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Federal Judge Approves Motion by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

A federal judge has ruled that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has the right to participate in certain future court proceedings related to the lawsuit seeking to block its East Taunton casino project. Last month, the tribe’s legal team filed a … Continue reading

TRIBE APPLAUDS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MOTION ON MASHPEE LAND IN TRUST DECISION

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal leaders are applauding today’s decision by the U.S. Justice Department’s to push for reconsideration of a historic court decision that threatens to take away their recently designated Indian reservation. “We applaud the Justice Department’s decision. We’ve been … Continue reading

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants to be part of land trust case

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, stung by a judge’s ruling last month against its planned casino in Taunton, sought permission Monday to become a party to the lawsuit that could decide the fate of the $1 billion project. In a 22-page … Continue reading

Cowlitz Tribe Wins Federal Appeal. Encouraging News for First Light Resort & Casino

By Brooks Johnson, Columbian Business Reporter Published: July 29, 2016, 10:02 AM A federal court on Friday affirmed the recognition of the Cowlitz Tribe, preserving its reservation near La Center and the $510 million casino resort being built there. “The … Continue reading

First Light Resort & Casino Construction Update

With construction work for First Light Resort & Casino now underway, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Gaming Authority has begun to post updates of the on-going construction work on the First Light Resort & Casino website (http://www.firstlightresort.com/blog/2016/07/28/july-28-construction-update/). On the Tribe’s approximately … Continue reading

First Light Resort & Casino Local Construction Update

New Water Main Installation on Pinehill and Stevens Street Effort continues to complete the new water main installation while school is out. Work began on Monday July 18thbeginning at Pinehill Street and continuing up to Stevens Street. Work will continue … Continue reading

First Light Resort & Casino Job and Vendor Fair

Now that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has begun site demolition work to pave the way for its billion-dollar First Light Resort & Casino in Taunton, the Tribe’s Gaming Authority is hosting a job and vendor fair this Saturday. The fair … Continue reading

Tribe Reacts to Massachusetts Gaming Commission Rejecting Brockton Casino

“We have been living on this land for thousands of years and made it possible for non-Natives to establish themselves here. Historically, our people have been the recipients of a string of broken promises. Today is not one of those … Continue reading

First Light Resort & Casino Job and Vendor Fair on Saturday, May 14

Now that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has begun pre-construction work on its billion-dollar First Light Resort & Casino in Taunton, the Tribe’s Gaming Authority and the City of Taunton are hosting a job and vendor fair. The fair will provide … Continue reading

First Light Resort & Casino Groundbreaking on April 5

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, also known as People of the First Light, will celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony for the First Light Resort & Casino. The new facility will include a casino, fine dining, entertainment venues, luxury hotel rooms, and many … Continue reading