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.
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The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will be staging a walk in Washington DC to protest a recent federal government decision that could lead to the loss of its sovereign reservation. The Mashpee Wampanoag Land Sovereignty Walk and Rally will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. and will go from the National museum of the American Indian to the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC.
This walk is on the heels of a walk held last month that went through part of the Tribe’s ancestral homeland in Mashpee.
This weekly lunch and language event is held each Tuesday and Thursday at the MWT Community and Government Center.
Tribal Citizens along with family and friends from the community are invited to attend the 9th Annual Native American Thanks Giving on Saturday, November 17. The annual event, which is coordinated by the Old Indian Meeting House Committee, will open at 11:00 a.m. at the Old Indian Meeting House with an opening ceremony and prayer.