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Gov. Deval Patrick filed a lawsuit against the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Monday seeking to block the tribe’s plans to build a casino in Aquinnah.
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. Those steps include forming
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Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to block a proposed gaming facility on Martha’s Vineyard.
Patrick is asking the Supreme Judicial Court to affirm a 1983 land settlement between the Commonwealth and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head in which the state contends the tribe forfeited its right to tribal gaming on the island.
The Aquinnah Wampanoag last month released an opinion sought by the tribe from the National Indian Gaming Commission that found the tribe had
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Members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) sent a strong message about their desire for change last week, voting by a wide margin to elect Tobias Vanderhoop as the new chairman of the tribal council.
Mr. Vanderhoop has been deeply involved in tribal affairs for many years. A former tribal administrator, he is an advocate of education and economic development for the People of the First Light. More importantly, however, he seems to know how to listen. His
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Tobias Vanderhoop, the newly elected chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), is not completely slamming the door on a casino within miles of the picturesque cliffs of Aquinnah.
“We are interested in having a discussion and being fully informed about how we move forward,” Vanderhoop said Monday in answer to whether a Martha’s Vineyard casino is now off the table. “The will of our people is what guides us.”
Vanderhoop, a 39-year-old tribe member from Aquinnah, had
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Tobias Vanderhoop, who resigned last year as tribal administrator, won election as tribal chairman Sunday, defeating Cheryl Andrews-Maltais in her attempt at a third term.
According to a statement issued by Mr. Vanderhoop, 258 people voted at the tribal administration building in Aquinnah. A total of 165 tribal members voted for Mr. Vanderhoop, while 91 voted for Ms. Andrews-Maltais.
“I extend my sincere thanks to Chairwoman Maltais for the passion she has for our people and the dedication she has
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