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Tribal Chairperson Cheryl Andrews-Maltais
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe Wants Suit Heard In Federal Court

 

The Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe wants a dispute over its gambling rights settled in the federal courts. 

The Martha's Vineyard-based tribe announced plans last month to open a small casino on the island. But

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Patrick To Meet With Wampanoag Of Aquinnah On Casino Plan

 

Gov. Deval Patrick says he plans to meet with leaders of the Wampanoag of Aquinnah but does not anticipate a change in the state's position that the Martha's Vineyard-based tribe is ineligible for casino gambling.

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Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah Eyes Casino On Martha’s Vineyard

 

 

A Martha's Vineyard-based Indian tribe is claiming to have won federal approval to open a gambling facility on the island.

The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, a federally-recognized tribe, issued a statement on Tuesday saying it planned to move ahead with plans to convert an unfinished community center on tribal lands into a temporary Class II gambling facility.

Such

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