Throughout California, a growing number of people are battling tribes over land, water, traffic and a wide range of civil claims, including auto accidents, personal injuries, firings and broken contracts. Supreme Court rulings that have affirmed their sovereignty — their status as autonomous nations — and backed by the best lawyers and lobbyists gambling revenues can buy, California Indians are racking up most of the victories.And these days, the Indians have the legal firepower. California, with 107 federally recognized reservations and rancherias, has become the front line in the struggle over sovereignty.“You can’t even believe what it is to be the little person going up against a sovereign nation — they blow us off,” said Bowling, a water delivery specialist for the city of San Diego.
Two dozen of Bowling’s fellow homeowners in the Old Barona Road Association have watched their wells — and their property values — dry up while their Indian neighbors consume nearly a million gallons a day.
The association has pleaded with the tribe and complained to elected officials, only to run into a wall of sovereignty that protects Indian tribes from state and local laws.
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