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Butler’s willingness to continue good news for Mashantucket tribe

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler is no stranger to challenging situations. In his eight-year reign as the elected leader of the tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casino, Butler has been served a generous helping of difficult circumstances.

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11/14/2018

article Mashpee tribe rallies supporters for march on Capitol Hill
(Washington D.C.) -- A year after President Donald Trump proclaimed his commitment to tribal sovereignty and self-determination, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe marched up...
article Man still not competent to stand trial in tribal cousin’s murder, will remain in confinement
(Connecticut) -- James Armstrong, the man accused in the April 12, 2017, shooting death of his cousin Ralph Sebastian Sidberry, won't be going to trial any time soon...

11/5/2018

article Tribal Council re-elects chairman for fourth term
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council has voted to re-elect Rodney Butler to serve as its chairman for a fourth consecutive three-year term. Daniel...

11/4/2018

article Butler re-elected as Mashantucket Tribal Council chairman
(Connecticut) -- Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council, was re-elected on Sunday to his sixth consecutive three-year term on the council, the...
article Butler reelected chairman of Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council
(Connecticut) -- Rodney Butler on Sunday won a fourth three-year term as chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council in voting among tribal members. Butler first...

10/31/2018

article Mashantucket council candidate reaching beyond reservation
(Connecticut) -- In 2013, Vincent Eleazer, a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, took the unusual step of running for first selectman of Preston. It was a rare...

10/27/2018

article Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation seeks to revive gaming lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is firing back at the Trump administration as plans for a new casino in Connecticut remain in limbo. Court...

10/18/2018

article Connecticut tribe appeals court ruling blocking JV casino project
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot tribal nation has appealed a federal court ruling that derailed a Connecticut joint venture tribal casino project. On Wednesday...
article Mashantucket Pequot tribe challenges court ruling on E. Windsor casino
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot tribal nation is urging a federal court to reconsider its lawsuit against a federal official they say was coaxed into blocking...

10/7/2018

article Colrain to celebrate 1798 native son
(Massachusetts) -- Born in Colrain in 1708, William Apess was a Pequot Indian, an American soldier in the War of 1812, a Methodist minister and the first Native American...

10/5/2018

article Former tribal chairman disputes state cigarette tax
(Connecticut) -- A former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman said he plans to take the state of Connecticut to court over Native American-made cigarettes.

10/4/2018

article Reels vows to press case over state cigarette tax on reservation
(Connecticut) -- When state revenue agents showed up this week at his tiny convenience store on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation, Kenny Reels wondered where they...

10/2/2018

article State investigating cigarette sales on Mashantucket reservation
(Massachusetts) -- State agents investigating cigarette sales raided a private store on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation this week, a Department of Revenue Services...

9/26/2018

article Battlefield conference burnishes Pequot museum’s profile
(Connecticut) -- Given the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s early history, it seems somehow appropriate that the tribe would host a major conference on battlefield...

9/21/2018

article Groton, Mashantucket police chiefs speak highly of body cameras
(Massachusetts) -- Even as more police agencies adopt body cameras, just two local departments have done so, but leaders of both spoke highly of the devices this week....

8/14/2018

article Mashantucket museum hosting food summit next week
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center announced Tuesday that it will host the inaugural Intertribal Food Sovereignty Summit from Aug. 20...

8/11/2018

article EB moving hundreds to Mashantuckets’ Eagle Park property
(Connecticut) -- Electric Boat will relocate some 400 designers and engineers working at its Fort Trumbull facility in New London to Eagle Park, the vacant Mashantucket...

8/9/2018

article Butler’s willingness to continue good news for Mashantucket tribe
(Connecticut) -- Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler is no stranger to challenging situations. In his eight-year reign as the elected leader of the tribe...

7/30/2018

article DOI Says Calif. Ruling Doesn't Back Pequot's Casino Suit [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior told a D.C. federal court that the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation was wrong to suggest that a recent...

7/18/2018

press release Tribal chairman Rodney Butler appointed interim CEO of Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council announced today the appointment of its Chairman Rodney Butler to assume the role of Interim CEO for Foxwoods...

6/23/2018

article Preston to hold zoning hearing on Mashantucket request to allow RV campground on Route 2 land
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot tribe is considering creating an RV campground resort on three parcels on Route 2, where tribal officials initially had proposed...

6/10/2018

article New Indigenous Voices series presents novelist Tommy Orange at Mashantucket Pequot Museum
(Connecticut) -- Dressed casually in an Atari T-shirt, jeans and an Oakland "The Town" ball cap, Tommy Orange exuded a thoughtful, kind and almost sleepy...

6/4/2018

article Mashantuckets mum on status of chief of staff
(Connecticut) -- More than six weeks after his arrest on drunken-driving and child-endangerment charges, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s chief of staff, Antonio...

5/19/2018

article COLUMN: Might the Pequots hire Dan Malloy?
(Connecticut) -- I should say up front I have no inside information about what two-term Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to do when his time in the governor's...

5/12/2018

article Former tribal chairman, "Father of Native American Gaming," honored at memorial
(California) -- A former tribal chairman who helped build the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino was memorialized Saturday. John James of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians...

5/5/2018

article Family of longtime Mashantucket tribe attorney helps fund melanoma research, education
(Connecticut) -- Guests at her husband's memorial service and wake were the first people to help Kate Lockhart realize that melanoma is more common than she knew.

5/3/2018

article EDITORIAL: Tribe should acknowledge handling of executive’s arrest
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe is not required to inform the public as to how it is handling the arrest on very serious charges of a top executive, Chief...

4/29/2018

article A Forest Where All Can Sit On A Throne
(Connecticut) -- Hiking in Connecticut is filled with famous seat lore. There is a cave in Simsbury on top of Talcott Mountain where King Phillip, leader of the local...

4/28/2018

article Mashantucket Pequot leader: Tribes need to come together and acquire commercial casino assets, pursue others abroad
(Connecticut) -- Rodney Butler was simply thinking out loud during a panel discussion of tribes pursuing commercial licenses at the National Indian Gaming Association...

4/24/2018

article Mashantucket tribal official facing drunken-driving charges in California
(Connecticut) -- Police in Santa Monica, Calif., have charged the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe's chief of staff with drunken driving in a crash with a train last week...

4/14/2018

article Mashantucket Pequot Museum is a winner
(Connecticut) -- The reservation of the Mashantuc­ket Pequot Indi­ans in Connecti­cut is probably best known as the site of the popular Fox­woods Resort...

4/3/2018

article Mashantucket Pequots Announce Support For Online Gaming
(Connecticut) -- In advance of a highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act which may allow states to...

2/27/2018

article Demolition work at East Windsor casino site pushed back
(Connecticut) -- Demolition work at the site of the third Connecticut casino, scheduled to start Wednesday, has been pushed back to next week. MMCT Venture, the...

1/2/2018

article Mashantucket Pequots Swear In New Tribal Councilors
(Connecticut) -- The tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino has sworn in two new members of its leadership council. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal...

1/1/2018

article Mashantucket Pequots swear in new tribal councilors
(Connecticut) -- The tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino has sworn in two new members of its leadership council. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal...

12/27/2017

article Native American Museum Teaches About Traditional Transportation As Cultural Resurgence
(Connecticut) -- Boarding the long dugout canoe and resting on their knees, paddlers from a Native American museum in Connecticut joined together in prayer led by a...

12/26/2017

article Mashantuckets announce extensions of forbearance agreement, 'Term A' loan
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino, announced Tuesday that it has “realigned” an outstanding loan and extended...

12/13/2017

article Jason Mancini resigns as Pequot Museum director
(Connecticut) -- Jason Mancini, a longtime member of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center's research staff, is stepping down from his position as...

12/1/2017

article Pequots try to avoid paying state on ‘simulated’ slots
(Connecticut) -- You would think the Mashantucket Pequots, while trying to finesse the establishment of a new Connecticut off-reservation commercial casino, would play...

11/30/2017

article Mashantucket Pequot tribal police arrest man for sexual assault at casino hotel
(New Hampshire) -- A New Hampshire man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, The New London Day reports...

11/29/2017

article A Visit To Connecticut's Mashantucket Pequot Museum And Research Center
(Connecticut) -- Thursday, November 30 marks the final day of Native American Heritage Month. Coming up, we honor the occasion with a tour of the Mashantucket Pequot...

11/25/2017

article Tribal police not required to release reports of noncriminal activity
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police Department appears to be within its right to withhold a report of its investigation of a woman’s fall last...

11/6/2017

article Cluff, Pearson elected to Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council
(Connecticut) -- Two newcomers were elected to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council in voting among tribal members Sunday, a tribal spokeswoman said.

9/19/2017

article Murder suspect 'believed cousin had spread HIV through Native American tribe'
(Connecticut) -- A man accused of shooting dead his cousin in Connecticut told police the victim had been spreading HIV through their Native American tribe by raping...

8/25/2017

article Mashantuckets hosting 26th Annual Schemitzun this weekend
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe will host its 26th Annual Schemitzun, the feast of green corn and dance, this weekend on the tribe’s reservation....

8/19/2017

article Feast of Green Corn & Dance celebrated by Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
(Connecticut) -- Learning about other cultures and traditions is a rich experience that broadens one’s world view. It is this philosophy that has led Connecticut...

7/21/2017

article Casino Bill Signed Into Law (video)
(Connecticut) -- Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Chairman Rodney Butler speaks after Gov. Malloy signed ceremonial bills allowing the two Connecticut tribes to build a...

6/24/2017

article Tribes’ leaders say developments going well
(Connecticut) -- The chairmen of Eastern Connecticut’s two American Indian tribes told business leaders Friday that there’s “forward momentum” in...
article Visitors get glimpse of daily 17th century life at Pequot Museum encampment
(Connecticut) -- Visitors to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center on Saturday got an up close look at how colonists and natives worked, played and survived...

6/17/2017

article DiMartino v. Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (sub req.)
(Connecticut) -- A tribal officer's use of force was not excessive. The court entered judgment in favor of the Tribe.

6/10/2017

article Casino Backers Hope Construction Will Start In Fall
(Connecticut) -- Construction of a casino in East Windsor could begin by early fall and certainly by the end of the year leaders of the tribes that run the state's...
article Mohegans, Mashantucket Pequots may begin casino construction in early fall
(Connecticut) -- The joint partnership expecting to build a new casino in East Windsor Connecticut, near the Massachusetts border, is hoping construction could begin by...
article New Tribal Casino Possible in Conn.
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut lawmakers approved most of a legislative package last week that could lead to a new tribal casino being built in East Windsor, a move that...
article OP/ED: Dan Haar: Inside The Ironic Bargain That Saved An Embattled Casino Plan
(Connecticut) -- Even after competing factions in the General Assembly saved a teetering East Windsor casino plan, the deal was shaky right up to the night the session...

6/9/2017

article Top Republican Supports Tribal Casino Expansion
(Connecticut) -- _- A proposal allowing two CT tribal nations to open a third casino has grown into a wider debate about whether to expand gambling elsewhere. The casino...

5/27/2017

article Native History: It’s Memorial Day—In 1637, the Pequot Massacre Happened
(Connecticut) -- This Date in Native History: On May 26, 1637, a Puritan force fortified by Native allies massacred a Pequot fort in Connecticut, killing as many as 500...

4/16/2017

article Preston to vote on Mohegan development land deal
(Connecticut) -- Voters in Preston will decide whether to approve an agreement that could ultimately lead to a major entertainment, sports, outdoor recreation and resort...

4/10/2017

article Pequot Museum Opens Thought-Provoking Interactive Exhibit, Understanding Implicit Bias
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center announced it will open a new exhibit, Understanding Implicit Bias, on April 12.

4/1/2017

article Stakes are high in Bridgeport casino gamble
(Connecticut) -- A cruise ship glides through the rolling waters of Bridgeport Harbor and approaches a towering casino and hotel complex, where a high speed ferry from...

3/27/2017

article Mashantucket Pequot Museum re-opening Wednesday for 19th season
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, closed to the public since December, will re-open for its 19th season Wednesday. On Friday, it...

3/25/2017

article Mashantucket Pequot Museum reopening this week with art display, roof garden
(Connecticut) -- Springtime brings a reawakening for the world’s largest Native American museum, which largely closes to all but scholars for the winter. No, not...

1/28/2017

article Residents of Windsor Locks listen to tribal casino plans
(Connecticut) -- On Thursday night, over 500 individuals met in a high school auditorium located in Windsor locks to listen to the tribal leaders of the Mashantucket...

1/22/2017

article Connecticut tribes to hold meeting on state’s third casino in Windsor Locks
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes will meet in Windsor Locks on Thursday to discuss their plans for a possible new casino there. The meeting...
article VIDEO: The Inside Story of the Richest Indian Tribe in History: Casinos, Finance, Wealth (2003)
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot are a federally recognized Native American nation in the state of Connecticut. They are descended from the Pequot people, one of...

1/18/2017

article Archaeologists and Metal Detectorists Find Common Ground
(Connecticut) -- Keith Wille was metal detecting in the woods of Connecticut a few years ago when he found a triangle of brass about 2 1/2- inches long with a small hole...

1/16/2017

article Archaeologists and Metal Detectorists Find Common Ground
(Connecticut) -- Keith Wille was metal detecting in the woods of Connecticut a few years ago when he found a triangle of brass about two-and-a-half inches long with a...

1/8/2017

article Sites for third Connecticut casino narrowed to East Windsor and Windsor Locks by tribes
(Connecticut) -- Efforts by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribal Gamin Authority to select a location for what would be Connecticut’s third...

1/7/2017

article Hartford, South Windsor Trimmed from Potential Casino List
(Connecticut) -- A proposal to build a third casino in Connecticut is still going forward, but three of the five potential suitor towns, including Hartford, have been...

1/3/2017

article Two take oaths as Mashantucket Pequot tribal councilors
(Connecticut) -- Two newly elected members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council began three-year terms Tuesday following an inauguration ceremony in the...

12/27/2016

article State agency reviewing proposed fuel cell at Norwich hotel
(Connecticut) -- A state agency is considering whether a plan to install a fuel cell at The Spa at Norwich Inn warrants the issuance of a Certificate of Environmental...

11/7/2016

article Two incumbents ousted from Mashantucket council
(Connecticut) -- A former councilor and a newcomer displaced two long-serving members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council in voting among tribal members Sunday,...

11/6/2016

article Two incumbents ousted from Mashantucket council
(Connecticut) -- A former councilor and a newcomer displaced two long-serving members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council in voting among tribal members Sunday,...

11/5/2016

article 2 Mashantucket Pequot councilors seek reelection
(Connecticut) -- All eyes may be on the race for the Oval Office ahead of Nov. 8, but in Eastern Connecticut there is another contest to be decided first. Members of the...

10/17/2016

article Two Mashantucket councilors seeking re-election
(Connecticut) -- Two long-serving members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council are seeking re-election in balloting scheduled to take place Nov. 6, during the tribe...

10/15/2016

article Second Arrest In Decade-Old Murder Case
(Connecticut) -- A second man has been arrested in the 2006 killing of a father of five whose naked body was found in a field. Christopher Vincenti, 32, of New London...

10/3/2016

press release New Pequot War exhibit showcases more than 50 recently-recovered objects
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center announced today it will unveil the largest collection of 17thCentury battlefield artifacts on display...

9/7/2016

article Mashantucket tribal government official files for bankruptcy
(Connecticut) -- Robert Hayward, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s state government affairs manager, has filed for bankruptcy, listing $778,000 in assets and more...

8/28/2016

article Schemitzun highlights native culture in the modern world
(Connecticut) -- Thousands of Native Americans and spectators gathered on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation Saturday for the kickoff of the tribe’s 25th annual...

8/21/2016

article 2 people shot, injured at house party on reservation
(Connecticut) -- Two people were shot and injured at a house party on a Native American reservation in southeastern Connecticut. Connecticut State Police say it happened...

8/18/2016

article Tribes hosting public celebrations this weekend and next
(Connecticut) -- Two of the region’s Indian tribes are hosting public celebrations over the next two weekends, starting with the Mohegan Tribe’s annual...

7/28/2016

article Mashantucket tribal members help celebrate Connecticut Day at Fenway
(Connecticut) -- Members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation took the field Sunday at Fenway Park to join in the Red Sox’s annual Connecticut Day celebration.

6/25/2016

article Slices of 17th century life on display at Mashantucket museum
(Connecticut) -- Leah Hopkins, a member of the Narragansett Tribe, sat beneath a shade arbor outside the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center Saturday...

6/23/2016

article Preston selectmen approve legal costs to fight proposed Congressional bill on tribal land trusts
(Connecticut) -- The Board of Selectmen Thursday unanimously approved a request for $2,000 as the town's share in a legal effort to change language in a draft...

6/18/2016

article Mashantucket Pequot Museum to host 17th-century reenactment
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will host a two-day reenactment of 17th-century Connecticut life beginning on June 24. Actors will...

6/7/2016

article Jackson King, Mashantucket tribe’s top attorney, dies
(Connecticut) -- Jackson T. King Jr., the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s longtime general counsel, who was instrumental in settling tribal land claims prior to the...

4/8/2016

article Robert Hayward named to new post for Mashantucket Pequots
(Connecticut) -- The brother of a man who played a leading role in creating the Foxwoods Resort Casino has been hired as the tribe's government affairs manager.

3/31/2016

article Pequot museum’s comeback steeped in authenticity
(Connecticut) -- Mashantucket — No more hot dogs and hamburgers in the Pequot Café. Nothing made in China on the shelves in the retail shop.

3/21/2016

article Pequot museum reopening Friday
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will reopen for the season from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, in celebration of the...

1/22/2016

article Mashantucket Pequot Tribe Rehires Ex-Leader Convicted of Theft
(Connecticut) -- The tribe behind the Foxwoods Resort Casino has rehired a former leader who last May completed a federal prison sentence for stealing from his...
article The tribe behind the Foxwoods Resort Casino has rehired a former leader who last May completed a federal prison sentence for stealing from his Mashantucket Pequots
(Connecticut) -- A former leader of the tribe behind the Foxwoods Resort Casino who went to prison for stealing from his Mashantucket Pequots has been hired for a new...

1/20/2016

article Former Mashantucket chairman who served prison time hired by tribe
(Connecticut) -- Michael Thomas, the former Mashantucket Pequot chairman convicted of embezzling from the tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casino, has begun working for...

12/27/2015

article Mashantucket police to begin full-time use of body cameras in January
(Connecticut) -- Beginning the first week of January, members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police Department will become the first in the region to make the use of...

12/22/2015

article Mashantucket Pequot museum to offer free museum admission to local student groups
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center has announced that it will offer free admission to groups of students from three surrounding towns.

11/8/2015

article The 4th annual ‘Honoring the Veterans Powwow’
(Massachusetts) -- Native American children dancers line up for Grand Entry at the start ofthe fourth annual "Honoring the Vetrans Powwow" at the Mashantucket...

11/6/2015

article Mashantucket flag flying for first time above Capitol
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal flag has been flying above the state Capitol in Hartford this week for the first time in history. The flag was raised...

11/2/2015

article Butler Wins New Term As Mashantucket Tribal Chair
(Connecticut) -- Rodney A. Butler has been re-elected as chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Butler, a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council...
article Butler wins third term as chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
(Connecticut) -- Rodney Butler was re-elected chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe on Sunday in voting among tribal members. Butler, chairman since 2010, was...

10/3/2015

article Reels, Jones among candidates for Mashantucket council
(Connecticut) -- A former Mashantucket Pequot tribal chairman and a former tribal councilor with lawsuits pending against the tribe are among nine candidates for the...

10/1/2015

article The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Announces Strategic Marketing Agreement with Social Gaming Industry Leader Greentube
(Connecticut) -- Today the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation announces its exciting agreement between Foxwoods Interactive and Greentube, a leading gaming developer and...
article Reels, Jones among candidates for Mashantucket council
(Connecticut) -- Rodney Butler, widely acknowledged as the face of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, won a fourth consecutive three-year term on the tribal council Sunday...

8/26/2015

article Three New Judges Named to Conn. Tribal Courts
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot tribe has three new judges, all of whom are from out of state, of Native American heritage and can claim lengthy legal careers....

8/25/2015

article Mashantuckets appoint judges to tribal court
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council has reappointed a former tribal court judge and named two new judges to the Mashantucket Pequot Court of Appeals.

8/8/2015

article New England tribes partner to paddle on mishoon’s maiden voyage
(Massachusetts) -- Visitors to Mystic Seaport know the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan is pretty much the museum's iconic property. But a very different craft grabbed...

7/9/2015

article Tribal owners of Foxwoods casino launch affordable housing
(Connecticut) -- The tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino is adding affordable housing for its members to its reservation in southeast Connecticut.

6/1/2015

article Archaeologists discover 12,000-year-old site at Mashantucket
(Connecticut) -- An archaeological dig on the edge of the Great Cedar Swamp of the Mashantucket Pequot reservation has uncovered a 12,000-year-old site once occupied by...

5/16/2015

article Pequot museum back in business
(Connecticut) -- A slow burn could create some buzz for the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, which reopened Friday after a five-month hiatus.

5/13/2015

article Ledyard man pleads not guilty to stabbing on Mashantucket Pequot reservation
(Connecticut) -- A Ledyard man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in New London Superior Court to charges that he allegedly stabbed another man on the Mashantucket Pequot...

5/9/2015

article Mashantucket museum prepares to reopen
(Connecticut) -- Native American songs and dancing and private tours of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center were part of a celebration Friday marking the...

5/7/2015

article Mashantucket Pequot Museum To Reopen May 15
(Connecticut) -- Five months after closing for the first time, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is poised to reopen next week, its staff leaner, its...

5/2/2015

article Ex-Pequot Councilor Sues Tribe Over Benefits Denial
(Connecticut) -- A former Mashantucket Pequot official who earned as much as $500,000 annually during the prime of its Foxwoods Resort Casino is suing the tribe over...

4/18/2015

article Dismissal of Mashantucket tribal member’s bid for ‘reparations’ upheld
(Connecticut) -- An appellate judge has upheld the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court’s dismissal of a tribal member’s claim that tribal leaders violated her...

2/15/2015

article Restoring Mashantucket Pequot Museum’s luster is on new director’s agenda
(Connecticut) -- Jason Mancini's plate is heaped high. Over the next 10 weeks, he's got to map out the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center's...

1/7/2015

article Mashantuckets name interim director of tribe’s museum
(Connecticut) -- A senior researcher at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center has been named the dormant facility’s interim director, the Mashantucket...

11/25/2014

article Preston family buys back land it sold to Mashantuckets, at a big profit
(Connecticut) -- The Mattern family, which sold a large tract of farmland to the Mashantucket Pequot tribe eight years ago for nearly $3 million, has bought the land...

11/21/2014

article Does Thanksgiving mark the Pequot massacre in Mystic?
(Connecticut) -- You don't have to go far, in researching the origins of Thanksgiving, to come across some scholarly opinions that it was the bloody Pequot massacre...

11/7/2014

article Second Circuit Upholds Tribal Leader's Conviction
(Connecticut) -- Michael Thomas had a reputation as a "tireless and effective advocate" for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and he rose to president of...

11/4/2014

article Man’s head grazed with bullet during fight at Mashantucket home
(Connecticut) -- State police major crime detectives continue to investigate a shooting over the weekend during a fight at a home on tribal reservation land that sent...

11/2/2014

article Mashantucket Pequots elect pair to tribal council
(Connecticut) -- Incumbent Roy Colebut-Ingram and Richard E. Sebastian, a former vice chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council, won election to the council...

11/1/2014

article US appeals court upholds theft conviction of ex-chairman of Mashantucket Pequots
(Connecticut) -- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of a former Mashantucket Pequot chairman who was found guilty of embezzling more than $100,000...

10/31/2014

article Court upholds conviction of ex-Pequot chairman
(Connecticut) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Mashantucket Pequot chairman who was found guilty of embezzling more than $100,000 from...
article Federal appeals court upholds Michael Thomas’ embezzlement conviction
(Connecticut) -- The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld former Mashantucket Pequot Chairman Michael Thomas’ conviction and 18-month sentence on charges...

10/29/2014

article Mashantucket Pequot leaders seeking re-election to tribal council
(Connecticut) -- Two Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council members are seeking new three-year terms in tribal elections coming up Sunday. Incumbents Steven Colebut and Roy...

10/24/2014

article Pequot Museum and Research Center to close seasonally
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will close for five months beginning at the end of November, officials with the Mashantucket Pequot...

10/21/2014

article Panel hears appeal of Michael Thomas’ embezzlement conviction
(Connecticut) -- An attorney for Michael Thomas, the former Mashantucket Pequot tribal chairman convicted of embezzling from the tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casion,...

10/19/2014

article Mashantucket Pequot museum to close Dec. 1, re-open May 1
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center announced Friday that it will close during the winter months, a period during which it will begin...

8/21/2014

article The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe celebrates Schemitzun
(Connecticut) -- Culture club: Schemitzun returns this weekend, presented by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. This Feast of Green Corn and Dance pays tribute,...

8/6/2014

article Police Protection in CT Increases: Tribes Can Now Arrest Non-Natives
(Connecticut) -- On Friday, August 1, 27 members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police received the power to arrest non-Natives on tribal land. “Up until now...

8/1/2014

article Mashantucket Pequot Tribe finalizes agreement with state to police tribal lands
(Connecticut) -- The state and Mashantucket Pequot Tribe have reached an agreement granting the tribal police department powers that are on par with a municipal police...

4/3/2014

article Former tribal chairman appeals theft conviction
(Connecticut) -- A former leader of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation imprisoned for stealing from the tribe is appealing his conviction.
article Michael Thomas appealing theft conviction
(Connecticut) -- Former Mashantucket Pequot Chairman Michael Thomas is appealing his conviction on federal theft charges, claiming a judge mistakenly prevented him from...

3/17/2014

article Mashantucket Pequot Tribe banishes Thomas brothers
(Connecticut) -- Michael Thomas, the former Mashantucket Pequot chairman imprisoned on federal theft charges, has been banished from the tribe's reservation, while...
article Former Pequot Chairman Banished After Embezzlement
(Connecticut) -- A former chairman of the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino has been banished from its reservation following his conviction on federal theft...

2/27/2014

article Former Mashantucket treasurer sentenced to probation, home confinement for stealing from tribe
(Connecticut) -- Convinced that Steven Thomas had turned himself around years ago, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton on Wednesday sentenced the former tribal...

2/25/2014

article Ex-tribal treasurer faces sentencing for theft
(Connecticut) -- The former treasurer for the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino is facing sentencing for theft. Steven Thomas is scheduled to be...

2/19/2014

article Ex-tribal treasurer asks for no prison for theft
(Connecticut) -- The former treasurer for the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino is asking to be spared prison time for theft, saying he reformed...
article Steven Thomas’ attorney argues against imprisonment for his client
(Connecticut) -- Arguing for a sentence that involves no prison time, an attorney for Steven Thomas, the former Mashantucket Pequot treasurer convicted of stealing from...

2/12/2014

article Sentencing postponed for former treasurer for Mashantucket Pequots in federal theft case
(Connecticut) -- A federal judge has postponed the sentencing of the former treasurer of the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino.

2/11/2014

article Steven Thomas' sentencing postponed a third time
(Connecticut) -- Sentencing for Steven Thomas, the former Mashantucket Pequot treasurer who pleaded guilty in October to stealing from the tribe, has been postponed a...
article Sentencing postponed for ex-Mashantucket treasurer
(Connecticut) -- A federal judge has postponed the sentencing of the former treasurer of the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino.

2/9/2014

article Ex-Mashantucket treasurer faces theft sentencing
(Connecticut) -- The former treasurer for the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino is facing sentencing for theft.

12/10/2013

article Michael Thomas files notice of appeal
(Connecticut) -- Michael Thomas, the former Mashantucket Pequot tribal chairman convicted of stealing from the tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casino, has filed notice...

11/21/2013

article Is 18 months for embezzling tribal chairman fair?
(Connecticut) -- When I read that former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Michael Thomas was sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from...

11/13/2013

article Prosecutors seek 2 years jail for ex-tribal head
(Connecticut) -- Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence the former chairman of the tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casino to around 2 1/2 years in prison for...

11/12/2013

article Prosecutors recommend 27 to 33 months in prison for Michael Thomas
(Connecticut) -- Federal prosecutors believe Michael Thomas, the former Mashantucket Pequot tribal chairman convicted of embezzling more than $100,000 from the tribe,...

11/7/2013

article Mass. Senate backs casino compact between governor and Mashpee Wampanoag tribe
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Senate signed off Thursday on a revised casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.

11/3/2013

article Mashantuckets re-elect pair to tribal council
(Connecticut) -- Two incumbent members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council were re-elected today in voting among tribal members.

10/31/2013

article Mashantuckets to celebrate Native American Heritage Month events Friday
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Tribe will publicly celebrate two events Friday. The tribe, owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino, will observe the start of Native American...

10/25/2013

article Mashantuckets fill tribal council vacancy left by Steven Thomas' resignation
(Connecticut) -- A Mashantucket Pequot tribal member with financial credentials won election Thursday to the tribal council seat vacated by Steven Thomas, the former...

10/5/2013

article OP/ED: Tale of the Thomases
(Connecticut) -- The fall of the Thomas brothers is indicative of the hubris that permeated Mashantucket Pequot tribal leadership during the first decade of the...

10/3/2013

article Ex-Pequot treasurer pleads guilty to theft
(Connecticut) -- The former treasurer for the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino pleaded guilty to a theft charge Thursday, a day after resigning as...
article Former Mashantucket tribal councilor pleads guilty to stealing from tribe
(Connecticut) -- A day after resigning from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council, Steven Thomas pleaded guilty this afternoon in U.S. District Court to a charge of...

10/2/2013

article Mashantucket treasurer resigns, will change plea in federal theft case
(Connecticut) -- Steven Thomas, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council treasurer facing trial on federal charges he stole more than $700,000 from the tribe, has resigned...
article Mashantuckets’ treasurer Steven Thomas quits, will plead guilty to theft
(Connecticut) -- Facing a federal trial on charges he stole more than $700,000 from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, Steven Thomas resigned from the tribal council and is...
article Pequot tribal treasurer resigns amid theft charges
(Connecticut) -- The treasurer of the tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casino has resigned from the tribal council as he awaits trial on federal theft charges.

9/19/2013

article Tribal treasurer again pleads not guilty to theft charges in updated indictment
(Connecticut) -- Steven Thomas, the Mashantucket Pequot treasurer indicted on federal theft charges more than eight months ago, again pleaded not guilty Thursday to the...

9/10/2013

article Committee approves Mashpee Wampanoag's casino compact
(Massachusetts) -- A legislative committee approved a casino compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick, setting the stage for the full House and...

9/3/2013

article Judge denies tribal treasurer's bid to delay trial
(Connecticut) -- A federal judge has denied as “premature” Mashantucket Pequot tribal Treasurer Steven Thomas’ request to postpone his trial on charges...
article Treasurer for tribe behind Foxwoods in talks for possible plea deal ahead of theft trial
(Connecticut) -- The treasurer of the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino is exploring the possibility of a plea agreement as he faces trial on charges that he...

8/10/2013

article Mashantucket Pequot museum marks 15 years of sharing culture
(Connecticut) -- A short distance from the glamorous Foxwoods Resort Casino that rocketed the Mashantucket Pequots to new economic heights is an equally striking...

7/27/2013

article Mass. gaming officials urged to explore ties with Thomas
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gaming regulators should ask Mashantucket Pequot tribal councilors about their relationships with Michael Thomas, the former tribal...

7/24/2013

article Former Chairman Of Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Found Guilty Of Embezzlement
(Connecticut) -- A federal jury found the former chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council guilty on Wednesday of embezzling more than $100,000 from the tribal...
article Former Mashantucket Pequot tribal chairman guilty on embezzlement charges
(Connecticut) -- A federal jury has found Michael Thomas, the former Mashantucket Pequot tribal chairman, guilty of charges he embezzled from the tribe that owns...
article Thomas guilty of stealing from tribe
(Connecticut) -- Jurors took less than two hours Wednesday to find Michael Thomas guilty of embezzling from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe he once led as chairman.

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