Chris Burrell
For the first time since the mid-nineties, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is looking at favorable odds in its bid to build a high-end casino in southeastern Massachusetts.
Casinos
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Chris Burrell
For months now, Wampanoag tribal chairwoman Beverly Wright has been telling her constituents and at least one federal agency that the tribe's finances are in terrible shape, riddled with debts from failed business ventures.
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Chris Burrell
A general store, a delicatessen and a shellfish hatchery - they were all supposed to add up to profits for the only federally recognized Indian tribe in the state, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Chris Burrell
A federal mediator yesterday waded into the dispute between officials in Aquinnah and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) over the tribe's plans to form its own police force.
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Aquinnah Police
Chris Burrell
The question of whether claims of sovereignty entitle the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to skirt local and state laws will be decided in Dukes County superior court, rather than a federal district court in Boston where lawyers for the tribe wanted the case tried.
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Dukes County Superior Court
Joshua Sabatini
U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock heard the case of Aquinnah building inspector versus the Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head Wednesday and questioned whether the federal court has jurisdiction over the civil action. The outcome of the case will determine whether the town has zoning jurisdiction on tribal lands.
U.S. District Court
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Chris Burrell
After spending much of the last two years in political hot water over gun-toting rangers, sheds with no building permits and the stewardship of a beloved general store, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) now finds itself in a state of inner turmoil, its members at odds with each other.
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Chris Burrell
The dispute over the right of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to arm its rangers with handguns and establish its own police force is now being hashed out in the offices of the state attorney general in Boston, where state officials are acting as facilitators.
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Guns
Julia Wells
The Aquinnah building inspector filed a lawsuit this week against the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to test the question of whether the tribe must follow local zoning rules. "A genuine controversy exists on this issue requiring judicial guidance," wrote Aquinnah town counsel Ronald H. Rappaport in the complaint.
Aquinnah
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Chris Burrell
In the view of Aquinnah police chief Doug Fortes, the turning point came in the fall of 1999, when rangers from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) came back from a trip to the Oneida Indian Nation in upstate New York, packing a half dozen Glock nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistols.
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
June Manning
We are members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Wampanoag history
June Manning
As Gay Head entered the 1900s, it was one of the newest towns in the commonwealth.
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Wampanoag history

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