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Federal Recognition
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to discuss recognition


The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts plans to meet with the town of Mashpee to discuss the tribe's pending federal recognition.

Several communities have passed resolutions to support the tribe's case. The town of Mashpee wants to address land, jurisdiction and other issues it considers an endorsement.

The tribe won a preliminary ruling from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in March. A final ruling is to be issued in March 2007.

Get the Story:
Mashpee, tribe draw up topics for negotiations (The Cape Cod Times 6/14)
Mashpee officials, tribe prepare for talks on bid for recognition (AP 6/14)

BIA Decision:
Summary under the Criteria for the Proposed Finding on the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council, Inc. (March 31, 2006)

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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