Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head

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.

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).

Solidarity on the Water, Wampanoag Tribe Creates Vessel to Greet Hokule'a

The Wampanoag people in Aquinnah are building the muhsh8n (pronounced mishoon) in preparation for the arrival of the Hokule’a on Tuesday.

Wampanoag Tribe Begins Appeal in Federal Court Case

As promised, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is appealing a ruling that it has no legal authority to run a gambling facility on the Island.

Wampanoag Tribe Asks Judge To Reconsider; HUD Grants Extension

As the Aquinnah tribe presses its case in federal court to open a gambling hall on the Island, it has been granted an extension to repay $1.1 million in federal funds used to build a community center that’s targeted for the casino.

Learning to Speak Across the Ages with Wampanoag Language Program

The Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, based in Mashpee, plans to co-launch a language immersion preschool next fall, a major milestone in its efforts to revive the language.

Sons of Gay Head Stood Strong in World War I

When the call to duty came, Gay Head sent 23 of its sons to World War I, a larger percentage of its population than any other town in New England. All able-bodied men volunteered to serve.

Cranberry Day Endures as Wampanoag Harvest Celebration

Members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) headed down to the bogs to celebrate Cranberry Day, a longstanding harvest tradition for the Vineyard’s Native American tribe. The day ended with a potluck dinner.

Building Inspector Warns Wampanoag Tribe to Halt Construction on Casino

The town of Aquinnah today delivered a cease and desist letter to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), warning it to halt any work on a gaming hall because the tribe lacks a town building permit and such a project is prohibited by local zoning bylaws.

Wampanoag Tribe Puts Martha's Vineyard Casino on Fast Track; Aquinnah Selectmen Call Closed-Door Meeting

The chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) announced that work will begin soon to convert a tribal community center into a gambling hall. Selectmen will hold a special executive session Monday.