Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

Napa County continues to await ruling in Wappo case

June 10, 2014

The tribe has called building a casino an option it could consider if it receives federal recognition, although it would face stiff opposition locally if it tried to build one in Napa County. The tribe has aboriginal claims to land in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties, according to federal court records. Federal recognition would mean the tribe is considered a sovereign nation, and thus allowed to exempt land it takes into trust from local land-use and zoning laws.