• 2014 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - MWT Community/Government Center
  • Chairman Cedric Cromwell and 2013-2014 Powwow Princess Danna Jackson
  • Chief Vernon "Silent Drum" Lopez & Chairman Cedric Cromwell Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
  • Department of Interior Federal Recognition Consultation - July 29, 2014
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2014 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - MWT Community/Government Center

Chairman Cedric Cromwell and 2013-2014 Powwow Princess Danna Jackson

Chief Vernon "Silent Drum" Lopez & Chairman Cedric Cromwell Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Department of Interior Federal Recognition Consultation - July 29, 2014

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Project First Light Destination Resort Casino

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PowWow 2013

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Community/Government Center

Chairman's Column - August issue of Nashauonk Mittark Newsletter

Greetings Tribal Community, July was a wonderful month filled with great events, achievements and good medicine. We celebrated our 93rd Annual Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow with family, friends and neighbors; we continued to strengthen our ties with U.S....

July 29, 2014 Tribes support changing feds' recognition process   THE WASHINGTON POST By Associated Press July 29 MASHPEE, Mass. — American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government’s plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition. But the tribal representatives, from…

July 20, 2014 Mashpee Wampanoag Chief has mixed feelings on Taunton Casino bid  By The Associated Press   MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — In the centuries since its ancestors greeted the Pilgrims in 1620, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has struggled to overcome financial hardship, recover lost land and even reclaim its nearly forgotten language. The tribe's chief, 92-year-old Vernon "Silent Drum" Lopez,…

July 16, 2014 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to host forum on Tribal Recognition on July 29th   (Mashpee, MA – July 16, 2014) – On Tuesday, July 29th, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will host a forum conducted by the Department of the Interior on proposed regulations to fix the current federal recognition process for Indian Tribes. "We are both pleased and honored to…

June 18, 2014 U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington Redskins Trademarks June 18, 2014 10:04 AM LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six federal trademarks held by the Washington Redskins involving the team’s name in a landmark ruling issued Wednesday morning. The cancellations are pending, according to the USPTO, and the…

June 08, 2014 UNITY "25 Under 25" Honorees Announced by Native News Online Staff / Currents / 08 Jun 2014 Inaugural Class of Native American Youth to be Honored June 28 at UNITY National Conference in Portland, Oregon MESA, ARIZONA – United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has announced the 2014 inaugural class of its new…

May 27, 2014 Mashpee Chair Receives Honorary Law Degree; Mashpee Woman Goes to Law School Mashpee Chair Receives Honorary Law Degree; Mashpee Woman Goes to Law School Gale Courey Toensing - Indian Country Today Media Network 5/26/14 The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has two law-related reasons to celebrate: its chairman has received an honorary law degree from a prestigious east coast university and one…

May 16, 2014 Company ends challenge of tribal casino provision BOSTON (AP) — A developer seeking to build a resort casino in New Bedford has ended its legal challenge to a portion of the state's casino gambling law that gave initial preference to a federally recognized Indian tribe in southeastern Massachusetts. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court…

May 03, 2014 Chairman Cromwell to earn honorary law degree George Brennan gbrennan@capecodonline.com May 03, 2014   MASHPEE — Cedric Cromwell, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, is scheduled to receive an honorary doctor of law degree at the May 17 commencement for Suffolk University Law School at the Wang Center. "From the first day I was informed to…

April 15, 2014 Mashpee Wampanoags Celebrate New Government/Community Center Gale Courey Toensing Inidan Country Today Media Network     (Mashpee, MA April 15, 2014)  The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrated the completion of its beautiful new government and community center building in Mashpee, Massachusetts by throwing a grand opening party for hundreds of its friends. The event took place on…

March 19, 2014 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Applauds Federal Land-in-Trust Guidelines (MASHPEE, MA – March 18, 2014) -- Cedric Cromwell, Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, is commending a legal opinion released late last week by the Interior Department for placing land in trust in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Carcieri decision in 2009.  …

February 27, 2014 New Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Community & Government Center, "Celebration & Ceremony" Planned (Mashpee, MA February 27, 2014) The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Nation's Community & Government Center construction located at 483 Great Neck Road – South in Mashpee, is complete and final. The "Certificate of Occupancy" is official. The Tribal Operations Department transition will also be complete this…

February 13, 2014 Chairman Cedric Cromwell at Harvard (Cambridge, MA – February 14, 2014) – The Honorable Cedric Cromwell, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, recently gathered at the Harvard Faculty Club with the Honorable Tobias J. Vanderhoop, chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah, and others for a clambake in…

January 08, 2014 BIA Approves Mashpee’s Tribal-State Gaming Compact in 'Historic and Epic Moment' The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s gaming compact with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, setting another major landmark on the tribe’s journey toward building Project First Light, a $500 million destination resort casino in the southeastern part of the state.

September 10, 2013 Mashpee Wampanoag Taunton casino takes a step forward After languishing in a legislative committee since April, the tribal gambling compact that would spell out the terms of a Mashpee Wampanoag casino in Taunton is finally moving to the full legislature.

May 24, 2013 Chairman Cromwell speaks on Greater Boston about progress on the Tribe's destination resort casino Watch the video.

May 16, 2013 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe releases new casino renderings Read more.

May 16, 2013 State Panel Examines Revised Mashpee Wampanoag Casino Deal Read more.

May 14, 2013 Casinos: Tribe has high hopes for Taunton site Read more.

April 28, 2013 New Mashpee Wampanoag Headquarters Rises from the Ground Read more.

April 17, 2013 Tribal interests - Cape Cod Times Perhaps we should not be surprised about the ugly sausage-making at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the state Legislature. After all, some of the wealthiest and most powerful casino investors in the world are jockeying for a piece of the Bay State's action.