Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Can Move Ahead With Casino
The federal government has placed Mashpee Wampanoag tribal lands in trust as a reservation, paving the way for the Cape Cod tribe to begin construction of a casino in Taunton.
The U.S. Department of Interior's designation was published in the federal register on Friday, less than two months after the…
Feds Takes Tribal Lands In Mashpee And Taunton In Trust
(Associated Press)  -  The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe says the federal government has taken ownership of tribal lands in Mashpee and Taunton and placed the properties into trust for the tribe's benefit.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell said Thursday the tribe&apos…
Taunton And Tribal Officials Celebrate Land-In-Trust Decision
Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and Taunton city officials on Monday touted the economic benefits of a $500 million casino the tribe hopes to build in the southeastern Massachusetts city.
Mayor Thomas Hoye said the city would see at least $8 million annually from casino revenues and have the casino operator …
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. The move begins a one-month comment period before the decision is …
Feds Discuss Changing Tribal Recognition Process
The federal Department of the Interior held a hearing in Massachusetts on its plan to make it easier for American Indian tribes to gain federal recognition.
The Tuesday morning hearing, at the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's community center on Cape Cod, is the last in series of meetings on the propos…
Patrick Signs Casino Compact With Mashpee Wampanoags
Leaders of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe say they're confident a revised casino compact with Massachusetts will be approved by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.
 
    Gov. Deval Patrick signed the compact Friday in a brief Statehouse ceremony.
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State Lawmakers Approve Revised Casino Compact
The Massachusetts Senate has approved a revised casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which is seeking to build a resort casino in Taunton.
 
    The agreement, reached between the tribe and the governor in March, was approved Thursday on a voic…

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