The Mashpee Board of Selectmen voted Monday to take part in a meeting with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe proposed for March 5. It will be the first time the tribe and the town have met since 2016, according to Selectman Andrew Gottlieb, who pushed the board to come up with a “substantive” agenda for the long-anticipated joint summit.
The U.S Department of Interior has notified the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe that it is still reviewing evidence to determine whether the tribe qualifies to have land taken into trust under a different legal category from one originally awarded in 2015, and will provide an update on that process in one month.
In an email Tuesday, Associate Solicitor for the Interior Department Eric Shepard wrote that the federal agency is still evaluating arguments and submissions from parties involved in the ongoing effort and cannot provide a specific date by which to issue a decision.
Thanks to the Building Pathways for Tribal Youth under the NYCP grant, the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Education Department is able to coordinate a variety of exciting internship opportunities with area businesses and organizations. The internships opportunities are open to tribal youth ages 14-19 years old and range from areas such as small business and historic preservation to natural resources and communications. All internships pay $750 for 50 hours of work ($15 per hour).
The Indian Education Office is collecting Title VI 506 forms for all Native American students’ grades K-12 enrolled in the Barnstable, Falmouth, New Bedford, Sandwich, and Wareham Public School districts. These forms are required by the Office of Indian Education to participate in services, and will be kept on file here at the Indian Education office. Please contact Kitty Hendricks-Miller at (508) 477-0208 ext. 143 or at Gertrude.Hendricks@mwtribe-nsn.gov.
The Indian Education Department in coordination with the Mashpee Wampanoag Museum and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve have organized daily activities during April School Vacation. From April 16 to April 20 tribal students in grades k-6 may participate in activities that will be held at the Mashpee Wampanoag Community and Government Center, the Mashpee Wampanoag Museum and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Please join the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project (WLRP) and Mashpee Indian Museum for family fun, activities, singing, dancing, fishing, and more at the annual Honoring Our Herring event. Honoring Our Herring will be held at the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum on Thursday, April 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mashpee Wampanaog Indian Education and the Cape Cod Child Development Fund (CCDF) are hosting a fun-filled night for tribal youth on Friday, March 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center Gymnasium. The Pajama Party and Movie Night will include a potluck at 6:00 p.m. and the animated hit movie Coco at 7:00 p.m.
We all know Mashpee Wampanoag men and women can cook and thanks to an upcoming event “The Taste of Mashpee” the public will have a chance to enjoy some of the Tribe’s favorite traditional foods. The tasty event is being organized by the tribal youth and will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center on Great Neck Road South in Mashpee. The Taste of Mashpee is open to the public.
Are you interested in starting or continuing your career in the construction trades?
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Employment and Training Department is making transportation arrangements for tribal citizens interested in applying to join the Taunton Laborer’s Union. The Laborer’s Union will be accepting applications on
The Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 51 Apprenticeship Training Program will be accepting applications for Plumber, Pipefitter and HVAC Technician apprentice training for a two week period starting March 5, 2018.
The applications will be available at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 51 training facility located at 11 Hemingway Drive, East Providence, RI 02915.
The Mashpee Town Clerk announced today that Annual Election Nomination Papers for the following positions will be available beginning February 5, 2018.
The Annual Election will be held on, May 15, 2018 at Christ the King Parish. Nomination Papers must be submitted to the Board of Registrars on or before 5:00 P.M. on March 27, 2018. Any questions please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-539-1418.
Mashpee Wampanoag tribal leaders have praised remarks made by US Senator Elizabeth A. Warren (D-Massachusetts).
Sen. Warren gave her address Wednesday, February 14, to the National Congress of American Indians during a policy summit in Washington, DC. She made a direct reference to the Mashpee Wampanoag.
A traveling exhibition about the Wampanoag people that the Pilgrims encountered when they arrived in 1620 has added a new chapter, now on display at the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth.
The new installment, “Powwow,” adds to three other chapters previously created for the multimedia exhibit, “Our Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History.”
One of biggest regional producing theaters in the United Kingdom wants Wampanoag tribe members to take part in a “major work of community theater” aimed at retelling the story of the Mayflower’s voyage to Massachusetts in part through the eyes of the Wampanoag people.
Theatre Royal Plymouth plans a piece that would include script and music and would ultimately be performed in the U.K. to commemorate 400 years since the creation of Plymouth Colony, according to a statement issued by the company.