Wampanoag recognition decision comes early
Ahead of schedule, the Bureau of Indian Affairs will announce its final decision on federal recognition for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts on Thursday.

As part of a court case, the tribe and the BIA had agreed to a final determination by March 31. The answer will now come around 5pm on Thursday, a tribal spokesperson said.

The tribe received a favorable proposed finding in March 2006. With no opposition from the state or local governments, the final answer is expected to be positive.

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Tribe is told ruling at hand (The Cape Cod Times 2/14)

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

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Federal Recognition Database V2.0 (May 2005)

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

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