2021

Looming over the Wampanoag tribe’s immediate future is the fate of a vacant parcel near its tribal headquarters, the proposed site for a 10,000-square-foot electronic bingo parlor.

The U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit has denied the Wampanoag Tribe’s request to rehear a case that requires it to obtain building permits before beginning construction on a bingo hall in the town of Aquinnah.

Attorneys for the Wampanoag tribe have asked U.S. Court of Appeals to re-hear their appeal in the legal dispute with the town of Aquinnah over building permits for the planned bingo hall.
Aquinnah town leaders looked to reset the cards in their dealings with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Tuesday.
In a pivotal decision, the high court upheld a lower court ruling that requires the Wampanoag tribe to obtain building permits for a planned bingo hall in Aquinnah.
The death of a longtime U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals judge has left a high-stakes case involving a proposed Aquinnah Wampanoag gaming facility on the Island in limbo.

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