Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head

Aquinnah Powwow

The annual Aquinnah powwow takes place this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11 at the Aquinnah Circle.

Beach Grass Planting Fueled by Community Roots

Nearly 80 volunteers gathered at Lobsterville Beach Saturday morning to take part in dune restoration efforts led by the Natural Resources Group of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

State Bill Would Add Tribal Member to the MVC

A bill making its way through the state legislature would eliminate a 48-year-old provision that allows for a voting member appointed by the governor of Massachusetts.

Property Purchase by Tribe Puts an End to Land Court Dispute

A standoff between the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and a Delaware bank that had raised questions of tribal sovereignty has apparently ended.

Vineyard Tribe Applauds U.S. Interior Decision for Mashpee

The recent decision to reaffirm some 170 acres of land owned by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe as a federal trust is welcome news to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head.

Tribe Makes Bid for State Gaming License

With construction of a bingo hall in Aquinnah on indefinite hold, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has petitioned Gov. Charlie Baker to enter into formal negotiations for a full gaming license, including mobile sports betting.

Tribe Eyes Expansion in New Bedford

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is eyeing a building in New Bedford to expand its services and provide jobs to tribal members on the mainland, according to its monthly newsletter.

Future of Casino Still a Question Mark for Wampanoag Tribe

Looming over the Wampanoag tribe’s immediate future is the fate of a vacant parcel near its tribal headquarters, the proposed site for a 10,000-square-foot electronic bingo parlor.

Tribe Presses in Court Over Aquinnah Property Access

A move by a Delaware bank to foreclose on a small property in Aquinnah has opened up a new front in the Wampanoag tribe’s continuing efforts to assert its rights as a sovereign nation.

Appeals Court Denies Tribe's Request to Rehear Casino Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit has denied the Wampanoag Tribe’s request to rehear a case that requires it to obtain building permits before beginning construction on a bingo hall in the town of Aquinnah.