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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.

Non-Indian gaming company sues Trump administration over tribal agreements

Non-Indian gaming company sues Trump administration over tribal agreements (August 7, 2019)

A non-Indian company is still trying to derail the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

'There was no substance': Ryan Zinke claims exoneration in Indian gaming scandal

'There was no substance': Ryan Zinke claims exoneration in Indian gaming scandal (July 23, 2019)

The former leader of the Department of the Interior is telling the media and energy interests that he's been cleared of wrongdoing.

President Trump's Indian gaming pick up for confirmation hearing

President Trump's Indian gaming pick up for confirmation hearing (July 23, 2019)

Donald Trump was openly hostile to tribes when he was in the casino business. Now he gets to pick the federal official overseeing the Indian gaming industry.

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.

Mohegan Tribe continues to expand gaming footprint around the globe

Mohegan Tribe continues to expand gaming footprint around the globe (June 12, 2019)

The Mohegan Tribe has expanded its gaming and entertainment portfolio to Canada amid ongoing efforts closer to home.

'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.

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects (May 23, 2019)

Non-Indian interests have hired lobbyists close to President Donald Trump in hopes of derailing tribes. The strategy appears to be working.

Non-Indian firms that fought tribes in talks for sale of gaming property

Non-Indian firms that fought tribes in talks for sale of gaming property (May 21, 2019)

'Makes no sense at all,' one gaming consultant said of the potential deal in Massachusetts.

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.

Non-Indian firm keeps gaming license despite sexual misconduct scandal

Non-Indian firm keeps gaming license despite sexual misconduct scandal (April 30, 2019)

Billionaire mogul Steve Wynn trashed tribes in bidding for a casino license in Massachusetts. His legacy lives on.

New Interior leader had 'absolutely nothing to do with' stalled tribal casino

New Interior leader had 'absolutely nothing to do with' stalled tribal casino (April 17, 2019)

David Bernhardt gets credit for doing a lot at the Department of the Interior. Except when it might get him into trouble.

Indian gaming industry grows in revenues but not in number of facilities

Indian gaming industry grows in revenues but not in number of facilities (March 27, 2019)

The number of tribal casinos has remained relatively the same in recent years despite overall growth in revenues.

Democrats plan to vote against homelands bill for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Democrats plan to vote against homelands bill for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (March 25, 2019)

A bill to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is facing opposition from Rhode Island's delegation in Congress.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe no longer being financed by backer of stalled casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe no longer being financed by backer of stalled casino (March 4, 2019)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to see setbacks as it battles the Trump administration in court.

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 faces new obstacle in bid to protect homelands

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces new obstacle in bid to protect homelands (February 18, 2019)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is facing a familiar foe as it seeks to prevent its reservation from being taken out of trust by the Trump administration.

'Significant political pressure': Former Secretary Zinke under scrutiny in tribal lawsuit

'Significant political pressure': Former Secretary Zinke under scrutiny in tribal lawsuit (February 15, 2019)

Ryan Zinke has left the Trump administration but his Indian Country legal troubles are far from over.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asserts role in gaming talks in Massachusetts

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asserts role in gaming talks in Massachusetts (January 28, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wants to be at the table as regulators in Massachusetts address the future of gaming.

'Tribal Winds': Long-delayed gaming project back on the agenda in Connecticut

'Tribal Winds': Long-delayed gaming project back on the agenda in Connecticut (January 28, 2019)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are renewing efforts to open a casino that has been stalled by the Trump administration.

Democrats opposed bill to protect homelands of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Democrats opposed bill to protect homelands of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (January 11, 2019)

Democrats from Rhode Island are making it clear that they do not #StandWithMashpee or with a tribe in their own backyard.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes introduction of homelands legislation

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes introduction of homelands legislation (January 9, 2019)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is in danger of seeing its homelands taken out of trust for the first time since the termination era.

Tribes see decline in revenues as new casino remains in limbo

Tribes see decline in revenues as new casino remains in limbo (January 7, 2019)

When it comes to gaming, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe didn't have such a great 2018.

Tribes welcome bill to advance casino stalled by Trump administration

Tribes welcome bill to advance casino stalled by Trump administration (December 13, 2018)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are tired of waiting on the Trump administration.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe aims to open casino in the summer

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe aims to open casino in the summer (December 12, 2018)

Details remain scarce about the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe warns of losses due to stalled casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe warns of losses due to stalled casino (December 10, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is facing a bleak winter thanks to the Trump administration.

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.

Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut

Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut (November 15, 2018)

The two tribal casinos in Connecticut each reported a 10 percent decline in slot machine revenues, a sign of growing competition in New England.

News reports link Secretary Zinke's criminal woes to tribal gaming

News reports link Secretary Zinke's criminal woes to tribal gaming (November 1, 2018)

A tribal lobbying scandal during the George W. Bush era led to criminal indictments. It looks like another one is brewing in the nation's capital.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation seeks to revive gaming lawsuit

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation seeks to revive gaming lawsuit (October 17, 2018)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is firing back at the Trump administration as plans for a new casino remain in limbo.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues work on gaming project

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues work on gaming project (October 17, 2018)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is working with the Chickasaw Nation on a long-awaited casino.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation sees setback in case against Trump administration

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation sees setback in case against Trump administration (October 2, 2018)

The Trump administration has delayed a tribally-owned casino in Connecticut, a move that benefits a non-Indian rival.

Tribes see dip in slot machine revenues as rival opens new facility

Tribes see dip in slot machine revenues as rival opens new facility (September 18, 2018)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe have entered a new era in gaming.

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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces opposition to homelands legislation

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces opposition to homelands legislation (September 5, 2018)

Politicians from Rhode Island are lining up against the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Pocasset Tribe benefits from opening of non-Indian gaming facility

Pocasset Tribe benefits from opening of non-Indian gaming facility (September 3, 2018)

The Pocasset Tribe is welcoming the debut of a new casino in Rhode Island.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe lands big partner for gaming project

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe lands big partner for gaming project (August 22, 2018)

Though plans remain in development, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is serious about Indian gaming.

Tribes see decline in slot machine revenues as they await new arrival

Tribes see decline in slot machine revenues as they await new arrival (August 15, 2018)

With a non-Indian rival about to open a new facility, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are entering a new era.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still working on casino after court victory

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still working on casino after court victory (July 20, 2018)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hasn't opened a casino this summer as planned but gaming is still on the agenda.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation makes first entry into online gaming

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation makes first entry into online gaming (June 28, 2018)

Gamblers around the world can place bets on a roulette wheel at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues

Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues (June 19, 2018)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw mixed results in slot machine revenues as they get ready to break ground on a new development.

Tribes plan to break ground on long-awaited casino in Connecticut

Tribes plan to break ground on long-awaited casino in Connecticut (June 14, 2018)

Despite being kept in the dark by the Trump administration, the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes plan to open a new casino in 2020.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as gaming industry advances in Massachusetts

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as gaming industry advances in Massachusetts (June 11, 2018)

As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sits in limbo before the Trump administration, non-Indian interests make strides in Massachusetts.

Trump administration reverses course on tribal gaming agreement in Connecticut

Trump administration reverses course on tribal gaming agreement in Connecticut (June 4, 2018)

After keeping the Mohegan Tribe in the dark for 10 months, the Trump team has finally spoken.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gains local support for homelands legislation

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gains local support for homelands legislation (May 22, 2018)

After seeing some initial opposition, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has gained local support for a bill to protect its homelands in Massachusetts.