Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head

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.

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.