Tribal Departments Participate in Wildland Firefighter Training

During the month of April some staff from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Emergency Management Department, Natural Resource Department and AmeriCorps program participated in wildland firefighter training on Joint Base Cape Cod. Some of the tribal members also participated in a prescribed burn at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Holland Mill North burn unit located behind the Community and Government Center.

NRD Seeking Bids for Catering

The Natural Resources Department is seeking bids for catering services. The contracted services are needed for Traditional Wampanoag Lunches for 18-20 people for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from the dates of July 9 through August 1 served at different locations. Bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM on June 23, 2019. Visit for the complete BID package and instructions for submitting a proposal.

CDC Seeking Tribal Citizen to Join Board of Directors

CDC Seeking Tribal Citizen to Join Board of Directors

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community Development Corporation (CDC) is currently seeking Two (2) qualified tribal citizen to join the CDC Board of Directors. The CDC was organized to engage in activities that will promote the social welfare, economic security and community development of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and its enrolled citizens that will enable the Tribe to be self-sufficient and to provide economic support for its tribal citizens. If you are interested in serving as a CDC Board of Director, please send a letter of interest along with your resume/CV to Francie Dottin, executive administrative assistant to the chairman, and carbon copy by July 1st, 2019.

Historic Preservation Seeks Images and Memorabilia from the first National Day of Mourning

Historic Preservation Seeks Images and Memorabilia from the first National Day of Mourning

The Tribal Historic Preservation Department is working with the Smithsonian to develop an exhibit, while creating opportunities for Tribal members to be involved throughout the development process. To support the project, Tribal Members are asked to send photos and memorabilia from the first two years of the National Day of Mourning. For more information, please contact David Weeden, interim tribal historic preservation officer (THPO)/Director, at

New Hire for Tribal Court

Tribal Court would like to welcome Maria Turner as the new Court Administrator.  Maria is a member of the Natick Nipmuc Tribe.  She holds Master Degree in Education and Counseling.  Maria has held several different positions and has recently retired from the Department of children and Families.  Maria formally worked for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe from 1989 to 1993 in the capacity of Director of Jobs Training Partnership Act.  Her experiences include advocacy, mediation and court intervention.

Update Your Contact Information

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”

Contact the Enrollment Department to update your contact information or visit the Enrollment Department online at and click on the “Change of Address” button at the bottom of the page.