(Update on our action from 11/26/18. Thought this would be an easy one…)
Action – Call your legislators to support H.R. 312 /H.R. 375 – the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act.
Short course: “This tribe held the first Thanksgiving,” – Rep. William Keating (D-MA)
“I am asking people of good will and all those concerned with justice for the indigenous people of this land — the first Americans — to stand with us in calling on Congress to protect our reservation and ensure we are don’t become the first Tribe since the dark days of the Termination Era to lose its land.” – Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell.
- H.R. 312, would reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation as trust land in Massachusetts and would the tribe to build a new casino on their land. Failed former casino owner and improbable president Trump publicly slammed it with a tweet due to its support from Sen. Warren. Simple majority vote will come up on Wednesday.
- H.R. 375, would reaffirm the authority of the Interior secretary to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, land on which the tribes could then operate casinos. Continue reading “Fri-5/10: Stand Indivisible with the Mashpee Wampanoag. Support their reservation reaffirmation legislation.”