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News, Feature The Little Tribe That Could

The Little Tribe That Could

In the arcane and often contradictory world known as Indian Country, the Muwekma Ohlone have long been a special case. Claiming San Francisco and much of the Bay Area as their ancestral homeland, the Muwekma, about 450 strong, are the…
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News, Feature Father of a Nation

Father of a Nation

On Dec. 29, 2000 -- his last day as director of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs -- Kevin Gover signed paperwork legitimizing a band of 53 people, most of them children, as the sovereign Koi Nation. He took the…
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News, Feature Jackpot


When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's deal with the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to San Pablo came unraveled in August -- amid an outcry over potential traffic congestion -- among the naysayers was a veteran Bay…
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