Cedric Cromwell

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.
But the tribal representatives, from New Jersey, Virginia, Missouri, New England and elsewh…
Good News For Taunton Casino
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…
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…