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Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen aims to make history in Massachusetts

 

Last updated 10/5/2017 at 2:18pm

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Jacob Ventura seeks to be the first citizen of a federally-recognized tribe in the Massachusetts Legislature.

FOXBORO, MA-Jacob Ventura, a citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, is hoping to make history in Massachusetts.

Ventura, a Republican, is running to represent the Bristol and Norfolk District in the State Senate. If he wins, he will be the first citizen of a federally-recognized tribe in the Legislature, according to The Foxboro Reporter.

"I think we're going to win," said Ventura, who maintains a presence on Twitter and Facebook. "We have a great team of supporters and staff."

Ventura is facing three Republicans in the September 19 primary, the paper said. The general election takes plac...



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