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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe rebuts critics ahead of council vote
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013
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)
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sets new date for council election
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