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.

Tribe Agrees to Halt Construction on Bingo Hall Site

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.

Tribe Seeks Stay in U.S. District Court to Begin Building Bingo Hall

The Wampanoag tribe registered its strong opposition Thursday to a ruling by a federal judge that it must obtain building permits from the town to construct a bingo hall in Aquinnah.

Federal Judge Rules Tribe Must Obtain Building Permits for Bingo Hall

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.