Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe receives land victory
Last updated 8/6/2020 at 12:55pm
MASHPEE, Mass-On July 24, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7608, a package of appropriations bills which also includes an amendment to protect the land of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
The language of the amendment prevents the Interior Department from taking any action that would dispose of the Tribe's land and reservation. It would also protect the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe from continuing litigation and recognize their tribal lands without interference from the federal government.
At issue is 321 acres of land that was put into trust during the Obama administration in Septembe...