On behalf of the Guidiville Tribe, thank you for visiting the Point Molate Destination Resort website. We hope you find it helpful and informative. We also hope you will be inspired to join the hundreds of local residents and local organizations in vocal support of our development plan.
Our Tribe has ties to Point Molate and the East Bay dating back countless generations. Our ancestors used Point Molate, which actually used to be an island, as a base for fishing, trade and cultural exchange with other Native peoples in the region.
Our Tribe was first recognized by the federal government in 1909 and a reservation was established at that time. However, the federal government unilaterally terminated its legal relationship and obligations to California’s tribes through the California Rancheria Act of 1958. Our Tribe was illegally terminated by this law in 1960 leaving our tribe without a land base to sustain our people.
It took us more than 30 years to regain federal recognition. We fought a tough four-year legal battle and won restoration in 1991. However, our reservation lands were not returned. To this day, we remain essentially landless. Point Molate represents a great hope to our people for a new homeland.
Point Molate will serve as our reservation home. It will also be the base for our economic development plan, which will create thousands of jobs, steady revenue for the City of Richmond and the state of California, help restore precious open space and fragile eco-systems, and create new parks and recreation opportunities for the public.
As our home, we are committed to treating Point Molate with great care and great reverence. We understand today what our ancestors understood thousands of years ago: treat the earth well, for we are stewards of the land for all the generations to come.
Thank you again for visiting our site. And thank you for your support.