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Mishewal Wappo Tribe

3/21/2017

article Napa County awaits ruling in Mishewal Wappo court case
(California) -- Napa County leaders are waiting on a court decision that could have casino implications for the area. The Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley in...

3/20/2017

article Napa County awaits ruling in Mishewal Wappo court case
(California) -- Once again, Napa County leaders are waiting on a court decision that they fear could have casino implications for the area. The Mishewal Wappo Tribe of...

2/23/2016

article Calif. Tribe Says High Court Ruling Doesn't End Land Claims
(California) -- The Mishewal Wappo Tribe told the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday that a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling was irrelevant to its claim that the U.S. illegally...

5/15/2015

article Wappo tribe appeals court ruling
(California) -- Round two is coming up in the legal effort by the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley to receive federal recognition. In late March, a federal judge...

3/25/2015

article Wappo tribe leader vows to fight ruling denying federal recognition
(California) -- The leader of the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley on Wednesday vowed to appeal a court ruling denying their attempt to regain federal...

3/24/2015

article Federal court rules for Napa County, against Wappo tribe
(California) -- Napa County and American Canyon officials say they’re pleased with a federal court ruling announced late Monday that county officials say keeps...
article Judge rules against Wappo tribal recognition lawsuit
(California) -- A federal judge has ruled against an Indian tribe seeking federal recognition in a case that Napa County officials feared might have opened the door for...
article Judge says ‘no dice’ to Napa Valley Indian lands plan with casino
(California) -- A federal judge has ruled against a group of Wappo Indians who sought restoration of Napa County lands, a move that if sustained would make a plan for a...
article Napa County Officials Hail Fed Court Ruling In Indian and Casino Case
(California) -- The Napa County Board of Supervisors (BOS) hails a federal court ruling Monday evening that keeps casino style gaming out of Napa.

2/25/2015

article Ruling on Wappo tribe case could come in a month
(California) -- A federal judge appears close to ruling on a local Indian tribe’s efforts to seek federal recognition, with potential future implications for Napa...

7/10/2014

article A Casino in Napa Wine Country?
(California) -- Three million visitors come to Napa every year to enjoy great wine, food and gorgeous scenery. But some vintners are worried a casino may join the...

6/25/2014

article LETTER: Fear damages relations with native tribes
(California) -- I applaud the recent letter to your paper from Pete Capovilla (“Reader reflects on America’s past,” June 18) regarding fears expressed...

6/9/2014

article Napa County continues to await ruling in Wappo case
(California) -- Ten months after a federal judge took under submission a lawsuit involving a local Indian tribe’s pursuit of federal recognition, Napa County...

5/21/2014

article Sask. RCMP strategizing on missing and murdered aboriginal women
(Saskatchewan) -- The head of the RCMP in Saskatchewan says she believes work by the force is helping to reduce the number of murdered and missing aboriginal women...

5/18/2014

article Napa Tribal Casino Resisted by Winemakers to Protect Land
(California) -- The threat of a Las Vegas-style casino opening in the lush fields of California’s Napa Valley is rousing the makers of some of the world’s...

5/10/2014

article Tanya Brooks remembered 5 years after unsolved murder
(Nova Scotia) -- A group marched on Halifax's Gottingen Street Friday afternoon to mark the fifth anniversary of Tanya Brooks’s unsolved murder and to call for...

10/2/2013

article Wolk accuses Wappo tribe of ‘reservation shopping’
(California) -- The improving economy, renewable energy and the possibility of an Indian casino somewhere in Napa County were among the topics discussed by State Senator...

7/31/2013

article OP/ED: Federal recognition equals a casino
(California) -- Since 1968, with the creation of the Ag Preserve establishing that the best and highest use for land in unincorporated Napa County is agriculture, Napa...

7/30/2013

article Wappo’s adviser has strong ties to casinos
(California) -- As an attorney for a local Indian tribe verbally sparred with a judge in federal court in San Jose last week, sitting in the audience was a certified...

7/25/2013

article Judge hears arguments on Wappo recognition
(California) -- In a crucial hearing in a local Indian tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. government Thursday, a federal judge peppered the tribe’s attorney...

6/11/2013

article Court arguments in Wappo tribe case set for June 11
(California) -- Napa County and a local Indian tribe will be giving oral arguments before a federal appellate court June 11 in San Francisco, as the county is seeking to...

6/1/2013

article Court arguments in Wappo tribe case set for June 11
(California) -- Napa County and a local Indian tribe will be giving oral arguments before a federal appellate court June 11 in San Francisco, as the county is seeking to...

3/31/2013

article Wappo chair to speak in Santa Rosa
(California) -- The chairman of a local Native American tribe that’s currently fighting to regain federal recognition will give a talk about the effort at Santa...

3/19/2013

article Thompson asks for vigilance in Wappo case
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, pressed a U.S. Department of Interior official on Tuesday with questions about how vigorously the federal...

2/9/2013

article Federal judge to decide Wappo status / Negotiations with feds reached impasse
(California) -- A local Indian tribe will likely place the fate of its lawsuit against the U.S. government in the hands of a judge, and its pursuit of federal...

11/15/2012

article County officials take Wappo fight to Washington
(California) -- Having lost a series of legal rulings in court, Napa County has turned to lobbying in Washington, D.C., in its ongoing dispute with the Mishewal Wappo...

11/12/2012

article OP/ED: Napa County should negotiate with Wappo
(California) -- Back in the late 1940s, the country was rebounding from a wartime economy and trying to satisfy the pent-up needs of a rapidly growing economy and...

10/29/2012

article Sonoma, Napa counties appeal judge's decision on Wappo tribe's federal lawsuit
(California) -- Sonoma and Napa county officials continue to fight an Alexander Valley tribe's efforts to gain federal recognition, fearing that it will open the...

10/16/2012

article County to appeal its ouster from Wappo suit
(California) -- Last month, a judge kicked Napa County out of a local Indian tribe’s lawsuit that seeks federal recognition, but the county isn’t accepting...

10/8/2012

article LETTER: Casino development impacts our culture
(California) -- It is obvious that the Mishewal Wappo, if recognized as a tribe with sovereign rights in the Napa Valley, intend to build a casino. The opening of a...

10/7/2012

article Judge dismisses Napa, Sonoma counties from Wappo lawsuit
(California) -- A local Indian tribe has won the latest skirmish in a legal battle with Napa and Sonoma counties, although Napa County officials say the war's not...

10/3/2012

article Napa County tossed out of Wappo tribal lawsuit
(California) -- A federal judge last week removed Napa County from a local Indian tribe's lawsuit against the U.S. government, a move county officials fear will...

8/4/2012

article Opinions vary on pros, cons of Native American–run casinos
(California) -- While members of the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley continue their fight in federal court to regain federal recognition, Native Americans and...

7/10/2012

article Fear of Indian gaming an old issue for AmCan
(California) -- Fears of Indian gaming have mobilized Napa County and its cities to oppose ongoing efforts by the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley to get federal...

7/1/2012

article Many in Congress back arguments about Wappo tribe recognition
(California) -- Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, said Friday most of his congressional colleagues agree that Congress and not the courts have the power to recognize...

6/29/2012

article Hearing Held On Status Of Wappo Tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- A hearing by the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee was held on June 27 in part to discuss...

6/28/2012

article Alexander Valley tribal leader spars with Thompson over casino
(California) -- The leader of Alexander Valley’s Wappo Indians on Thursday disagreed sharply with Rep. Mike Thompson’s assertion that the tribe will try to...

6/27/2012

article Hearing Examines How Indian Tribes Are Recognized
(Washington D.C.) -- The dispute between two California counties and an Indian tribe is one of the issues under consideration in today's House Indian Affairs Subcmte...
article Napa County, Mishewal Wappo make case before Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The battle between Napa County and a local Indian tribe pursuing federal recognition shifted to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, as county and tribal...

6/26/2012

article Hearing Examines How Indian Tribes Are Recognized
(Washington D.C.) -- The dispute between two California counties and an Indian tribe is one of the issues under consideration in today's House Natural Resources...

6/25/2012

article Congressional panel to hear local Wappo case
(Washington D.C.) -- The dispute between Napa County and a local Indian tribe is heading to the floor of Congress on Wednesday.

6/23/2012

article Napa County Supervisor, Indian tribal leader to testify in D.C.
(California) -- Representatives of Napa County and the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley are scheduled to appear before a congressional subcommittee Wednesday...

5/28/2012

article LETTER: County responds to tribal recognition letter
(California) -- I, on behalf of Napa County and the Board of Supervisors, am responding to your letter regarding the efforts of the Mishewal Wappo of Alexander Valley to...

5/23/2012

article Fear of Indian gaming an old issue for AmCan
(California) -- Fears of Indian gaming have mobilized Napa County and its cities to oppose ongoing efforts by the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley to get federal...

5/20/2012

article An open letter to Supervisor Diane Dillon
(California) -- I am absolutely appalled by the way the county of Napa, not to mention the other counties, chose to handle its involvement with the Mishewal Wappo Tribe...

5/6/2012

article Casino concerns raise stakes for Napa in Wappo’s restoration quest
(California) -- If the Napa Valley was a plainer realm, without its bounty or its beauty, then perhaps this fight could be less fierce, and compromise more easily...

5/5/2012

article LETTER: Tribal casino will attract Napans
(California) -- It seems everyone in Napa is worried about an tribal casino being built here. People are trying to have it stopped by complaining and writing letters,...

3/10/2012

article LETTER: Linton Brown: Mill Creek
(California) -- Editor: In his March 6 column, "Another Mill Creek massacre," Richard Mazzucchi crafts an overwrought emotional image of impending doom. He...

3/9/2012

article Counties, Lawmakers Oppose Tribe’s Federal Recognition for Fear of Napa Valley Casino
(California) -- In an effort to privatize California’s smaller Indian reservations, Congress stripped the Mishewal Wappos and 40 other tribes of their tribal...

3/8/2012

article Counties say: ‘inconvenient truths’ lie in tribe’s past
(California) -- Napa and Sonoma counties are pushing back against a local Indian tribe’s attempt to kick them out of its lawsuit against the U.S. government...

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