Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, also known as the People of the First Light, has inhabited present day Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island for more than 12,000 years. After an arduous process lasting more than three decades, the Mashpee Wampanoag were re-acknowledged as a federally recognized tribe in 2007. In 2015, the federal government declared 150 acres of land in Mashpee and 170 acres of land in Taunton as the Tribe’s initial reservation, on which the Tribe can exercise its full tribal sovereignty rights. The Mashpee tribe currently has approximately 2,600 enrolled citizens.
Upcoming Tribal Council Meetings
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The Nashauonk Mittark is a monthly publication filled with news for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and surrounding community.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Housing Department extends notice to all enrolled tribal members. You are hereby invited to attend an informational session to update the general body of the intentions for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG). The department welcomes all tribal community questions and concerns.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Youth Council are spreading some holiday cheer through the month of December. They have organized a series of special holiday movie nights for youth and their families. All movies will be shown in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center Gymnasium with doors opening at 6:00 PM (movies start at 6:30 PM). Let’s get in the holiday spirit with some family friendly movies.