Power struggle within Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
The leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is disputing his suspension as illegal.

Tribal council members held an emergency meeting last Friday and voted to suspend chairman Shawn Hendricks and secretary Desire Hendricks Moreno. They said they are going to investigate possible wrongdoing by the two officials.

But Hendricks said the meeting was illegal. He said there was no emergency to address.

The tribe has come under scrutiny due to the guilty plea of former chairman Glenn Marshall. Some tribal council members say Hendricks, who was close to Marshall, should resign.

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