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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.

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.

'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.

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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to protect homelands

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to protect homelands (May 2, 2019)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing progress on a bill to protect its reservation from being taken out of trust.

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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits action on bill to keep reservation in trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits action on bill to keep reservation in trust (March 28, 2019)

A bill to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to generate controversy on Capitol Hill.

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.

Lawmakers in New York consider yet another expansion of non-Indian gaming

Lawmakers in New York consider yet another expansion of non-Indian gaming (March 20, 2019)

Non-Indian developers are waving big dollar signs in front of lawmakers in New York.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust (March 19, 2019)

The federal government hasn't taken a tribe's trust land out of trust since the termination era but it could happen in the Trump administration.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pamunkey Tribe partners with billionaire developer in push for casino

Pamunkey Tribe partners with billionaire developer in push for casino (April 25, 2018)

The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is working with a billionaire developer as it seeks to open the first casino in Virginia, an endeavor characterized by numerous hurdles.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill (April 24, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing support in the nation's capital for a bill to protect its homelands but the situation looks a little different back home.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes another bill to protect homelands

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes another bill to protect homelands (March 26, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is gaining more support on Capitol Hill as it defends its homelands and gaming plans from litigation.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bill to reaffirm status of homelands

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bill to reaffirm status of homelands (March 21, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is welcoming a new bill that reaffirms the trust status of its homelands in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waits for Trump team's decision on casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waits for Trump team's decision on casino (February 22, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still doesn't know when the Trump administration will make a decision on its long-delayed casino in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits Trump team's decision on casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits Trump team's decision on casino (February 8, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is still waiting for the Trump administration to make a decision on its long-delayed casino in Massachusetts.

Billionaire casino mogul who trashed tribes steps down from post

Billionaire casino mogul who trashed tribes steps down from post (February 7, 2018)

Steve Wynn, the billionaire gaming mogul who trashed tribes as he pursued a commercial casino in Massachusetts, has stepped down from his namesake company.

Massachusetts casino under investigation due to sexual misconduct

Massachusetts casino under investigation due to sexual misconduct (February 1, 2018)

A billionaire gaming mogul who trashed tribes could lose a commercial casino license after being accused of sexual misconduct.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe makes layoffs as gaming project stalls

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe makes layoffs as gaming project stalls (January 30, 2018)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has laid off employees and closed its gaming agency amid uncertainty surrounding its long-delayed casino in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts casino under review after report of top executive's sexual misconduct

Massachusetts casino under review after report of top executive's sexual misconduct (January 29, 2018)

A commercial casino in Massachusetts is being reviewed after The Wall Street Journal reported on numerous claims of sexual misconduct by mogul Steve Wynn.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe moves forward with Class II gaming facility

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe moves forward with Class II gaming facility (January 11, 2018)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe won't be using a community center for a new casino but gaming plans are still moving forward in Massachusetts.

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 calls Trump team for help on eve of Thanksgiving

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe calls Trump team for help on eve of Thanksgiving (November 22, 2017)

In his first Thanksgiving proclamation, President Trump credited the Wampanoag people with helping the Pilgrims survive. The tribe wants the favor returned.