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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino (July 20, 2017)
With its land-into-trust application in doubt, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe could revive its casino by seeking a commercial license from the state of Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm
Business Deals | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm (July 7, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is eager to restart work on its casino in Massachusetts and so is a key partner.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust (July 6, 2017)
The Trump administration is asking the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for more information about its land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid (June 28, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is going back to court to defend its casino land-into-trust application amid signs of uncertainty from the Trump administration.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino (June 22, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe expects to hear a decision on its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts by June 27.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team (June 20, 2017)
A June 19 deadline came and went without word on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino (May 23, 2017)
The tribe's legal victory is on hold while opponents ask the nation's highest court to intervene.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute (May 12, 2017)
Opponents are planning to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of stopping the tribe from opening a Class II facility on its reservation.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team (May 8, 2017)
An answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is being promised by June 19.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees more opposition to gaming win
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees more opposition to gaming win (April 25, 2017)
The state of Massachusetts is joining efforts to overturn the tribe's victory.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win (April 21, 2017)
Casino opponents are preparing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute
Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute (April 17, 2017)
Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais called on officials in Massachusetts to drop their long-running attempts to assert jurisdiction over her people's homeland.

Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case
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Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case (April 11, 2017)
In a unanimous decision, a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe can use its reservation in Massachusetts for a modest casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute (April 3, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court's good news continues to spread across Indian Country.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case
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Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe enters new year with casino in limbo
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe enters new year with casino in limbo (January 2, 2017)
The $1 billion project is on hold as a result of litigation from casino opponents in Massachustts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C.
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C. (December 14, 2016)
The Massachusetts tribe had hoped to open the First Light Resort and Casino in the summer of 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit (December 9, 2016)
Both the Massachusetts tribe and the Department of Justice are taking the case to a higher court.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming (December 7, 2016)
A federal appeals court heard arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight (November 22, 2016)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in office
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in office (November 10, 2016)
What will Indian gaming look like with Republican Donald Trump in the White House?

Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode Island
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Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode Island (November 9, 2016)
Ballots are still being counted for a casino that would sit just 400 feet from the Massachusetts border.

Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casino
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Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casino (November 7, 2016)
The project site is right at the Massachusetts border, less than 20 miles from the casino being built by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit
Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit (October 26, 2016)
The tribe wants to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but the state of Massachusetts is opposed.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigation
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigation (October 14, 2016)
The First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts remains in limbo as a result of a land-into-trust lawsuit.

Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming deal
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Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming deal (September 29, 2016)
Kevin Washburn, the former Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, rejected the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's compact anyway.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land dispute
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land dispute (September 28, 2016)
A federal judge acknowledged the tribe's 'undeniable and compelling interest' in the outcome of a lawsuit filed by casino opponents.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (September 13, 2016)
Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (August 31, 2016)
Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (August 25, 2016)
The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and land
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and land (August 22, 2016)
The tribe's burial ground, headquarters and other important sites are in limbo as part of a court case.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land dispute
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land dispute (August 16, 2016)
Construction work on the First Light Resort and Casino has been put on hold amid legal uncertainty.

Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights
Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights (August 15, 2016)
Two federal court decisions decided one day apart considered the definitions of 'Indian' under the Indian Reorganization Act.

Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases (August 4, 2016)
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar continues to generate uncertainty for tribes across the nation.

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (August 2, 2016)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling (August 1, 2016)
The tribe expected to open First Light Resort and Casino about a year from now but that was before a federal judge stepped into the fray.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute (July 29, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs should not have approved the land-into-trust application for the tribe's casino in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled.

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (July 8, 2016)
The Massachusetts tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process is at issue in a closely-watched case.

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision (June 30, 2016)
Opponents argue that the casino site in Massachusetts should not have been placed in trust as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding (June 28, 2016)
A non-Indian gaming developer stopped contributing to the lawsuit but a lead plaintiff vows to see the battle through.

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case (June 21, 2016)
The case will determine whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs should have approved the land-into-trust application for the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Editorial: Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino bid leads to big fight
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Editorial: Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino bid leads to big fight (June 9, 2016)
If the tribe is successful in its appeal, it will not be the residents of tribal lands who will determine the character of Aquinnah — mostly friends and neighbors — but the majority of the tribe’s voting members.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (June 6, 2016)
The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (June 2, 2016)
A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal (June 1, 2016)
The tribe is currently barred from opening a Class II gaming facility on its reservation in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about anti-casino lawsuit
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about anti-casino lawsuit (May 31, 2016)
Casino opponents are asking a federal judge to halt construction on the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees large turnout for casino job fair
Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees large turnout for casino job fair (May 16, 2016)
Construction of the First Light Resort and Casino will support 1,000 jobs and the facility itself will put more than 2,600 people to work.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe invites all to casino job and vendor fair
Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe invites all to casino job and vendor fair (May 10, 2016)
Construction of the First Light Resort and Casino will support 1,000 jobs and the facility itself will put more than 2,600 people to work.

Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe overcomes hurdles with casino plan
Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe overcomes hurdles with casino plan (May 2, 2016)
Yet another obstacle -- in the form of a lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs -- might be losing financial support.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises rejection of rival casino bid
Openings & Closings | Regulation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises rejection of rival casino bid (April 28, 2016)
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 4 to 1 to deny a license for a commercial proposal less than 20 miles from the tribe's First Light Resort and Casino.

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