The WampanoagÂ tribe’s interest in casinos is in the hands of a corporation separate from the tribal government.
Under the administration of Donald Widdiss, Ms. Andrews-Maltais’s predecessor, the Wampanoag Tribe signed a development agreement with the Seneca Nation, a tribe in New York that has developed two very successful casinos. During her campaign Ms. Andrews-Maltais criticized the way that agreement was negotiated and announced. She said the “hard funding” part of the Seneca agreement has been suspended, but the corporation is still working closely with the Seneca. Continue reading