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Ruffey Rancheria faces fire as rival tribe questions legitimacy
Ruffey Rancheria faces fire as rival tribe questions legitimacy (July 23, 2018)

A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria continues to generate controversy in California.


Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses appeal in federal recognition lawsuit
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses appeal in federal recognition lawsuit (April 26, 2017)

The California tribe waited too long after being terminated to bring the case, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Mishewal Wappo Tribe returns to court to seek federal recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe returns to court to seek federal recognition (March 21, 2017)

The California-based tribe was targeted for termination in the 1950s.


Mishewal Wappo Tribe files appeal in federal recognition case
Mishewal Wappo Tribe files appeal in federal recognition case (May 18, 2015)

A federal judge ruled that the tribe waited too long after being listed for termination to sue the government.


Mishewal Wappo Tribe to appeal decision in recognition lawsuit
Mishewal Wappo Tribe to appeal decision in recognition lawsuit (March 26, 2015)

Chairman Scott Gabaldon calls the ruling 'just another bump' on the road to sovereignty.


Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suit
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses decision in federal recognition suit (March 24, 2015)

The judge said the tribe waited too long to challenge its termination under the California Rancheria Act of 1958.


Mishewal Wappo Tribe waits for decision in recognition lawsuit
Mishewal Wappo Tribe waits for decision in recognition lawsuit (February 26, 2015)

Judge Edward J. Davila is promising a decision on or around March 31.


California county opposes changes to federal recognition rules
California county opposes changes to federal recognition rules (August 11, 2014)

Officials in Napa County also oppose federal recognition for the Mishewal Wappo Tribe.


Decision awaited on Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition
Decision awaited on Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition (June 10, 2014)

The tribe lost its federal status in 1961 under a termination law passed by Congress.


Editorial: County rises to counter threat of federal recognition
Editorial: County rises to counter threat of federal recognition (August 1, 2013)

Newspaper praises county for opposing federal recognition for the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of California.


Mishewal Wappo Tribe identifies backers of federal recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe identifies backers of federal recognition (July 31, 2013)

The Mishewal Wappo Tribe of California is being backed by two brothers who run a trucking company.


Mishewal Wappo Tribe back in court in federal recognition suit
Mishewal Wappo Tribe back in court in federal recognition suit (July 26, 2013)

The Mishewal Wappo Tribe of California was back in court on Thursday in an effort to regain federal recognition.


Hearing scheduled in Mishewal Wappo  Tribe's recognition case
Hearing scheduled in Mishewal Wappo Tribe's recognition case (July 8, 2013)

After failing to reach a settlement with the Obama administration, the Mishewal Wappo Tribe is headed back to court with its federal recognition lawsuit.


9th Circuit   to hear appeal in Mishewal Wappo recognition case
9th Circuit to hear appeal in Mishewal Wappo recognition case (June 3, 2013)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit.


Lawmaker  avoids speaking   name of tribe seeking recognition
Lawmaker avoids speaking name of tribe seeking recognition (March 20, 2013)

Rep. Mike Thompson (D-California) took pains to avoid mentioning the Mishewal Wappo Tribe by name during a hearing on federal recognition on Tuesday. Thompson used the term "particular tribe" twice...


County lobbies BIA against Mishewal Wappo Tribe  recognition
County lobbies BIA against Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition (November 16, 2012)

Officials in Napa County, California, met with Kevin Washburn, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to lobby against federal recognition for the Mishewal Wappo Tribe. The county...


Opinion: Don't fight Mishewal Wappo Tribe's federal recognition
Opinion: Don't fight Mishewal Wappo Tribe's federal recognition (November 13, 2012)

"We see a similar scenario playing out again in Napa County’s battle with the Wappo tribe and its quest for federal recognition. Rather than realistically assessing the current political environment...


Mishewal Wappo Tribe  aims to regain federal status and land
Mishewal Wappo Tribe aims to regain federal status and land (October 30, 2012)

The Mishewal Wappo Tribe is hoping to regain land along with federal recognition. The tribe was listed for termination by an act of Congress in 1959. A lawsuit claims the...


County seeks to rejoin Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition case
County seeks to rejoin Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition case (October 17, 2012)

Napa County in California will ask the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to rejoin the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit. A federal judge removed the county from the tribe's...


Judge removes counties from Mishewal Wappo  recognition suit
Judge removes counties from Mishewal Wappo recognition suit (October 4, 2012)

A federal judge removed two counties in California from the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit. Napa County and Sonoma County lack "significant protectable interests," Judge Edward Davila wrote in...


Mishewal Wappo Tribe testifies at hearing on federal recognition
Mishewal Wappo Tribe testifies at hearing on federal recognition (June 26, 2012)

Potential federal recognition of the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of California will be discussed at a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs on Thursday. The tribe...


Opinion: Mishewal Wappo Tribe does not qualify for recognition
Opinion: Mishewal Wappo Tribe does not qualify for recognition (May 29, 2012)

"Napa County does not oppose federal recognition of any group of Native Americans, so long as the group can satisfy the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) requirements for initial recognition...


Mishewal Wappo Tribe's recognition backed by unknown group
Mishewal Wappo Tribe's recognition backed by unknown group (May 24, 2012)

The Mishewal Wappo Tribe of California is being backed by an unknown group of investors as it seeks to regain federal recognition. The tribe was terminated by an act of...


Letter: Appalling treatment of Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition
Letter: Appalling treatment of Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition (May 21, 2012)

"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 of Alexander Valley’s...


Editorial: Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition a serious issue
Editorial: Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition a serious issue (May 3, 2012)

"Whenever American Canyon City Attorney William Ross characterizes a situation as serious, we believe him. “Serious” is how Ross described the efforts for federal recognition of the Mishewal Wappo Tribe...


Tribe asks judge to remove counties from recognition case
Tribe asks judge to remove counties from recognition case (February 22, 2012)

The Mishewal Wappo Tribe wants two counties in California removed from its federal recognition lawsuit. Napa and Sonoma counties intervened in the tribe's lawsuit against the Interior Department. The tribe...


Judge blocks an appeal in Mishewal Wappo recognition case
Judge blocks an appeal in Mishewal Wappo recognition case (February 3, 2012)

A federal judge won't allow two California counties to appeal a decision in the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit. Napa and Sonoma counties lost a motion to dismiss the...


Counties trying to appeal Mishewal Wappo    recognition case
Counties trying to appeal Mishewal Wappo recognition case (January 18, 2012)

Two California counties are seeking permission to appeal a decision in the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit. Napa and Sonoma counties intervened in the lawsuit and tried to have...


Counties want legal fees after losing Mishewal Wappo ruling
Counties want legal fees after losing Mishewal Wappo ruling (November 9, 2011)

Two California counties are asking for legal fees even after losing a critical ruling in the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit. Last month, a federal judge said the arguments...


Judge refuses to block Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition
Judge refuses to block Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition (October 26, 2011)

A federal judge won't stop the Obama administration from extending federal recognition to the Mishewal Wappo Tribe. The tribe was terminated by an act of Congress in 1959. But the...


DOJ wants two   counties out of  Mishewal Wappo Tribe's  lawsuit
DOJ wants two counties out of Mishewal Wappo Tribe's lawsuit (April 8, 2011)

The Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to remove two counties from the federal recognition lawsuit of the Mishewal Wappo Tribe. Napa County and Sonoma County were allowed...