Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head

Dancing to Drumbeat of Tradition

With a festive panoply of traditional songs, dance, food — and one marriage proposal — the Wampanoag Tribe hosted its annual powwow this weekend.

Selectmen Seek Meeting With Tribe on Bingo Hall

Aquinnah selectmen sent a letter to the chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) this week requesting a meeting to discuss the bingo hall.

Wampanoag Tribe Announces Partner in Bingo Hall Venture

The gaming arm of the Wampanoag Tribe announced Wednesday that it will partner with an Oklahoma tribe to open a bingo hall in Aquinnah.

Wampanoag Tribe Showcases History, Culture at Annual Potluck

The sound of drums and smell of venison stew greeted visitors to the old Aquinnah town hall Sunday evening for the third annual Wampanoag New Year celebration.

Vineyard Tribe Chairman Introduces Senator Warren

The chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) introduced U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren before a closely watched speech this week.

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.

From Island to Island, Tobias Vanderhoop Still Leads the Way

Tobias Vanderhoop may have moved clear across the country, but in many ways he finds himself in familiar surroundings: on an Island serving in a leadership role for a tribal community.

Wampanoag Tribe Takes Land Into Federal Trust

The federal Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs this week announced plans to accept into trust about 15 acres of land for the tribe.

Wampanoag Tribe Awarded Grant

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), in partnership with the town of Aquinnah, will receive a $50,000 grant.