Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe leaves community center unfinished
A community center for the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts remains unfinished and unused, six years after construction began.

The U.S. Air Force sent reservists to the reservation to build the center in the summer of 2004. The Department of Housing and Urban Development provided $500,000 for the project and the Bureau of Indian Affairs chipped in another $200,000 for road work.

But after the tribe said the center was 80 percent complete in the fall of 2008, nothing seems to have happened. "Thank you for your inquiry about the community center project, however, we have no update to provide at this time," administrator Tobias Vanderhoop told The Martha's Vineyard Times in an e-mail.

At the time, Vanderhoop said the tribe needed $500,000 to $600,000 to finish the building.

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Wampanoag Community Center sits unfinished, unused (The Martha's Vineyard Times 9/9)

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