Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head

Cheryl Andrews-Maltais Reelected for Third Consecutive Term

Cheryl Andrews-Maltais defeated challenger NaDaizja Bolling 151-127 to earn her fifth term as tribal chairwoman.

Tribal Election Will Have No In-Person Voting

A pivotal election for chairperson of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and three tribal council seats will be held exclusively by mail-in voting, with no in-person voting allowed.

Two Islands, One Story as Dance and History Unite

Tribal descendants from Martha’s Vineyard and Puerto Rico brought their shared history to the stage Saturday afternoon in a powerful and uplifting work-in-progress piece that blended dance, film and spoken word.

Slate of Newcomers Set to Challenge Incumbents in Tribal Elections

A slate of political newcomers is looking to unseat a crowded field of longtime incumbents in tribal government.

Indigenous Peoples Day Gathering Asks for Commitment

A strong sense of local history was omnipresent as local Wampanoag leaders at an Indigenous People's Day event at Felix Neck spoke about the painful history of colonialism and genocide that the tribe has endured.

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.

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