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Mashpee Wampanoag Perspective

The Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe is is continuing to negotiate with some communities Southeastern Massachusetts about its plans for a resort-style casino.

But the plan is generating debate in Middleborough, where the tribe has assembled about 350 acres and offered the town $7 million a year for 10 years to allow the casino there.

Now Middleborough officials have revised a proposed deal with the tribe — asking for at least $100 million more for town services, and replacing the $7 million annual fee the tribe proposed, with a percentage of annual slot machine revenues.

WBUR sat down at the tribe's headquarters in Mashpee yesterday with its chairman, Glenn Marshall, to hear his perspective.

This program aired on July 3, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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