January 2019 Mittark

Plans to Develop Gooseberry Island Denied: A Win for Our Wetlands


Gooseberry Island Trust and SN Trust requested several variances in order to develop a single-family home on the 3.9-acre island, a development that the Tribe has stood firmly in opposition of. The proposed home would sit on fragile wetlands and next to the Tribe’s First Light Oyster farm.

The owners of Gooseberry Island in Popponesset Bay struck out again in December with the Zoning Board of Appeals in their bid to build a home on the island with a bridge to the mainland.


Chairman's Column


Wunee keesuq Tribal family,

It’s hard to believe that we’re ushering in a new year and we’re still petitioning the U.S. Government to recognize our full rights as a tribal nation. Last month the General Society of Mayflower Descendants recognized the hypocrisy of the situation and decided to formally put its support behind our Tribe. We’re also up to 23 co-sponsors of our bi-partisan Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation Reaffirmation Act…


Language School Design Sessions


Mukayuhsak Weekuw (The Children's House) is growing! Help us design a community plan for everything Grade 2-4 students need to know about their culture & homelands. Join WLRP for a meal, survey, and discussion series Tuesdays in January: January 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 4:30-6pm in the K-1 classroom at Mukayuhsak Weekuw (483 Great Neck Rd. S).

Contact: Jennifer Weston (jweston@wlrp.org)


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