Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head

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.

Cranberry Day Honors Ancient Wampanoag Tradition in the Bogs

Every year on the second Tuesday in October, members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) gather cranberries and give thanks for the harvest.

Dancing to the Drum Beat of Tradition at Wampanoag Powwow

With the distant ocean as a backdrop, members of tribal communities from throughout New England gathered at the Aquinnah Circle this weekend for the 10th annual Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) powwow.

Governor Patrick Goes to Court to Block Wampanoag Casino on the Vineyard

The 16-page complaint filed in the state Supreme Judicial Court claims the tribe breached a 1983 land claims settlement agreement by taking steps to allow gaming in Aquinnah.

Two Vie for Top Spot in Tribe Election

With an election set for this month to decide the top leadership post at the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) for the next three years, tribal members will face a clear choice: stay the course with a tribal chairman who has been at the helm for the past six years, or choose a new leader who is pitching the need for openness and change.

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Powwow

Wampanoag Powwow in Aquinnah

Follow the drumbeats, the hum of singing and the waft of food up to the Aquinnah Circle this weekend as the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) celebrates their 25th anniversary of federal recognition at their eight annual powwow.

Festivities take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with The Grand Entry, a procession of tribal members from across the New England area, starting at noon on Saturday.