Grand jury seeks Mashpee tribe's casino documents

The casino opponents argued the law clearly defined Indians as "all persons who are descendants of such members who were, on June 1, 1934, residing within the present boundaries of any Indian ... The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs informed the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Friday that its 321-acre Cape Cod reservation will be “disestablished” and its land taken out of federal trust, according to Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell.Land in trust to the federal government effectively grants a tribe special legal status and autonomy. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is no longer being supported by the backer of its stalled casino in Massachusetts, The Cape Cod Times reports.. Genting Malaysia continues to finance a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the tribe's reservation from being taken out of trust, the paper said. But the firm is no longer obligated to support the tribe's operations. Mashpee Wampanoag marchers head to their traditional powwow grounds to hold a rally in Mashpee, Mass. on Oct. 6, 2018. If the tribe cannot retain control of the 321 acres in Mashpee and Taunton, it will be unable to build a planned $1 billion resort casino there. Then, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, approved the application of the tribe and allowed taking 321 acres of land into federal trust for the initial reservation for the Mashpee Wampanoag. This included two parcels, one in Mashpee, and the other in Taunton. This would allow the tribe to operate a casino within its land. Massachusetts Tribes Mattakeeset and Mashpee Quarrel Over Casino Privileges in Taunton. Posted on: December 9, 2020, 08:54h. Last updated on: December 9, 2020, 01:41h. Grand jury seeks Mashpee tribe's casino documents U.S. attorney asks for communications between Gaming Authority and project manager Robinson Green Beretta Corp. Locals fighting Mashpee tribal casino keep winning in court despite political opposition. Follow Us Search Search Keyword: ... who has long opposed Indian gaming, saying the administration “has ... The tribe will get a hearing before a federal judge this week to appeal a 2016 ruling that 321 acres of reservation land in Mashpee and Taunton could not be held in trust for the tribe, which had ...

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