Supreme Court Clears Way for Tribe to Build Bingo Hall
John H. Kennedy
On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to wade into the Wampanoag casino case, tribal leaders said this week they are ready to move ahead with plans to build a bingo hall on the Island.
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Tribe Confirms Plans to Build Bingo Hall on Martha's Vineyard
John H. Kennedy and Steve Myrick

In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision to not review the Wampanoag casino case, tribal leaders in Aquinnah said they are ready to move ahead on plans to build a bingo hall on the Island.

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Casino Case
John H. Kennedy

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to wade into the legal fight over the Aquinnah tribe’s gaming aspirations, clearing the way for an electronic bingo facility on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Wampanoag Tribe Takes Land Into Federal Trust
John H. Kennedy

The federal Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs this week announced plans to accept into trust about 15 acres of land for the tribe.

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Historic Ruling Grants Gay Head Indians Federal Recognition
Elaine Lembo
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.
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Aquinnah Herring Cam Offers Fish's Eye View of Underwater Action
Alex Elvin
Since installing the Island’s first underwater herring cam, scientists have had a fish’s-eye view of herring, otters, cormorants and other species making their way through a historic herring run in Aquinnah.
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Wampanoag Financial Crisis Forces Tribe to Sell Off Land and Stock Assets
Chris Burrell
A general store, a delicatessen and a shellfish hatchery - they were all supposed to add up to profits for the only federally recognized Indian tribe in the state, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).
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