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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe rebuts critics ahead of council vote

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The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts said it won't change its election procedures despite complaints from some voters

The tribe will be voting on Sunday to elect a chairman and other leaders. Some members contend the process is unfair but were denied a meeting with the council.

"The legal requirements provided in both are not negotiable," the tribe told The Cape Cod Times in a statement, referring to the tribe's constitution and its election ordinance.

A group of tribal members has filed suit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs in hopes of having their concerns addressed.

Get the Story:
Wampanoag election concerns persist (The Cape Cod Times 2/21)
Tribal faction calls for clean election (The Taunton Daily Gazette 2/21)

Related Stories:
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sets new date for council election (2/14)


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