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.
Come celebrate the Chief’s 96th birthday on June 16 at 1:00 p.m. at “55 Acres” on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Grounds 483 Great Neck Road South. It’s a potluck event and all are welcome with our without a dish. You being there is the best gift you can give him.
The walking club meets twice a week at 11:00 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The course is on the paved surface of the Tribal grounds around a circular route. Participants meet in the main lobby at noon as the designated start location. Pedometers are available for those who are interested in measuring their distance.