- By Native News Online Staff
Native News Online’s publisher and editor Levi Rickert and managing editor Kyle Edwards will host a conversation with Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell, one of Indian Country’s best-known tribal leaders, tonight at 7 p.m. ET on Native News Online’s Facebook page.
Cromwell has led the Mashpee Wampanoag, a 2,600-member tribe located in Mashpee, Mass., since 2009.
During his tenure, Cromwell was able to secure land into trust for the purpose of building a casino to improve the economic conditions of the tribe. The land was put into trust by the Obama administration. The decision was later reversed by the Trump administration.
The tribe took the U.S. Department of the Interior to federal court where a court case is still pending.
Tonight’s format is a conversation with Cromwell, who will discuss his tribe’s struggle with the U.S. Department of the Interior, which sought to take the tribe’s land out of trust earlier this year.
Conversation with Chairman Cedric Cromwell, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Tuesday, Oct. 27 - 7 p.m. ET
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