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Mashpee Tribe Says Taunton Casino One Step Closer

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe says it's a step closer to having land placed in trust for a proposed resort casino in Taunton.

The U.S. Department of Interior has released a final environmental impact statement on the 151-acre site

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.  Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Feds Hold Tribal Recognition Hearing In Mashpee

American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition

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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 before 1934 to be eligible for a land-in-trust designation by the Bureau of Indian Affairs

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SK - Cedric Cromwell Testifies At BCC
SK - Cedric Cromwell Testifies At BCC

Mass. Gaming Commission Weighs Opening Southeast Region

The state gambling commission has heard from advocates and opponents of extending an Indian tribe's exclusive right to develop a casino in southeastern Massachusetts.
 
    The commission met Thursday at Bristol Community College in Fall River as it considers opening the region to commercial bidders

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