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 Child Care Development Fund is hosting a First Aid & CPR Training on three days - Nov 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Nov 12 and 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. - at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center. RSVP to Kendall Scott at (508) 477-0208 ext. 164.
UMass Law has sponsored a free legal services clinic for tribal members. The legal clinic is held each Wednesday in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court located at 483 Great Neck Road South from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The clinic is designed to provide free legal assistance with civil legal issues, including family law, landlord-tenant law, and government benefits law in addition to other legal issues.
For more information about the clinic, please contact Attorney Ray Yox at (508) 775-7020 ext 2011 or at (774) 488-5940.