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.

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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.

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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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Learning to Speak Across the Ages with Wampanoag Language Program

The Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, based in Mashpee, plans to co-launch a language immersion preschool next fall, a major milestone in its efforts to revive the language.

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Judge Rules Tribe Gave Up Rights to Build Casino in Aquinnah
The decision on Nov. 13 by U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor 4th was a sweeping legal victory for the town of Aquinnah, the state and the Aquinnah/Gay Head Community Association, which argued that the tribe must submit to local and state gambling prohibitions.
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Court Denies Tribe Rights to Pursue Gambling on Martha's Vineyard

Wampanoag tribal leaders reacted with disappointment and casino opponents with relief following a ruling by a federal judge Friday denying the tribe the right to build a casino on tribal land in Aquinnah.

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Promotional Booklet by Tribe Reveals Casino Details

A booklet circulated to members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) prior to a referendum over the latest plan to bring gaming to Martha’s Vineyard offers the first public details of what the 9,000-square-foot casino in Aquinnah might look like.

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Tribe Vote to Overturn Casino Deadlocks, Fails

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will continue plans to build a gambling hall in Aquinnah following a tie vote in a special ballot initiative to overturn the project. The final tally was 110 to 110, well short of the required two-thirds majority.

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New Exhibit Highlights Native American Journey
The Aquinnah Cultural Center is hosting the exhibit Captured: 1614 curated by Plymouth 400, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower and the settlers’ relationship with the native populations.
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Study Commissioned by Tribe Says Bingo Could Be Big Money

According to a marketing study done for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), a class II casino — essentially, an electronic bingo facility — would net revenue of more than $4.5 million per year, a document filed in federal court this week shows.

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