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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe adds casino to land-into-trust bid

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts amended its land-into-trust application to include a new gaming site.

The tribe filed the application in August 2007. It originally called for a casino in the town of Middleboro.

But after changing investors, the tribe is going for a 300-acre site in the city of Fall River. The Bureau of Indian Affairs was informed of the change, according to the tribe's August newsletter.

The BIA already started the environmental review process for the old site. There will likely be new hearings for the Fall River location.

Get the Story:
Mashpee Wampanoag tribe trying to take Fall River land into trust (The Brockton Enterprise 8/12)

An Opinion:
OUR VIEW: Time for a land use plan (The Fall River Herald News 8/12)

Relevant Documents:
Secretary Salazar Memo on Gaming Land Applications | Press Release: Interior Details Path Forward on Indian Gaming Policy

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe adds new site to land-into-trust bid (7/13)
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