Destination Resort Casino Rollout

Dear Tribal Members,

Today was an exciting day for our Tribe as we rolled out details about our proposed destination resort casino in Taunton. This project will bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue to our Tribe, Taunton and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Please read the full press release here. See a drawing of the destination resort here.


Cedric Cromwell – Chairman & President

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe


Announcement Tomorrow

Dear Tribal Members,

Tomorrow, Thursday, April 26, 2012, I will announce details about our destination resort casino proposal in Taunton, MA. A press conference to discuss layout, timelines, job estimates and positive economic impact will be held at 11 am at Taunton City Hall.

I will update our website and send out an email to our Tribal community tomorrow with further details. Tomorrow is an exciting day for our Tribe and the progress of our economic development strategy in Taunton.


Cedric Cromwell – Chairman & President

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Indian Health Service Solicitation for Proposal

Dear Tribal Members;

Solicitation Number:

285-12-RFP-0017 Notice Type:

Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Synopsis:

Added: Apr 09, 2012 2:11 pm


The Indian Health Service would like to present the opportunity for proposal on a 2,000/2,500 sf. dental clinic. Documents are attached that constitute a request for proposal (RFP) – numbered; 285-12-RFP-0017 for the construction of a dental clinic to be located at Mashpee Service Unit, 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649.

A detailed scope of work is listed in section “C” of the RFP document. Please read it and base your proposal upon the information given therein.

The concept presented here is a design build modular dental clinic that will be turnkey ready for business once installed and completed.

Please return the proposal by May 10, 2012.


Cedric Cromwell – Chairman & President

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Gaming Authority

WuneekeesuqNutawâm (Greetings to my Tribal Community),

I am writing to update you on a recent development in our efforts to provide economic development for our Tribe through a destination resort casino. The Tribal Council proposes to create by Ordinance the “Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Gaming Authority.” Below, please see a few facts about the Gaming Authority.

  • The Gaming Authority would be an agency of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal government.
  • The Gaming     Authority would report directly to the Tribal Council.
  • Typical of large     tribal gaming facilities, the Gaming Authority would be created to     develop, own and operate the Tribe’s gaming and related facilities for the     benefit of the Tribe.
  • The Gaming Authority would help protect the Tribe from liabilities that arise out of the gaming business, including borrowings for the hundreds of millions of dollars anticipated to be spent on the gaming facilities.
  • The Gaming Authority would be governed by a 5 member Board of Directors.
  • The Board of Directors would be charged with being responsive to the day-to-day business needs of a multi-million dollar gaming operation.
  • It is proposed that the Board of Directors would consist of the Tribal Chairman and Treasurer, plus three other Tribal Council members chosen by the Tribal Council.

The full ordinance is available for your review at or at the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal offices.


Gaming Authority hearing dates Tuesday April24th, 2012 6 pm at the Executive Trailer and  Tuesday May 1st, 2012, 6 pm at the Executive Trailer.


Mashpee  Synopsis of Gaming Authority Ordinance

Mashpee  Tribal Gaming Authority Ordinance



Members of MWT may submit written comments regarding the Mashpee Wampanoag Gaming Authority Ordinance.  Those comments may be submitted by e-mail to Secretary Marie Stone at or by mailing or delivering those comments to the Secretary at 483 Great Neck Road S., Mashpee MA 02649.  To assure consideration, any comments should be received by the Secretary no later than May 4, 2012.




CedricCromwell Qaqeemasq (Running Bear)

Happy Easter 2012

Dear Tribal Member,

I wish you a very safe, spiritual and Happy Easter 2012.

Please remember that in observance of the Easter holiday, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe General membership meeting will take place on the third Sunday of this month, April 15th, 2012 at the Mashpee High School auditorium starting at 2 pm.

Again, Happy Easter 2012.


Cedric Cromwell – Chairman
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe