Despite the fact that its reservation is situated 100 miles to the north, in Ukiah, Mendocino County, the Guidiville Rancheria claimed the Point Molate promontory should be transferred to the tribe under the “restored lands” provision of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The tribe said its ancestors had once inhabited the Bay hundreds of years ago.
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CA Senator Dianne Feinstein and former Senator Barbara Boxer were against the casino plan for Point Molate, which we wrote about in 2009.
Guidiville is a tribe, one of many which has disenrolled over 11,000 Native Americans, stripping rightful members of their Native identity.