Cheryl Andrews-Maltais Reelected for Third Consecutive Term
Cheryl Andrews-Maltais defeated challenger NaDaizja Bolling 151-127 to earn her fifth term as tribal chairwoman.
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Tribal Election Will Have No In-Person Voting

A pivotal election for chairperson of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and three tribal council seats will be held exclusively by mail-in voting, with no in-person voting allowed.

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Two Islands, One Story as Dance and History Unite
Tribal descendants from Martha’s Vineyard and Puerto Rico brought their shared history to the stage Saturday afternoon in a powerful and uplifting work-in-progress piece that blended dance, film and spoken word.
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Slate of Newcomers Set to Challenge Incumbents in Tribal Elections
A slate of political newcomers is looking to unseat a crowded field of longtime incumbents in tribal government.
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Indigenous Peoples Day Gathering Asks for Commitment
A strong sense of local history was omnipresent as local Wampanoag leaders at an Indigenous People's Day event at Felix Neck spoke about the painful history of colonialism and genocide that the tribe has endured.
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Aquinnah Powwow
The annual Aquinnah powwow takes place this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11 at the Aquinnah Circle.
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Two Men Missing - Supposed Loss of Life

On Monday, the fifth of July, two men, (Indians) natives of Gay Head, named Amos Jeffers, Jr., and Jeremiah Weeks, proceeded in a Vineyard sailboat on a swordfishing expedition off Noman’s Land. - Nothing has since been heard of them, and as the boat’s mainsail was picked up on Tuesday, the 6th, on Gay Head, the supposition is, the boat was stoven by the sword of a fish, and sank from under them. It is barely possible they were picked up by some vessel; but the impression is general that they have found a watery grave. They were both men of uncommon promise. Mr.

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Beach Grass Planting Fueled by Community Roots
Nearly 80 volunteers gathered at Lobsterville Beach Saturday morning to take part in dune restoration efforts led by the Natural Resources Group of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).
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State Bill Would Add Tribal Member to the MVC
A bill making its way through the state legislature would eliminate a 48-year-old provision that allows for a voting member appointed by the governor of Massachusetts.
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Property Purchase by Tribe Puts an End to Land Court Dispute
A standoff between the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and a Delaware bank that had raised questions of tribal sovereignty has apparently ended.
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