Last month, the Trump administration took land from the Mashpee Wampanoag. Please call your congressmen & tell them to support and pass House of Representatives Congressional Bill H.R. 5244, The Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation Reaffirmation Act.
Introduced in Senate (03/22/2018)
[Congressional Bills 115th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [S. 2628 Introduced in Senate (IS)] <DOC> 115th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2628 To reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES March 22, 2018 Mr. Markey (for himself and Ms. Warren) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act''. SEC. 2. REAFFIRMATION OF INDIAN TRUST LAND. (a) In General.--The taking of land into trust by the United States for the benefit of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts as described in the final Notice of Reservation Proclamation published at 81 Federal Register 948 (January 8, 2016) is reaffirmed as trust land, and the actions of the Secretary of the Interior in taking that land into trust are ratified and confirmed. (b) Application.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an action (including an action pending in a Federal court as of the date of enactment of this Act) relating to the land described in subsection (a) shall not be filed or maintained in a Federal court and shall be promptly dismissed. (c) Applicability of Laws.--All laws (including regulations) of the United States of general applicability to Indians or nations, Indian tribes, or bands of Indians (including the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.)), shall be applicable to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts and tribal members. <all>