Aquinnah Goes to Court to Block Casino; Tribe Blasts Town

A federal judge has scheduled a July 28 hearing on the town of Aquinnah’s bid for a court order to block all construction work converting a community center into a gambling facility by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

Tribe Will Take a New Vote on Aquinnah Casino Question

Members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) who oppose a casino have successfully petitioned for another vote on the issue at the tribe’s general membership meeting next month, officials confirmed last night. Voting takes place on August 16.

Failed Aquaculture Grant Had Eyed Aquinnah Tribal Lands for Study

An ambitious grant proposal that may have benefitted the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) was recently turned down in the early phases of an application process that involved research communities in the United States and China.

Building Inspector Warns Wampanoag Tribe to Halt Construction on Casino

The town of Aquinnah today delivered a cease and desist letter to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), warning it to halt any work on a gaming hall because the tribe lacks a town building permit and such a project is prohibited by local zoning bylaws.

Aquinnah Issues Cease and Desist Order to Tribe to Halt Work on Casino

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.

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

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.

Tribe Expands Holdings With Real Estate Purchase

In its first land purchase in more than a decade, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has added 17 acres to its approximately 480 acres of land holdings. The $1.15 million property abuts the Wampanoag tribal building land.

Cranberry Day Honors Ancient Wampanoag Tradition in the Bogs

Every year on the second Tuesday in October, members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) gather cranberries and give thanks for the harvest.

Dancing to the Drum Beat of Tradition at Wampanoag Powwow

With the distant ocean as a backdrop, members of tribal communities from throughout New England gathered at the Aquinnah Circle this weekend for the 10th annual Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) powwow.

Pow Wow Drums Up Spirit in Aquinnah

On Saturday and Sunday, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will celebrate its 10th annual Island Pow Wow at the Aquinnah Circle.

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