Mohegan Tribe To Name New Chief Today
March 4, 2010
UNCASVILLE - The Mohegan Indian tribe's Council of Elders is naming Lynn Malerba as chief of the tribe, making her the first woman to hold the post in more than 300 years.The Day of New London reports that the council will announce Malerba's appointment Thursday morning.
The tribe runs the Mohegan Sun casino in southeastern Connecticut.Malerba is currently chairman of the nine-member Mohegan Tribal Council and will step down from that seat in August.
She told The Day Wednesday night that it's an incredible honor to represent the entire tribal family as chief, and an incredible responsibility.
he chief's job, which is a lifetime appointment, has been vacant since Chief Ralph Sturges died in October 2007. He had served as chief since 1992.
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