Mashpee Wampanoag

Decision On Taunton Casino Due Next Week
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) _ A Massachusetts tribe is anticipating a decision from the federal government on 321 acres it wants designated as sovereign tribal land.
The Interior Department has notified the Mashpee Wampanoag that it will announce whether it will grant land in trust status to 170 acres in Mas…
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…
Wampanoag Casino Compact Gets Approval From Feds
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has gotten a green light to pursue a casino in Massachusetts after the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs opted to take no action to block a revised casino compact with the state.
 
    The bureau had rejected an earlier agreement.
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New Plans For Taunton Casino
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has unveiled a new design for a resort casino it hopes to build in Taunton if the tribe wins state and federal approvals for the project.
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 regio…

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