Alice Lopez Statue Unveiling on May 5

The Alice May Lopez Statue Fund Committee have realized its goal. On May 5 they will unveil a statue in
memory of Alice who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 49 in 2011. Alice was the founder and first
director of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Housing Department. The Committee will hold a ceremony in the lobby of the Community and Government Center with a potluck social in the Gymnasium following the ceremony.

Herring Day on April 17

Please join the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Education Department and Mashpee Indian Museum for family fun, activities, singing, dancing, fishing, and more at the annual Honoring Our Herring event. Honoring Our Herring will be held at the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum on Wednesday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tribe Accepted into 477 Program to Streamline Grant Management

A few weeks ago the Tribe was notified that it had been accepted into a program that will not only streamline the grant management process; eventually saving a significant amount of time and money, but in addition, open the Tribe up to new grants that provide the Tribe with increased employment opportunities and increased funding on the existing 477 grant programs.  The 477 Program that the Tribe will officially enter into on July 1 will allow Operations to consolidate up to thirteen different programs from the Department of Interior, Department of Labor, Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services into a single plan. Marnell Cash, WIOA manager, is the Tribe’s lead 477 plan manager, supported by the Education Director, Roxanne Mills Brown. 

Housing Schedule: Lottery to be Held April 14

Applications for the Housing Lottery closed on Friday, March 29 at 2:00 PM. All completed applications have been included in the housing lottery. All incomplete applications have been placed on a wait list. The Housing Lottery Drawing will be held on Sunday, April 14 at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center, prior to the April General Tribal Membership Meeting.

Childcare Center Design Meeting April 16

The Childcare Development Fund (CCDF) Program is seeking participation of individuals interested in providing constructive input into the structural design and cultural aspects (space, materials) of the tribal childcare center, proposed to be constructed, next year, at the Mashpee Wampanoag Village on Meetinghouse Road in Mashpee.

Funds were awarded in September, by the US Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families. A preconstruction application, containing a Feasibility Study and Schematic design, is due no later than June 30, 2019, for approval to move forward with construction. The bid for this component was awarded to RGB Architects, in February. Education staff met with John Racine in mid-March, to discuss the location, physical structure, and related aspects of the 3,500 square ft. center.

The first meeting is scheduled for April 16, from 5:00-6:00 PM in the MWT Community & Government Center, Education Conference Area. One to two additional meetings are anticipated during this stage of the application process.

For more information contact: Eileen Miranda, CCDF Program Manager, at 508-477-0208 Ext. 152; or, Roxanne Mills Brown, Education Director at 508-477-0208 Ext.149.

Attention Class of 2019: Graduate Brunch RSVP Due April 15

In preparation of this year’s Graduation Brunch on Sunday, June 23, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department requests contact information for all Mashpee Wampanoag and Native American High School and College students that are graduating in May /June 2019. It is incumbent on the graduates family and friends to provide this information so that recognition may be extended. The following information is requested by April 15.

Cultural Resource Monitor Training - Registration Due April 19


The Tribal Historic Preservation Department needs Cultural Resource Monitors (CRMs). This work will be contractual, worker assignments are as needed and a great opportunity for a Tribal member that has interest in our history and is experienced with the outdoors through hunting and fishing, map reading and demonstrates cultural knowledge. The department has gone to paperless data communications; successful candidates must show proficient skills related to file sharing, computer processes and experienced with computerized devices.

Position Summary: Monitors are assigned to projects on an as needed basis for the protection of Wampanoag cultural resources during ground disturbing activities within our aboriginal territory. These activities include observations over such things as State and Federal construction efforts, archeological survey areas, and various other construction related projects. CRMs will be required to report on all activities and findings to appropriate supervisor. Required skills: Active driver’s license, detail oriented, ability to work and learn independently; cultural sensitivity, and thorough reporting skills all of which must be professionally adhered to in order to carry out overall responsibilities. CRMs will report to Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) or designee. Trainings and occasional site supervision will be provided where necessary.

Interested applicants should contact Department Manager Love Williams at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office, 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649. You may also contact Ms. Williams at (508) 477-0208 ext. 174 with questions.

Pre-Registration For CRM Training - Deadline April 19th, 2019

Initial CRM Training to start April 22nd, 2019

Career Pathways for Tribal Youth Schedule April Vacation College Visits

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department Career Pathways for Tribal Youth will wrap up its series of college tours over April vacation for high school juniors and seniors and a parent or guardian. The College tours include transportation to and from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center, hotel stay and a per diem provided for the student and 1 parent/legal guardian.