically enumerated California rancherias. Am. Compl. at 3, ¶ 5; 4, ¶ 12; 23, ¶ 77; 30, ¶ 110. More than five decades after the fact, Plaintiff now asks the Court to reverse the 1959 termination, bypass Congress’s exclusive authority over tribal recognition matters, and direct that Plaintiff be given immediate federal recognition, all available public lands within Plaintiff’s “historically aboriginal land,” and the right to conduct casino-style gaming on such “restored lands.”
Motion to Intervene / Mishewal Wappo v. Salazar
June 5, 2009: Complaint

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