Cultural Resource Monitor Training

Cultural Resource Monitor Training

The Tribal Historic Preservation Department needs Cultural Resource Monitors (CRMs). This work will be contractual, on an as needed basis. This is a great opportunity for Tribal members that are interested in our culture.  Applicants should be experienced with the outdoors through hunting, fishing, map reading and demonstrate cultural knowledge. THPD has gone paperless in data communications; successful candidates must be ready or willing to learn digital file sharing, and computerized field equipment. The training will increase your traditional cultural knowledge to help you comfortably represent the Tribe on site.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources Available Online

Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources Available Online

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department has posted a comprehensive list of financial aid scholarship opportunities for Native Americans. The page includes links to each opportunity and is broken down into sections making it easy for tribal members to find the financial assistance that is right for them.  Opportunities include those specific for Native Americans, general financial aid resources, general scholarships, Cape Cod Community College and adult and GED assistance.

Keturah Peters Delivers Ivy Native Council Conference to UPenn

Keturah Peters Delivers Ivy Native Council Conference to UPenn

Keturah Peters, a senior in the nursing school at the University of Pennsylvania, has attended seven Ivy Native Conferences throughout her collegiate career. However, this year’s Annual Ivy Native Council Spring Conference was particularly special for the soon to be graduate. Natives at Penn (NAP) – an organization that Keturah is closely involved with – had been selected to host this year’s conference.

Crazy 8 Walking Club

Crazy 8 Walking Club

The walking club will begin on Monday May 7th and will meet twice a week at 11:00 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The course will be on the paved surface of the Tribal grounds around a circular route.  Participants will meet in the main lobby at noon as the designated start location. Pedometers are available for those who are interested in measuring their distance.

May 14 & 21: Guided History Walks with Marcus Hendricks

May 14 & 21: Guided History Walks with Marcus Hendricks

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks on one or all of these leisurely late afternoon walks. Along the way they will share many stories of insight into Native life on Cape Cod from before European contact through early settlement of “old Cape” families.

Restorative Justice Practices of Native American, First Nation and Other Indigenous People of North America: Part One

Restorative Justice Practices of Native American, First Nation and Other Indigenous People of North America:  Part One

It was discovered that the old ways of justice for the Navajo tribe were still being practiced “in the corners.”  No one recognized that what they were doing was “alternative dispute resolution.”  Some of the tribal people did what they had always done.  A woman called and asked “what is peacemaking?”  After it was explained to her, she remarked, “oh that, we understand.”  An example was given of a case on which was heard in Crownpoint. 

Emergency Management Department Promoting: “You are the Help Until Help Arrives” Training

Emergency Management Department Promoting: “You are the Help Until Help Arrives” Training

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Emergency Management Department (MWT EMD) is promoting a new program designed to educate and empower the public to take action in emergency situations and provide lifesaving care before professional help arrives. The Until Help Arrives program is available online at https://ready.gov/untilhelparrives.  Injuries can happen at any time.  In fact, you never know when you might find yourself in a situation where someone, a stranger perhaps, needs immediate medical help for a life-threatening injury. You are the most important help available to someone with a serious, life-threatening injury.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Still Available

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Still Available

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Emergency Management Department has collaborated with the American Red Cross on a home fire campaign that is continuing to deliver and install free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the homes of Tribal citizens within our community. The campaign launched in 2017 and since then an additional allotment of new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have been made available.