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.
As required by the Code of Federal Regulations, 25 CFR 170.421 and 170.422, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is required to identify and publish all Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) funded projects and activities that are expected to be carried out over the next four years, along with the projected costs.
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 www.mashpeewampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/natural-resources for the complete BID package and instructions for submitting a proposal.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org and carbon copy mwtcdc@mwtribe-NSN.gov by July 1st, 2019.
The Emergency Management Department will be presenting information on a new Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan and seeking input from the community at the Sunday, June 9 General Membership Meeting at the Community and Government Center.
The Mashpee Public Schools Indian Education Program will be hosting its annual Potluck Social on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Mashpee Middle High School Gymnasium. The event is kid friendly and open to the public.
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 David.email@example.com.
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.
ICWA is currently seeking foster parents. Do you have room in your heart to pro- vide a Native American foster home for our future generations? Our Native children of all ages, from infancy to teens that are being removed from their families at an alarming rate by the State. Department of Children and Families (DCF) and some are being placed in non-native homes.
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 https://mashpeewampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/enrollment and click on the “Change of Address” button at the bottom of the page.
Mashpee Indian Health Services will be offering a four-week diabetes program. The diabetes program will begin on Thursday, June 6 (program held each Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. at the MSU Administration Building located directly behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center. Classes will run June 6 through June 27.
Eat at the 99 Restaurant on Wednesday, June 12 between 5 PM and 9 PM to support the Maspee Wampanoag Powwow Committee. All you have to do is show the flyer and 15% of your bill will directly support the 2019 Powwow. Dine for a cause at the 99 and please spread the word.
The food pantry has added the Gillette Fusion 5 Proglide to its inventory. To receive razors, stop by the food pantry during normal hours.
Food Pantry Hours
Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday