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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Tribe Plans to Build Public Safety Facility
Noah Asimow

Asserting its sovereignty, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has taken preliminary steps to build its own public safety facility on tribal land.

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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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Holiday Meal Origins Hold Some Hard Truths
Will Sennott
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, two members of the Wampanoag Tribe held a gathering on Saturday entitled The Thanksgiving Myth Busted.
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Wampanoag Tribal Elections are Sunday
Noah Asimow
Incumbent chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Cheryl Andrews-Maltais will face a write-in challenge from newcomer Kevin Devine.
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Wampanoag Exhibit Reveals Hard Truths of History
Holly Pretsky
Every year, a new chapter has been added to “Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History, a recurring exhibit at the Aquinnah Cultural Center.
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Powwow Celebrates Tribal Heritage, Traditions
Noah Asimow

Every year, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) gathers for its annual powwow — a festive two-day celebration of tribal heritage.

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Tribal Chairman Named as Panelist in Iowa Forum

Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, chairman of the Wampanoag tribe, was selected to be a panelist at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.

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Tribe Agrees to Halt Construction on Bingo Hall Site
Julia Wells

In the latest volley between the town and tribe over the future bingo hall in Aquinnah, tribal leaders agreed this week to halt work on the site until legal issues can be resolved.

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Federal Judge Rules Tribe Must Obtain Building Permits for Bingo Hall
Noah Asimow

In a stunning turn, a federal district judge in Boston issued a ruling that holds the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) must obtain building permits before constructing a bingo hall on tribal lands.

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