Dr. Evans, Tribal Member, to Join Dental Team

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Dr. Tempestt Evans will be joining the dental team (Terasa and Elaine) at the Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit. Dr. Evans visited the dental clinic on June 3-4, and is a great fit to continue to provide dental services to the tribal community. A start date has not yet been determined, but is anticipated to be sometime this summer.

Dr. Evans grew up in Connecticut, completed her dental school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, and is currently finishing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Winslow Indian Health Care Center in Arizona. As a registered member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, she is looking forward to giving back and advancing the oral health of the Mashpee Wampanoag
as well as that of other federally recognized tribal members.

TERO Notification

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Gaming Authority (MWTGA)

Accepting proposals from qualified Fence or General Contractors for the supply and installation of perimeter galvanized chain link fencing at Tribal property at O’Connell Way, Taunton, MA 02780.

Pursuant to the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO), the  MWTGA, is seeking qualified Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Members with experience in the scope(s) of work listed above and attached. 

Pre-bid site visit can be scheduled through attorney Rebekah Salguero at rsalguero@salguerolaw.com.

Proposals will be received until: July 9, 2019, 2:00 pm, EST at:

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center
483 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA 02649
attn: Ms. Francie Dottin

All proposal related questions need to be submitted in writing via email to: Rebekah Salguero -rsalguero@salguerolaw.com, no later than 7-1-2019, 5:00 pm EST.

A New Tradition of "Honor!"

On June 7th, tribal graduates from Mashpee High School gathered at the Tribe’s Community and Government Center for a photo to mark a symbolic moment. The photo was part of a “Walk of Honor” procession that took place that day. It was a walk through the tribal building that the entire Mashpee High School 2019 senior class of 98 students participated in together. Congratulations to all of the graduating students. May you continue to walk forward with honor.

Summer Meals and Neepunee PÔhp8Ôk Camp Kicks Off on July 15 – August 30, 2019

The Mashpee Old Indian Meeting House Authority, Inc. is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, for the 30 tribal children enrolled in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Neepunee PÔhp8Ôk Camp. Fifty percent (50%) of enrolled children must meet the guidelines for free or reduced meals in the National School Lunch Program. The income guidelines for reduced-priced meals by family size are listed online in this edition of the Mittark. Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

Quashnet School Celebrates Native Culture

On June 4 and 5 the Quashnet School hosted “Wampanoag Day” a collaborative event between the Mashpee Public Schools and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Partnership Plan. The event featured learning stations, crafts with Mother Bear, games, traditional football, hubbub, and double ball. Students also participated in STEM and Estuary Soup activities and were shuttled to the Tribe’s shellfish farm where they were greeted by Corey Hendricks. There was also food prepared by Naomi Walker. The event closed with songs that included the rattles the children made.

Tribal Student Zoe Harris Seeking Natives to Interview About Traditional Medicine

Hello tribal members! Zoe Harris (daughter of Gordon Harris and granddaughter of Barbara Harris) is looking for people to interview about traditional medicine for her senior capstone project at Northeastern University. Interviews can be in person or via phone call and are expected to last about 60-90 minutes. The information collected from these interviews will ultimately be used to create a children's book for the WLRP. Interviews will take place from August 1st-15th and 21st-24th. If you are interested in being interviewed or have questions about the project you can contact Zoe by phone (1-508-367-9625) or email (harris.z@husky.neu.edu) to set up a meeting.

Savannah Maher Joins Wyoming Public Media

Savannah Maher joined Wyoming Public Media in June after working on NPR’s midday show Here & Now, where her work explored everything from Native peoples’ fraught relationship with American elections to the erosion of press freedoms from tribal media outlets. A proud citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, she’s excited to get to know the people of the Wind River reservation and dig into the stories that matter to them.

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