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Extreme winter weather can leave communities without utilities or other services for long periods of time.
Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups.
Toward the end of the month of October, Emergency Management Director Nelson Andrews accepted a guest speaker invitation for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 75th Annual meeting. At the meeting Nelson gave a presentation titled "Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future."
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Election Committee extends notice to all Enrolled Tribal Members who will turn 18 years of Age on or before Sunday, February 10, 2019, that they are required to complete a Voter Registration Form in order to vote at the general election on Sunday, February 10, 2019 (the “Election Day”).
The Election Committee is seeking volunteers and monitors for the upcoming regular election on Sunday, February 10, 2019.
The Committee is also seeking a moderator for the candidates forum. The date for the forum is TBA.
On Saturday, November 17 the Old Indian Meeting House Committee hosted another successful Native American Thanks Giving Celebration.
The celebration at the Meeting House was led by Deacon Wayne Jackson and Pastor Fred Gray. Many Tribal and non-tribal visitors stood and proudly related to those gathered what they were thankful for this past year.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is available for the 2018 winter season. LIHEAP is designed to help eligible low-income households supplement part of their winter heating service bills.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe currently has open seats, including three (3) 2 year terms and one (1) 3 year term on its Enrollment Committee. One of the most important responsibilities of the Enrollment Committee is to review enrollment applications. Please visit the Tribal website at https://mashpeewampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/enrollment to review the Enrollment Ordinance.
Tribal Court and the Elders Judiciary Committee would like to welcome to the Judicial Team, Judge Amanda WhiteEagle who has accepted the position as Alternate District Court Judge for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Judge WhiteEagle is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. She currently works for the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice as the Attorney General. In addition, she works for the Santee Sioux Nation and the Prairie Island Indian Community as an associate judge. Amanda previously taught law at the University of Wisconsin, and had been an associate judge for the Ho-Chunk Tribe from 2012 to 2015. Judge WhiteEagle has won many awards and participated in many tribal trainings. Judge WhiteEagle graduated from the University of Wisconsin law School with a JD in 2005. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court is honored to have an accomplished Judge to round out our judicial team.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Youth Council is spreading some holiday cheer through the month of December. They have organized a series of special holiday movie nights for youth and their families. All movies will be shown in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center Gymnasium with doors opening at 6:00 PM (movies start at 6:30 PM). Let’s get in the holiday spirit with some family friendly movies.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Department of Public Works will hold a Roadway Design Review public meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center located at 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee. The public meeting is being held for the purpose of the Maushop Farm Site Roads and the Housing Sanitary Roads.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department Career Pathways for Tribal Youth has organized a series of college tours over the next few months 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.
The Housing Department has added two additional resources to the department’s web page. There is now a rental listing and a list of financial support/alternative resources that a tribal member can access easily online.
In honor of Native American Heritage month and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Vermont Evaporator Company (link is external) is challenging the Vermont maple industry to join it in making a difference for native New Englanders by donating a portion of November sales. Vermont Evaporator Company has identified its chosen beneficiary as the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.
Wampanoag citizens from all tribal communities are invited to an information session hosted by the Wampanoag Advisory Committee to Plymouth 400 and SmokeSygnals to learn about exhibits, events and activities being planned for the upcoming commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower upcoming in 2020. The two-part session to be held at the Mashpee Wampanoag Government Center on Saturday, January 12 from 11 am to 2 pm will invite input and seek tribal artisans to participate in an historic wampum belt project.