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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Temporary Truce Allows Tribe to Secure Bingo Hall Site in Aquinnah
Noah Asimow

After nearly two months of bickering in and out of court, the Wampanoag tribe and town of Aquinnah have a written agreement that allows the tribe to secure the site of the proposed bingo hall where construction activity has been halted.

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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 Presses for Permission to Secure Bingo Hall Site
Noah Asimow
An emergency filing rapidly brought the town of Aquinnah and the Wampanoag tribe back to federal court via conference call with the Hon. Dennis Saylor 4th on Monday afternoon.
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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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Tribe Sets Fall as Completion Date for Bingo Hall
Noah Asimow

The Wampanoag tribe has set mid-fall as a completion date for its bingo hall in Aquinnah, tribal chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais told a group of reporters Friday.

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Town, Tribe Meet in Federal Court Over Casino Claims
Noah Asimow
The Wampanoag tribe and the town of Aquinnah met in federal court on Friday, grappling over whether the tribe can begin construction on a class II gaming facility without building permits.
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Tribal Rights, Economy Dominate at Congressman Keating's Town Hall
Landry Harlan
Economic development, visas for summer workers and tribal rights were up for discussion during Congressman Bill Keating's swing through the Vineyard Thursday.
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MVC, Tribal Leaders Hold Private Summit to Discuss Bingo Hall
Noah Asimow

Members of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission met with Wampanoag tribal leaders at a private summit in Aquinnah this week to discuss fallout from the recent start of construction on a long-planned bingo hall.

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