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Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions
National | Politics | Trust
Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions (October 20, 2017)
Congress is moving forward with an overdue budget plan that fails to take some of Indian Country's key interests into account.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
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Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

Pokanoket Nation signs agreement to preserve ancestral land in Rhode Island
Education | National
Pokanoket Nation signs agreement to preserve ancestral land in Rhode Island (September 25, 2017)
The Pokanoket Nation is ending a month-long encampment on ancestral territory after reaching an agreement with Brown University in Rhode Island.

Pokanoket Nation establishes encampment on land owned by Brown University
Education | National
Pokanoket Nation establishes encampment on land owned by Brown University (August 21, 2017)
The Pokanoket Nation set up an encampment in Rhode Island to assert ownership of a historically important village.

Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen aims to make history with Massachusetts campaign
Politics
Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen aims to make history with Massachusetts campaign (August 10, 2017)
It's hard to believe but a tribal citizen has never served in the Massachusetts Legislature. Jacob Ventura is hoping to change that.

Wampanoag tribes rebury remains of ancestral leader Massasoit
Environment | National
Wampanoag tribes rebury remains of ancestral leader Massasoit (May 16, 2017)
Ousameequin, who was known as the great sachem of the Wampanoag people, signed a peace treaty in 1621.

Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case
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Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (April 3, 2017)
After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe affirms election results after recount
Politics
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe affirms election results after recount (February 21, 2017)
Chairman Cedric Cromwell easily defeated his challenger while Vice Chairwoman Jessie Baird won re-election by four votes.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe heads to polls to choose slate of leaders
Politics
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe heads to polls to choose slate of leaders (February 2, 2017)
Five seats on the council, including the chair and vice chair position, are up for grabs.

Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle (December 12, 2016)
Mashpee Nine tells the story of a modern epidemic of anti-Native racism on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the survival—and triumph—of Native people practicing traditional ways in their own lands.

Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination
Opinion
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (November 21, 2016)
There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes President Obama to homeland
National | Politics
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes President Obama to homeland (August 8, 2016)
Chairman Tobias Vanderhoop thanked the president for 'being supportive of my people' as the Obamas came to Wampanoag territory for a vacation.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids
Health | National
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids (July 22, 2016)
At least 11 people -- all under of the age of 35 -- died after overdosing on opioids and two more deaths have been linked to drugs.

Charges filed over assault and battery of transgender Native man
Law | National
Charges filed over assault and battery of transgender Native man (July 8, 2016)
Jameson Fernandez, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, was attacked on May 30.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets ready for 95th annual powwow
National
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets ready for 95th annual powwow (June 29, 2016)
The weekend's events include the Fireball, a traditional ceremony that offers healing for people who are ill, a clambake, dance and drum contests and a princess competition.

Film exposes police harassment of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Arts & Entertainment | National
Film exposes police harassment of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (June 28, 2016)
'Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On' is seeing its premiere in Massachusetts.

Paula Peters: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is best steward of land
Opinion
Paula Peters: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is best steward of land (May 9, 2016)
The question of whether to return land to the tribe has awakened very deep-rooted feelings of animosity, creating a divisive atmosphere not felt here in 40 years.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins expansion of health service area
Health | Federal Recognition
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins expansion of health service area (April 8, 2016)
Tribal members who live in a handful of counties on the mainland in Massachusetts will now be able to secure care without traveling long distances.

Supreme Court nominee comes with some Indian law experience
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Law | National | Politics | Federal Recognition | Trust
Supreme Court nominee comes with some Indian law experience (March 16, 2016)
Judge Merrick Garland has heard a number of big Indian law cases but didn't write the decisions in any of them.

BIA formally declares reservation for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
National
BIA formally declares reservation for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (January 7, 2016)
Kevin Washburn made the historic decision on his second to last day as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe works on new law enforcement deal
Law
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe works on new law enforcement deal (December 9, 2015)
The memorandum of understanding with the town of Mashpee would address policing issues on trust lands.

Ramona Peters: Sharing a Wampanoag story of Thanksgiving
Education | Opinion
Ramona Peters: Sharing a Wampanoag story of Thanksgiving (November 25, 2015)
We should all be proud that our country has a national holiday centered upon simply being thankful.

New England tribes concerned about multi-state gas pipeline
Environment
New England tribes concerned about multi-state gas pipeline (November 12, 2015)
The tribes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island want to make sure ceremonial stone landscapes are not damaged or destroyed.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe focuses on language immersion
Education
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe focuses on language immersion (November 11, 2015)
The Wopanaak Language Reclamation Project will offer after-school programming and launch a language immersion preschool.

Three charged for defacing Wampanoag site in Massachusetts
Environment | Law
Three charged for defacing Wampanoag site in Massachusetts (October 14, 2015)
A swastika and other offensive messages were spray painted on Profile Rock, a natural outcropping that is said to represent Massasoit, a Wampanoag leader.

IHS reopens comment period for Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe
Health
IHS reopens comment period for Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe (October 5, 2015)
The tribe -- based on the island of Martha's Vineyard -- is seeking an expansion of its service delivery area to cover several counties on the mainland in Massachusetts.

Brian Patterson: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reclaims homeland
Opinion | Trust
Brian Patterson: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reclaims homeland (September 28, 2015)
As the Mashpee people celebrate this historic moment, know that USET is joyous and is celebrating along with the Mashpee people.

BIA treads new Carcieri ground in ruling for Massachusetts tribe
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BIA treads new Carcieri ground in ruling for Massachusetts tribe (September 23, 2015)
The Obama administration has been finding ways to address a U.S. Supreme Court decision that has been a thorn in Indian Country's side for the last six years.

Press Release: Bureau of Indian Affairs approves land-into-trust application for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Law | National | Trust
Press Release: Bureau of Indian Affairs approves land-into-trust application for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (September 18, 2015)
Assistant Secretary Washburn Issues Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts’s First Land-Into-Trust Decision.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrates land-into-trust decision
Law | National | Trust
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrates land-into-trust decision (September 18, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is placing 321 acres in trust for the tribe in Massachusetts.

Press Release: Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe land-into-trust application
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Press Release: Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe land-into-trust application (September 18, 2015)
Nearly four centuries after helping the Pilgrims survive on these shores, the United States government today officially acknowledged the sovereign territory of the indigenous Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

NAFOA kicks off tribal economies conference in Massachusetts
Business | National
NAFOA kicks off tribal economies conference in Massachusetts (September 15, 2015)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe were happy to welcome the Native American Financial Officers Association to their homeland.

IHS plans to expand service area for Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe
Health | Federal Recognition
IHS plans to expand service area for Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe (August 27, 2015)
Tribal members must take a long trip by ferry and car to the island of Martha's Vineyard if they want to receive service at the clinic on the reservation.

DOI finalizes new rule for appeals in federal recognition cases
National | Federal Recognition
DOI finalizes new rule for appeals in federal recognition cases (August 13, 2015)
The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has been cut out of the picture in an attempt to increase transparency and due process.

Woman from Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe runs popular bakery
Business | National
Woman from Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe runs popular bakery (July 24, 2015)
Julianne Vanderhoop started the Orange Peel Bakery in August 2008 and continues to enjoy success.

Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust
Federal Recognition | Trust
Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust (July 13, 2015)
The tribe resides on a 1,200-acre reservation that was set aside in the 1600s but it's not yet considered Indian Country.

UNITY brings large group of Native youth to the nation's capital
National | Politics
UNITY brings large group of Native youth to the nation's capital (July 13, 2015)
More than 1,800 young Native Americans are in Washington, D.C, for the 39th annual United National Indian Tribal Youth conference.

BIA issues long-awaited update to federal recognition process
National | Federal Recognition
BIA issues long-awaited update to federal recognition process (June 29, 2015)
The final rule does not include a controversial provision that would have allowed groups to submit new petitions.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe signs agreement for burial sites
Environment
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe signs agreement for burial sites (May 19, 2015)
The federal and state governments will consult with the tribe on projects that affect burial grounds and other important sites.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe vice chair a 'hero' for language work
Education | Sports
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe vice chair a 'hero' for language work (April 7, 2015)
Jessie 'Little Doe' Baird single-handedly revived a language that hadn't been spoken on a regular basis in hundreds of years.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe blames youth for arrests at event
Law
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe blames youth for arrests at event (March 23, 2015)
Local police responded to a 'large disturbance' at the tribe's 19th annual ball.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reports results of council election
Politics
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reports results of council election (February 10, 2015)
Four newcomers won their re-election bids while two newcomers won seats on the council.

Massachusetts court rules in Wampanoag land access case
Environment | Law
Massachusetts court rules in Wampanoag land access case (January 14, 2015)
The decision comes in a long-running dispute involving ancestral Wampanoag lands.

PRI: Exhibit tells story of Indian men sold into slavery in 1600s
National
PRI: Exhibit tells story of Indian men sold into slavery in 1600s (November 17, 2014)
Squanto, who later greeted the Pilgrims in Massachusetts, had been captured and sold into slavery.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won't host group at Thanksgiving
National
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won't host group at Thanksgiving (November 7, 2014)
The visit had been announced by YoNasDa LoneWolf Hill, the granddaughter of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

Proposal filed for Wampanoag language public charter school
Education
Proposal filed for Wampanoag language public charter school (August 26, 2014)
The school plans to start classes with kindergarten and first-grade students.

BIA extends comment period on federal recognition regulation
National | Federal Recognition
BIA extends comment period on federal recognition regulation (July 25, 2014)
Comments are being accepted until September 30 and two more tribal consultation sessions and two more public meetings will be held over the phone.

WCAI: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won't join Plymouth 400
National
WCAI: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won't join Plymouth 400 (July 22, 2014)
Organization wants tribal input but some are balking at the upcoming commemoration.

Julianne Jennings: Wampanoag artist embodies funk and jazz
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Wampanoag artist embodies funk and jazz (June 9, 2014)
Julianne Jennings shares some of the accomplishments of Morgan James Peters, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe who is a jazz/funk/folklore artist and a professor.

Judge dismisses Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe election suit
Law | Politics
Judge dismisses Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe election suit (April 18, 2014)
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit over alleged election irregularities within the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.

Wind farm opposed by Wampanoag tribes secures more funds
Environment
Wind farm opposed by Wampanoag tribes secures more funds (February 27, 2014)
The developer of a wind farm opposed by two Massachusetts tribes secured $600 million in funding, putting the project closer to its $2.5 billion goal.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reports result of council election
Politics
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reports result of council election (February 10, 2014)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts held a council election on Sunday and women continue to represent a majority of the leadership.

Judge hears Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe election lawsuit
Law | Politics
Judge hears Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe election lawsuit (January 15, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over alleged election irregularities within the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.

President Obama issues proclamation for Thanksgiving Day
National
President Obama issues proclamation for Thanksgiving Day (November 27, 2013)
President Barack Obama issued the following proclamation for Thanksgiving Day 2013.<

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to hold election for chairman post
Politics
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to hold election for chairman post (November 8, 2013)
Members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts will go to the polls on November 17 to elect a chairman.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to start language immersion school
Education
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to start language immersion school (November 7, 2013)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts plans to open a language immersion school in 2015.

Billionaire battles wind energy project off Massachusetts coast
Environment | National
Billionaire battles wind energy project off Massachusetts coast (October 23, 2013)
William Koch, a wealthy businessman who is ranked as the 122nd richest person in the US, is battling controversial wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts.

Wampanoag student at Harvard known for poetry in languages
Education
Wampanoag student at Harvard known for poetry in languages (September 17, 2013)
A Wampanoag man who was the last Indian student at Harvard College during the colonial era is being remembered as a skilled poet.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe breaks ground on   housing project
National
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe breaks ground on housing project (September 16, 2013)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts broke ground on its first housing project since gaining federal recognition.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe donates traditional       canoe to NMAI
Education
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe donates traditional canoe to NMAI (September 5, 2013)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is donating a traditional canoe to the National Museum of the American Indian.

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