Bureau of Indian Affairs

Taunton Property Owners File Suit To Block Tribal Casino
A group of Taunton property owners have filed suit in Federal Court hoping to block a $500 million casino in Taunton being planned by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
The Boston Globe says the lawsuit claims the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs made a mistake when it designated a 150-acre site as reserva…
Encouraging Decision For Mashpee Wampanoags
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is pointing to a recent legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Interior as a major boost for its bid to have land placed into trust for a resort casino in Taunton.
 
    The department said tribes are not required to have been federally recognized bef…
Mashpee Tribe Enters “Final Stages” With Federal Agency
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe says it has entered the final stage of its federal land-in-trust request for a proposed casino in Taunton.
 
    Tribal chairman Cedric Cromwell said in a statement on Tuesday that the time period set aside for public input has ended and the tribe and th…
Tribal Casino Compact Advances On Beacon Hill
After being stalled on Beacon Hill for months, a casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is getting a push forward.
 
    A legislative committee on Tuesday voted in favor of the compact and sent it the full House and Senate for final approval...
Gov. Patrick Finalizing Compact With Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
 
Gov. Deval Patrick says he is close to finalizing a new casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe but plans to run it by federal officials before submitting it for final approval.
The governor is trying to avoid a repeat of last year's event, when an agreement he signed with the tribe was appr…