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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as gaming industry advances in Massachusetts
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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
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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
Land Acquisitions
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Regulation
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
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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
Regulation
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Litigation
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
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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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid
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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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
Compacts
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.

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