This Week on Sprouts

Interior Department Revokes Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation

Produced by Lily Bohlke from KHOI radio in Ames, Iowa 

Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Interior ordered the land of the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation on Cape Cod in Southern Massachusetts to be taken out of trust — revoking the special legal status that allows tribal nations to govern their own sovereign lands.

Pictured: David Bernhardt, 53rd Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior

Photo by Tami Heilemann / United States Department of the Interior / Public domain