about us


The Aquinnah Wampanoag Gaming Corporation(“AWGC”) was established by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) (“Tribe”) for the purpose of developing, constructing, owning, leasing, operating, managing, maintaining, promoting and financing Gaming Facilities and engaging in any other lawful activity, subject to any limitations imposed by any contract, indenture or other instrument by which the AWGC is bound. The AWGC has  the delegated authority from the Tribal Council to assume all obligations, responsibilities and duties of the Tribe under gaming law, with the sole exception of the power of gaming regulation,gaming licensing and enforcement of applicable law, which powers are reserved to the Tribal Government.


The Mission of the AWGC is to promote the welfare and prosperity of tribal members and to actively promote, attract, encourage and develop economically sound commerce and industry for the purpose of  creating employment and preventing economic stagnation through the exercise of the Tribe’s right to game.


Cheryl Andrews-Maltais
Cheryl Andrews-Maltais is the Chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah. The Tribe is located on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts. They are known as The 
William Allen
William Allen is a Board Member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Gaming Corporation. He is an elder and fondly known by his Tribal members as Little Flying Feet. Mr. Allen currently resides in Brockton,  
Keith Marden
Keith Marden, Treasurer of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Gaming Corporation and member of the Tribal Council, brings with him over 20 years of project management and business management skills. Mr. 
Lloyd Marden
Lloyd Marden, Board Member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Gaming Corporation, previous member of the Tribal Council and Tribal Elder, brings with him over 25 years of business/property development and 
Naomi Carney
Naomi Carney is a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah Tribal Council, and has been serving on the Tribal Council for 18 years. She has been involved in the Aquinnah Wampanoag