Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe Holds Whale Burial Ceremony

Tribal leadership maintains it has aboriginal rights to any dead whales that beach along the shores of Noepe — the Wampanoag name for Martha’s Vineyard. Retaining that right has remained a priority for members, who have traditionally made use of whale meat, fat, bones and baleen.

Whale Carcass Towed to Tribal Land for Further Study

The journey to Aquinnah was two-fold: a tow by sea to the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard in Vineyard Haven, and then a land transport up-Island.

Aquinnah Takes Aim at Algae Invader

Its scientific name is Codium fragile, but for many beachcombers across the Island the invasive macroalgae goes by a more ominous title: dead man’s fingers.

New Election for Tribal Council Set After Recount Confirms a Tie

The race for the tribal council at-large seat for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will go to a run-off this weekend after November’s election resulted in a tie.

Aquinnah Artisans Fair Draws Crowd From Across the Island

Wampum jewelry, children’s art, pottery, headwear, and handicrafts filled Aquinnah town hall this weekend for the 4th Annual Aquinnah Artisans Holiday Fair.

Tribal Elections to Be Held Next Month

Three seats are up for grabs in the Nov. 19 election, but there is only one contested race.

Aquinnah Tribe Awarded Climate Change, Stranding Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration together awarded the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) more than $170,000 in grants this month.

Aquinnah Breaks Ground on Affordable Apartments

Tucked between dense foliage on a lot not far from town hall, the apartments will serve as the first phase of a larger plan to revitalize the town center with a new playground and “food forest” of indigenous edible plants.

Revolution Wind Wins Federal Approval

Revolution Wind received the final greenlight Tuesday to build 65 wind turbines about 14 miles southwest of Aquinnah.

Secretary of Interior Meets with Aquinnah Tribe

Deb Haaland, the U.S. secretary of the interior, came to the Island earlier this month and met with the chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to talk about offshore wind energy and economic development.