Landowner hopes to start development on sacred Pomo site

A landowner hopes to start work on a long-delayed project on Rattlesnake Island, the ancestral Pomo village.

John Nady owns the 58-acre island. He received approval from the board of supervisors in Lake County to build two cabins and a standalone bathroom over the objections of the Elem Pomo Tribe.

“We hope to have it built by next summer. But we hoped to have it built by next summer five years ago,” Nady told The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Nady bought the island for $2.5 million. The tribe says it was stolen from the Pomo people.

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