Federal court date looming; Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair
On the eve of the fast-approaching federal court date to argue the right to operate a Class II gaming facility on its Martha’s Vineyard reservation in Massachusetts, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe recently elected a new leader.
After a three-year absence, Cheryl Andrews-Maltais will once again be assuming the leadership role of the federally recognized Wampanoag Tribe Of Gay Head (Aquinnah). Andrews-Maltais replaces Tobias Vanderhoop, who was elected in November 2013 after defeating the newly elected chair. During her absence from the chair’s post, Andrews-Maltais held a Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) senior advisor position.