California | Litigation
County cites gaming fears in Mishewal Wappo lawsuit

Officials in Sonoma County, California, say the Mishewal Wappo Tribe will try to build a casino if it wins federal recognition.

The county wants to intervene in the tribe's lawsuit against the Interior Department. The tribe says its interests will be affected by a decision or a settlement in the case.

The tribe says its first goal is to regain recognition. "We are trying to get back what was taken from us," Chairman Scott Gabaldon told The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.

A hearing in the case is scheduled for April 19.

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County: Alexander Valley tribe wants authority to build casino (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 3/9)

Earlier Stories:
Judge delays hearing over Mishewal Wappo recognition (2/2)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe not thinking about casino for now (1/20)