August 2018 Mittark

Fed Agency Supports Bill Protecting Tribe’s Reservation Land


Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Cedric Cromwell, met with members of Congress in Washington D.C. on July 24 to talk about legislation that could help to forever protect the Tribe’s land in trust.

“Without Congressional action confirming that the IRA applies to Mashpee, it is possible not only that we will lose our current reservation, but also that we will never have any reservation,” said Cromwell.

A group that includes 9th District Congressman William Keating, who represents the Cape and Islands, filed the bill earlier this year that re-affirms the tribe’s federal land status.

Chairman's Column


Greetings Tribal Family,

We returned our Powwow to sovereign land last month…it was an amazing homecoming. Everyone that I spoke with could feel the connection and the importance of our annual powwow being held on our reservation lands. We danced and drummed hard, shared traditional crafts and had some amazing food from our local cooks. It was the good medicine we all needed.

I carried this good medicine with me following the Powwow. I carried it with me as we continued our progress on our new housing project on Meeting House Road, which we will need your help to name, and as I prepared to meet with members of Congress to ensure our land...


Free Narcan Training on September 12


The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Health and Human Services Department will be sponsoring a free Narcan Training for community members on Wednesday, September 12. The overdose prevention and reversal program will be held at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Participants will be instructed on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose, what to do during an overdose and how to administer Narcan. All adult participants will receive a free Narcan kit.

Youth from the ages of 13 to 17 may also attend the free training when accompanied by a parent or guardian, but will not receive a Narcan kit. 


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