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Federal Recognition
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits recognition


The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is awaiting a decision on its 30-year-old petition for federal recognition.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is set to issue a preliminary determination by March 31. A final ruling will be issued in March 2007.

The tribe hopes to secure federal funding for health care, housing and education. The tribe says gaming will be considered should it become legal in the state.

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is the only federally recognized tribe in Massachusetts.

Get the Story:
Wampanoags await feds' decision (AP 3/23)

Relevant Documents:
Summary of Acknowledgment Cases | R. Lee Fleming Declaration

Only on Indianz.Com:
Federal Recognition Database V2.0 (May 2005)

Relevant Links:
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe - http://mashpeewampanoagtribe.com

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