Wappo

Activists continue to defend the ancient indigenous burial ground at Glen Cove, south of Vallejo, California, against plans by the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (a local parks and recreation administration) to turn the area into a park with a parking lot, restrooms, a paved trail etc. June 4th, 2011, marked the 50th day of protest at the site. Indigenous groups with historical ties to the site include the Ohlone, Patwin (Wintun), Bay Miwok, Coast Miwok, Wappo, and Tule River Yokuts. (h/t Censored News)
(Photo via Protect Glen Cove)

Activists continue to defend the ancient indigenous burial ground at Glen Cove, south of Vallejo, California, against plans by the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (a local parks and recreation administration) to build a parking lot, restrooms, paved trail etc on the burial site. July 5th, 2011, marked the 83rd day of protest at the site. Indigenous groups with historical ties to the site include the Ohlone, Patwin (Wintun), Bay Miwok, Coast Miwok, Wappo, and Tule River Yokuts. (See also: 1, 2, 3)
(Photo via Protect Glen Cove)

Mishewal Wapoo Tribe files appeal in federal recognition case


The Mishewal Wappo Tribe of California is taking its federal recognition lawsuit to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.The tribe was listed for termination under the California Rancheria Act of 1958. A lawsuit filed in 2009 claimed the Bureau of Indian Affairs did not carry out the process in a rightful manner.

Wappo tribe appeals court ruling


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 ruled against the tribe’s request for federal recognition. The tribe on Friday filed an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.