Tribal Election to Bring Leadership Change
The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is set to see to a leadership change in the tribal election this weekend, with two former chairmen vying for the top spot.
The election is Sunday. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the tribal headquarters off Black Brook Road in Aquinnah.
Donald Widdiss, who previously served three terms as chairman, is running against Cheryl Andrews-Maltais. Ms. Andrews-Maltais previously served two terms as chairman. She was unseated by Tobias Vanderhoop in 2013. Mr. Vanderhoop is reportedly not seeking reelection. He did not return telephone calls from the Gazette this week seeking comment.