Mashpee Wampanoag/DOI land trust, Taunton, MA

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the United States of America.
Tracking # BIA-2016-00087
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All applications, communications, determinations, memos, and related materials regarding the application and approval of land taken into for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in Taunton, Massachusetts and the surrounding areas (http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20150918/NEWS/150915629)

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: OS, OS FOIA

Dear Ms. Lipton,

Please find enclosed the acknowledgement letter in regards to your Freedom
of Information Act request.
Thanks,

Nick

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Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary, FOIA Office
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328
Washington, D.C. 20240
os_foia@ios.doi.gov
(202) 513-0765 - phone
(202) 219-2374 - fax

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

The attached FOIA request has been forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: FOIA, BIA

The Indian Affairs FOIA office has forwarded your request to the Eastern
Region. The contact person with the Eastern Region is Becky Smith, FOIA
Coordinator, whose contact information below.

Becky Smith

Bureau of Indian Affairs

545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700

Nashville, TN 37214

Email: becky.smith@bia.gov

Phone: (615) 564-6711

Fax: (615) 564-6701

From: Smith, Becky

​Mr. Lipton,

I am in receipt of your FOIA request it has been assigned the number of
BIA-2016-00455. This is first that I have seen of this request​. However,
you have 2 other FOIA request open with other Branches of the Government:

Indian Gaming BIA-2016-00087
DASM BIA-2016-00089

When requesting updates please contact the appropriate office and provide
the number stated above.

This is a complex request and we have to consult with the Mashpee Wampanoag
Tribe regarding your request.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the number
listed below.
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Becky J. Smith
Tribal Relations Specialist
Eastern Regional Office
545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37214
Desk Phone: 615-564-6711
Fax: 615-564-6552

From: Smith, Rebecca

Ms. Lipton,

Would you please give me a call regarding your FOIA request?

I can be reached at 615-564-6711.
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Rebecca "Becky" J. Smith
Tribal Relations Specialist
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Eastern Regional Office
545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37214
615-564-6711
Fax No. 615-564-6552

From: Smith, Rebecca

Ms. Lipton,

I was again checking to make sure you still are wanting needing the
information that you have requested in the above named FOIA request?

I am aware that you have had several other FOIA request for the basically
the same information, and just wanted to make sure you are still wanting to
pursue the information from the Eastern Regional Office or if you have
received the information you were asking for from somewhere else.

Please respond as soon as possible so I know how to proceed with your
request.

Thank you in advance for your response.
--
Rebecca "Becky" J. Smith
Tribal Relations Specialist
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Eastern Regional Office
545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37214
615-564-6711
Fax No. 615-564-6552

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