Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head

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.

Wampanoag Tribe and Town Spar in Court Again

In a motion filed in U.S. District Court on April 4, attorneys for the town asked the court to clarify the scope of the court rulings that gave the tribe the right to build a gambling facility.

Aquinnah Sites Reveal 10,000 Years of Wampanoag History

A 2001 Aquinnah bylaw requiring archaeological reviews of proposed building sites has unearthed scores of significant discoveries.

Supreme Court Clears Way for Tribe to Build Bingo Hall

On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to wade into the Wampanoag casino case, tribal leaders said this week they are ready to move ahead with plans to build a bingo hall on the Island.

U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Casino Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to wade into the legal fight over the Aquinnah tribe’s gaming aspirations, clearing the way for an electronic bingo facility on Martha’s Vineyard.

Full U.S. Appeals Court Declines to Hear Casino Case

A federal appeals court has rejected another bid to halt efforts by the Aquinnah Wampanoags to conduct a gambling operation on Martha’s Vineyard, narrowing the legal options for the town, state and community group.

State Joins Town, Taxpayers in Appeal of Casino Ruling

The commonwealth of Massachusetts joined Aquinnah and a community group this week in challenging a federal appellate panel’s ruling that gave the green light to a tribal gambling facility.

U.S. Appeals Court Rules Soundly for Wampanoag Tribe In Casino Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals this week delivered a sharp, clear message to the Wampanoag tribe — it has the right to operate an electronic bingo parlor on protected tribal lands.

Tribe's Right to Offer Gambling on Vineyard In Hands of Federal Court

A high-stakes legal battle will ultimately determine whether a bingo parlor can be operated on tribal lands at the western tip of the Vineyard.

Wampanoag Tribe Elects Cheryl Andrews-Maltais Chairman

Cheryl Andrews-Maltais will return for a third term as chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).