Aquinnah Issues Cease and Desist Order to Tribe to Halt Work on Casino
John H. Kennedy

The Aquinnah selectmen will send a formal cease and desist letter to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) asking the tribe to halt all activity to convert the tribal community center to a gambling hall.

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Wampanoag Tribe Puts Martha's Vineyard Casino on Fast Track; Aquinnah Selectmen Call Closed-Door Meeting
John H. Kennedy

The chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) announced that work will begin soon to convert a tribal community center into a gambling hall. Selectmen will hold a special executive session Monday.

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Town, Community Group Join Lawsuit Over Tribe's Casino Plans

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the town of Aquinnah and a group of town residents have a stake in a lawsuit over whether the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has the right to open a casino on the Vineyard.

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Tribe Dispute Over Casino Rights to be Decided in Federal Court
Sara Brown

The town of Aquinnah and a group of residents have petitioned to intervene in a federal lawsuit over whether the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has the right to open a casino on the Vineyard. The court filings last week came shortly after a judge ruled that the case would be tried in federal court.

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Candidates Present United Front Against Casino in Aquinnah
Remy Tumin

Incumbent selectman Beverly Wright stressed her experience over the past three years while challenger Julianne Vanderhoop emphasized helping the younger generation during a candidates forum in the old town hall Wednesday night. The town election is May 14.

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Federal Ruling Favors Alabama Tribe in Casino Rights Case
Remy Tumin

A federal judge ruled early this month that the state of Alabama cannot interfere with casinos on tribal lands. The case has caught the attention of both sides in the dispute between the Vineyard Wampanoag tribe and the commonwealth over casino rights on the Island.

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Under New Leadership, Tribe Presses Ahead With Casino Plans
Remy Tumin
After a referendum to quash the plan to put high-stakes bingo in the Wampanoag community center failed by two votes, tribal chairman Tobias Vanderhoop said the project will go forward. But many hurdles remain.
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Case Challenging Casino Law Is Dismissed
Remy Tumin
The ruling by a U.S. District Court judge clears the way for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to continue its casino plans in Taunton.
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New Tribal Chairman Pledges Collaboration
Remy Tumin
This week Mr. Vanderhoop officially took over as the new tribal chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). He was elected in November on a campaign of inclusivity.
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Tribe Wants Casino Case Tried in Federal Court
Remy Tumin
Faced with a lawsuit challenging its right to build a casino in Aquinnah, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is seeking to have the case decided in federal, not state court.
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