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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe loses appeal in homelands case

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe loses appeal in homelands case (March 2, 2020)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe isn't giving up despite a negative ruling from a federal appeals court.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe stands alone in battle for homelands

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe stands alone in battle for homelands (January 30, 2020)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is heading to court to defend the status of its reservation in Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends sovereignty in gaming case

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends sovereignty in gaming case (January 27, 2020)

Class II gaming is not subject to state or local jurisdiction but a federal judge is trying to force the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to cede authority anyway.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues to fight for gaming rights

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues to fight for gaming rights (July 17, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe plans to appeal a judge's decision that places construction of a long-awaited casino under local jurisdiction.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to seek local permits to build casino

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to seek local permits to build casino (June 20, 2019)

Despite winning a landmark sovereignty case, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is being forced to seek local approval to construct a building that will house a Class II gaming facility.

'You were right and I was wrong': Judge concedes to Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe

'You were right and I was wrong': Judge concedes to Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe (May 31, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe was back in court to defend its sovereignty amid opposition to a long-delayed gaming facility.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes back opening date of long-awaited casino

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes back opening date of long-awaited casino (May 29, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is heading back to court to defend its sovereignty.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights (May 6, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is being forced to defend its sovereignty again.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts construction on long-awaited gaming facility

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts construction on long-awaited gaming facility (February 25, 2019)

After years of legal and political debates, the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino is finally a reality.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still working with backer of derailed casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still working with backer of derailed casino (December 4, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe isn't the only one reeling from the Trump administration's termination-era decisions.

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas (September 14, 2018)

Two tribes whose casinos are being threatened with closure are getting a big assist from Washington.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe solidifying plans for long-awaited casino

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe solidifying plans for long-awaited casino (September 10, 2018)

With the Chickasaw Nation as a partner, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is looking at a $12 million investment in its first casino.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe vows fight to protect casino after loss in court

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe vows fight to protect casino after loss in court (February 7, 2018)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is already pursuing an appeal after a federal judge said the tribe's gaming facility in Texas was illegal.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails win in long-running sovereignty case

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails win in long-running sovereignty case (January 10, 2018)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is once again calling for talks in Massachusetts after securing victory in a long-running sovereignty case.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe scores big win in long-running sovereignty case

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe scores big win in long-running sovereignty case (January 8, 2018)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe will finally be able to open a gaming facility after the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to a long-running sovereignty dispute.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as Supreme Court delays action in sovereignty dispute

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as Supreme Court delays action in sovereignty dispute (December 11, 2017)

While the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered good news to one tribe and its homelands, another must wait longer for an answer.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe awaits answer from Supreme Court in sovereignty case

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe awaits answer from Supreme Court in sovereignty case (November 28, 2017)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is hoping to move forward with a casino on its reservation, so long as the Supreme Court turns back opponents in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid (August 15, 2017)

The leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of plans for a long-delayed casino even though the Trump administration was prepared to kill the project.

Casino opponents ask Supreme Court to hear Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe case

Casino opponents ask Supreme Court to hear Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe case (August 9, 2017)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe has been trying to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but continues to see opposition in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid

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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit

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

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

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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit

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.

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos

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.

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case

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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan

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

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

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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asks 1st Circuit to hear gaming case

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asks 1st Circuit to hear gaming case (February 3, 2016)

A federal judge determined that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act does not apply to the tribe's reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters (January 29, 2016)

The tribe still hopes to open a casino on its reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Chairman Tobias Vanderhoop said.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work (January 6, 2016)

A federal judge ruled that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 does not apply to the reservation but the tribe is appealing.

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming (November 24, 2015)

Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino case

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino case (November 23, 2015)

The tribe isn't give up on plans to open a gaming facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino case

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino case (November 16, 2015)

A federal judge determines that the tribe lacks 'governmental power' over its own reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for gaming rights in court

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for gaming rights in court (August 13, 2015)

A judge considers whether the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act supersedes a land claim settlement act that subjects the reservation to state and local laws.

State suffers setback in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino suit

State suffers setback in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino suit (July 3, 2014)

The state claims the tribe gave up its gaming rights under a land claim settlement.

Judge upholds tribal provision in Massachusetts casino law

Judge upholds tribal provision in Massachusetts casino law (January 10, 2014)

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged a tribal provision in the Massachusetts gaming law.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces opposition to casino bid

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces opposition to casino bid (November 13, 2013)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is facing opposition to its plan for a Class II gaming facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still wants to join gaming lawsuit

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still wants to join gaming lawsuit (July 2, 2013)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is still seeking to intervene in a gaming lawsuit in Massachusetts. The tribe asserted its gaming rights in a lawsuit filed by a non-Indian developer. A federal judge, however, said the state can represent any tribal...

Hearing delayed in lawsuit over Massachusetts tribal casino

Hearing delayed in lawsuit over Massachusetts tribal casino (March 19, 2013)

Rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. A federal judge delayed a hearing into a lawsuit that challenges a tribal casino preference in Massachusetts. H.3702, the state's gaming law, reserves the casino in...

Judge to hear from parties in Massachusetts gaming law case

Judge to hear from parties in Massachusetts gaming law case (December 13, 2012)

A court hearing on Monday looks to be a busy affair as a federal judge sorts out a gaming dispute in Massachusetts. K.G. Urban Enterprises, a non-Indian developer, sued the state in order to compete for a casino under H.3702....

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe seeks to intervene in gaming suit

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe seeks to intervene in gaming suit (September 10, 2012)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is seeking to join a lawsuit that challenges H.3702, the Massachusetts gaming law. The law reserves a casino in southeastern Massachusetts for "a federally recognized tribe." But state officials have locked the Aquinnah out of the...