New Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chair Promises Integrity
MASHPEE — The new chair of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council says his goals are to unite tribal members, promote economic development and preserve the tribe’s culture.
The Cape Cod Times reported Tuesday that 28-year-old Brian Weeden won a four-way election last weekend. He got 241 votes, 20 more than his closest competitor.
The federally recognized tribe has struggled financially for years and its plans to build and operate a casino in Taunton are on hold.
Weeden’s two immediate predecessors were both indicted on financial crime charges while in office. Weeden says he wants to restore integrity and trust.