Tribe's Right to Offer Gambling on Martha's Vineyard Now In Hands of Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals court panel this week heard arguments in a high-stakes legal battle to determine whether a bingo parlor can be operated on tribal lands at the western tip of the Vineyard.

Wampanoag Tribe Elects Cheryl Andrews-Maltais Chairman

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

Tribal Election to Bring Leadership Change

Donald Widdiss and Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, both former chairmen, will compete for the top spot when the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) holds its election this weekend.

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.

HUD Grant Money Supports Tribal Housing Needs

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will receive nearly half a million dollars through an annual HUD grant for affordable housing.

Wampanoag Tribe Begins Appeal in Federal Court Case

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.

With Clock Ticking, Tribe Votes to Finish Community Center

Leaders of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe have voted to turn away from plans to convert an unfinished community center into a gambling facility.

Judge Denies Tribe's Motion to Reconsider Casino Ruling

A federal judge will not reconsider his recent ruling rejecting a bid by the Wampanoag tribe to build a casino in Aquinnah. The case is now expected to head to a formal appeal process.

Wampanoag Tribe Asks Judge To Reconsider; HUD Grants Extension

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.

Tribe Will Appeal U.S. Court Ruling Denying Casino Rights

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will appeal a judge’s ruling denying it the right to operate a gambling hall in Aquinnah.

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