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.
Alana Helme ~ 2019-2020 Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow Princess
Co-Ed Volleyball is open to anyone who wishes to participate.
The games will take place on Tuesday’s from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mashpee/Wakeby Pond through the summer.
Families and spectators are welcome to watch the action from the sidelines!
The North American Indian Center of Boston will be hosting an All Nations Back to School event on August 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 105 S. Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA. Food and drinks will be provided but please feel free to bring a dish to share.