Future of Casino Still a Question Mark for Wampanoag Tribe
Looming over the Wampanoag tribe’s immediate future is the fate of a vacant parcel near its tribal headquarters, the proposed site for a 10,000-square-foot electronic bingo parlor.
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Appeals Court Denies Tribe's Request to Rehear Casino Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit has denied the Wampanoag Tribe’s request to rehear a case that requires it to obtain building permits before beginning construction on a bingo hall in the town of Aquinnah.

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Tribe Petitions Federal Court to Re-Hear Appeal
Attorneys for the Wampanoag tribe have asked U.S. Court of Appeals to re-hear their appeal in the legal dispute with the town of Aquinnah over building permits for the planned bingo hall.
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Aquinnah Selectmen Look to Restart Discussions with Tribe
Aquinnah town leaders looked to reset the cards in their dealings with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Tuesday.
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U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Town in Casino Case
In a pivotal decision, the high court upheld a lower court ruling that requires the Wampanoag tribe to obtain building permits for a planned bingo hall in Aquinnah.
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Tribe-Town Case Over Casino Stays Stalled After Death of Judge
The death of a longtime U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals judge has left a high-stakes case involving a proposed Aquinnah Wampanoag gaming facility on the Island in limbo.
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Town, Tribe Square Off Before High Court Panel
Noah Asimow
The town of Aquinnah and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) were back in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit Monday morning.
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Tribe, Town Return to Court Over Bingo Hall
Noah Asimow
More than a year after a U.S. District Court ruling halted construction on a proposed Wampanoag bingo hall in Aquinnah, the town and tribe will face off in court again.
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Abrupt Action by Federal Government Puts Mashpee Casino Project in Jeopardy
Noah Asimow
A recent decision by the federal government to take some 300 acres of Mashpee Wampanoag land out of federal trust does not affect the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), but it speaks volumes about the political climate currently facing native peoples across the country, tribal chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais said this week
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Tribal Attorneys Argue Forcefully for Gaming Rights in U.S. Appeals Court
Noah Asimow
The Wampanoag Tribe is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge who said the tribe must obtain local and state building permits before it can build a class II gaming facility.
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