Formerly shunned Wampanoags lose council election
Two formerly shunned members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts lost their bid for seats on the tribal council but one said she will try again next year.

Stephanie Tobey-Roderick and Michelle Fernandes didn't receive enough votes to claim four open seats on the council. Three incumbents and one newcomer were elected.

Tobey-Roderick and Fernandes were shunned for filing a lawsuit in state court that sought more information the tribe's finances. It turns out the tribe's former chairman was involved in illegal activities and pleaded guilty for his crimes.

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