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Federal Recognition
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe focuses on housing


In anticipation of gaining full federal recognition, the the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has formed a housing advisory board.

The tribe wants to ensure it can provide housing to tribal members on Cape Cod, where housing has become very expensive. So the board will help find affordable housing and educate tribal members about becoming homeowners.

The tribe gained preliminary recognition this past March. A final decision is due March 2007.

Several communities have passed resolution in support of the tribe's recognition. But Mashpee, the town that was once dominated by tribal members, is holding back in order to learn more about the tribe's plans.

Get the Story:
Housing board hopes to keep Wampanoag in Mashpee (The Upper Cape Codder 7/6)
Mashpee urges tribe to sit down for talks (The Cape Cod Times 7/6)

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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