Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head

Tribe Plans to Build Public Safety Facility

Asserting its sovereignty, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has taken preliminary steps to build its own public safety facility on tribal land.

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.

Holiday Meal Origins Hold Some Hard Truths

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, two members of the Wampanoag Tribe held a gathering on Saturday entitled The Thanksgiving Myth Busted.

Wampanoag Tribal Elections are Sunday

Incumbent chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Cheryl Andrews-Maltais will face a write-in challenge from newcomer Kevin Devine.

Wampanoag Exhibit Reveals Hard Truths of History

Every year, a new chapter has been added to “Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History, a recurring exhibit at the Aquinnah Cultural Center.

Powwow Celebrates Tribal Heritage, Traditions

Every year, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) gathers for its annual powwow — a festive two-day celebration of tribal heritage.

Tribal Chairman Named as Panelist in Iowa Forum

Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, chairman of the Wampanoag tribe, was selected to be a panelist at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.

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.

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.

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.