Aquinnah Selectmen Look to Restart Discussions with Tribe

Aquinnah town leaders looked to reset the cards in their dealings with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Tuesday.

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Town in Casino Case

In a pivotal decision, the high court upheld a lower court ruling that requires the Wampanoag tribe to obtain building permits for a planned bingo hall in Aquinnah.

Tribe-Town Case Over Casino Stays Stalled After Death of Judge

The death of a longtime U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals judge has left a high-stakes case involving a proposed Aquinnah Wampanoag gaming facility on the Island in limbo.

Town, Tribe Square Off Before High Court Panel

The town of Aquinnah and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) were back in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit Monday morning.

Tribe, Town Return to Court Over Bingo Hall

More than a year after a U.S. District Court ruling halted construction on a proposed Wampanoag bingo hall in Aquinnah, the town and tribe will face off in court again.

Abrupt Action by Federal Government Puts Mashpee Casino Project in Jeopardy

A recent decision by the federal government to take some 300 acres of Mashpee Wampanoag land out of federal trust does not affect the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), but it speaks volumes about the political climate currently facing native peoples across the country, tribal chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais said this week

Tribal Attorneys Argue Forcefully for Gaming Rights in U.S. Appeals Court

The Wampanoag Tribe is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge who said the tribe must obtain local and state building permits before it can build a class II gaming facility.

Legal Bills Begin to Strain Aquinnah Town Budget

Mounting legal bills have prompted the Aquinnah selectmen to tentatively set a special town meeting and special town election for early October.

Temporary Truce Allows Tribe to Secure Bingo Hall Site in Aquinnah

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.

Tribe Presses for Permission to Secure Bingo Hall Site

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.