When: July 5th, 6th & 7th (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 2019; Gates open at 10 a.m. daily; Grand Entry procession at 1 p.m. daily
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Old Indian Meeting House. The annual service is held in partnership with the Mashpee Baptist Church and citizens of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
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.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department has organized several education and culture based programs for the summer and fall of 2019 for tribal students. These events are made possible thanks to the NYCP Grant funding.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 -email@example.com, no later than 7-1-2019, 5:00 pm EST.
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.
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.
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.
There are several open positions at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. As of the date of publication the following positions are open. Please visit the Human Resource section of the Tribe’s website for complete position descriptions and details for applicants.
A memorial bearing the names of more than 230 Mashpee veterans from all wars dating back to the American Revolution is slated to be built in the Mashpee Community Park. The list of names is currently in draft form and the historical commission for the town of Mashpee is asking the community to review the list for accuracy.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a meeting.
On June 5th the Indian Education program participated in a forum at the Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School (the Gomes School is one of Indian Ed’s district schools in New Bedford). Carol Wynne, Mashpee Wampanoag Culture Keeper and Otter Clan Mother presented our history and cultural lifeways to 550 students.
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.
Dasia Peters, daughter of Jermaine Peters and Jessica Souza, received five academic awards during the Mashpee High School Honors Ceremony. Dasia received awards in Wampanoag 1, Ecology, U.S. History, French 5, and the Mt. Holyoke Book Award. Congratulations Dasia.
Please join us in welcoming Briella Mae Hicks. Briella was born June 12, 2019 weighing 6lbs., 10oz to the proud parents of Brice Hicks, Jr. and Jessica Nelson.
Melissa Adele Mills Melendez passed away peacefully at home in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico on June 3, 2019, just shy of her 98th birthday. Born in Mashpee, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Melissa (Coombs) Mills. She was married to Ernest Furey and lived in Boston with her two children, Marcella Furey of Mashpee, MA and Allen Furey of Annapolis, MD.
Christie Lincoln, RDH - daughter of Rhonda Mills and granddaughter of Karl and Delores Mills and the late Alice Coombs Santos, is returning to Mashpee with her husband, Anthony and three children, Carter, Caleb and Sage.
Chef John Marcellino is the new owner of The Station Grill located at 59 Depot Ave in Falmouth Ma.
Lobster Rolls, Pulled pork Egg and Cheese breakfast sandwich, The Fat Daddy Cheese burger, Gifford’s ice cream, and more. The Station Ave Grill is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with seating inside and out. For more info, call (508) 221-8622.
Did you know There are 400+ tribal members that we do not have contact information for?
Some Grant and Funding requests cannot count them without an address. We could be losing money if we can’t count them. The U.S. 2010 Census did not include Mashpee Wampanoag as a tribe. Taking the 2020 Census has important potential to increase our funding. Additional funds came into Housing in 2017 because we updated membership numbers with HUD. U.S. 2020 Census is important for you to complete, “Shape our Future. Start Here”