Wampanoag Tribe Awarded Grant

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), in partnership with the town of Aquinnah, will receive a $50,000 grant.

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U.S. Appeals Court Rules Soundly for Wampanoag Tribe In Casino Case
John H. Kennedy

The U.S. Court of Appeals this week delivered a sharp, clear message to the Wampanoag tribe — it has the right to operate an electronic bingo parlor on protected tribal lands.

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Wampanoag Tribe Elects Cheryl Andrews-Maltais Chairman
Alex Elvin

Cheryl Andrews-Maltais will return for a third term as chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

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Historic Ruling Grants Gay Head Indians Federal Recognition

The federal government Wednesday recognized the tribal status of the Gay Head Wampanoag Indians in a historic decision that opens the way to settlement of the bitter, 12-year-old land claim dispute.

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It is Official: It's Aquinnah
The Vineyard Gazette

One week after the bill was laid on his desk, acting Gov. Paul Cellucci yesterday signed into law the change that has been awaited by the Island’s smallest town since almost a year ago. The governor’s signature made it official.

The town of Gay Head is no more; long live the town of Aquinnah.

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Solidarity on the Water, Wampanoag Tribe Creates Vessel to Greet Hokule'a
Louisa McCullough

The Wampanoag people in Aquinnah are building the muhsh8n (pronounced mishoon) in preparation for the arrival of the Hokule’a on Tuesday.

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Wampanoag Tribe Begins Appeal in Federal Court Case
John H. Kennedy

As promised, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is appealing a ruling that it has no legal authority to run a gambling facility on the Island.

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Wampanoag Tribe Asks Judge To Reconsider; HUD Grants Extension
John H. Kennedy

As the Aquinnah tribe presses its case in federal court to open a gambling hall on the Island, it has been granted an extension to repay $1.1 million in federal funds used to build a community center that’s targeted for the casino.

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Learning to Speak Across the Ages with Wampanoag Language Program
Alex Elvin

The Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, based in Mashpee, plans to co-launch a language immersion preschool next fall, a major milestone in its efforts to revive the language.

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Sons of Gay Head Stood Strong in World War I

When the call to duty came, Gay Head sent 23 of its sons to World War I, a larger percentage of its population than any other town in New England. All able-bodied men volunteered to serve.

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