An orca at Quil Ceda Village, a community on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington. Photo: Cloganese

Tulalip Tribes elect Teri Gobin, daughter of longtime leader, as new chairwoman

The Tulalip Tribes have a new leader and it's a woman for only the second time in history.

Teri Gobin was elected chairwoman at the tribe's annual general council meeting on Saturday, The Everett Herald reported. She is the daughter of Stan Jones, who led the Washington-based tribe for 26 years and served on the board of directors for a total of 44 years.

“I was in shock at first,” Gobin told the paper. “It was, ‘Oh my gosh.’”

Gobin succeeds Marie Zackuse, who was the first woman to serve as chair of the board of directors. Other officers on the board are Vice Chairman Glen Gobin, Treasurer Misty Napeahi and Secretary Jared Parks.

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