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Muwekma Ohlone Tribe (Muwekma) petitions this court to order the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior and the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs (collectively Interior) to recognize it as an Indian tribe. Muwekma filed a “petition for acknowledgement” with Interior in 1995, which Interior denied in 2002. Muwekma challenged the denial in district court and, after Uncertainty over casino rights delays vote on supporting Muwekma Tribe recognition . By Bryce Druzin – Economic development reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal . Oct 5, 2016, 5:39am PDT. A The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe comprises all of the known surviving Native American lineages indigenous to the San Francisco Bay region who trace their ancestry through the Mission Dolores, Mission Santa Clara and Mission San Jose and who descend from members of the historic Federally Recognized Verona Band of Alameda County. They received a favorable opinion from the U.S. District in Washington, D The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of California once met with the mayor of a Bay Area city to discuss a possible casino. The tribe discussed the idea with Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown. The tribe is based out of San Jose. Get the Story: Indian tribe unable to get recognition (The San Francisco Chronicle 9/10) Today on Indianz.Com: The aboriginal homeland of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe includes the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, most of Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, and portions of Napa, Santa Cruz, Solano and San Joaquin. This large contiguous geographical area, which historically crosscuts aboriginal linguistic and tribal boundaries, fell under the sphere of influence of the aforementioned three According to documents, the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 13,000 years. There are currently about 550 living members. The tribe’s federal recognition was stripped away in 1927 following the 1925 publication of Kroeber’s Handbook, erroneously declaring the Muwekma extinct. The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe ("Muwekma," "the Tribe," or "the plaintiff") [2] *107 brings this action under the United States Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"), 5 U.S.C. §§ 554, 701-706 (2000), seeking review of the "Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe" ("Final Determination"), 67 Fed.Reg. 58,-631 (2002), issued by the Department

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