May 2018 Mittark
Senator Elizabeth Warren Visits Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waited in the rotunda area inside the main entrance of the Wampanoag Government/Community Center building on Great Neck Road South on Saturday afternoon, April 21 for the arrival of Senator Elizabeth A. Warren.
The Senator’s car pulled up right on time at 3 PM. She shook the hands of the members who met her and was offered many hugs, as she greeted each person individually before being escorted to the Wampanoag Health Service Unit for a tour.
The purpose of Senator Warren’s visit was to tour the health service facility, and participate in a roundtable discussion (which was closed to media) on the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act which she and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Maryland) introduced this week.
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I wanted to bring awareness of a recent correspondence Tribal Council received from the Town of Mashpee Board of Selectmen regarding legislative bills sponsored in both the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate essentially emphasizing what is already in place; "Reaffirming our Reservation." As it appears, the Town is concerned that specific language related to the Inter-Governmental...
Tribe and Keating Allay Mashpee’s Concerns over Legislative Fix
U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell have responded to concerns outlined in a letter from Mashpee selectmen about federal legislation aimed at reaffirming the tribe’s reservation, saying the bill would further protect commitments between the two governments.
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All enrolled and eligible-to-vote Tribal Members are allowed to register on or before the day of the Annual Budget Vote on May 20, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All registered voters must have a valid federal, state or Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal issued photo identification to vote.
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.
The action taken by the Mashpee Board of Selectmen to oppose legislation to protect our existing land in trust is appalling. The selectmen’s letter is threatening and inflammatory and clearly attempts to light fire to the embers of the 1976 Mashpee Wampanoag land claim and spread fear among “private property owners.”
The announcement of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s partnership and opioid campaign in March was featured in the April 17 edition of Inside HRSA, which reaches all HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) regions across the nation.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeking job applicants for the following position: Human Services/ICWA Caseworker. This position is within the ICWA Department and will report to the the ICWA Director. This is a full time, non-exempt, hourly position with a range of $23.01 - $35.42 hourly (commensurate with experience).
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.
The Old Indian Meeting House Committee is extending an invitation to all tribal citizens, family, friends and guests to join them at the Old Indian Meeting House on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. for the annual Wampanoag New Year Celebration. Guests are asked to wear traditional regalia.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Workforce innovative and Opportunity ACT (WIOA) Department is pleased to announce that tuition assistance is available for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Members that are currently enrolled in a college or university.
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Each year the Association of Native Alumni at the University of Pennsylvania select one student to receive the Student Leadership Award. This year the organization selected Keturah Peters, senior in the nursing school, as this year’s recipient.
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.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Indian Education office invites you to attend a Public Hearing to gather input and recommendations on the school districts Title VI Indian Education grant application.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Senior Travel Club will be hosting a Psychic Fair on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center. The Psychic Fair is open to the public and ickets to enter the fair will be $2.00 and may be purchased at the door. Readings will be $20 per reader.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Emergency Management Department (MWT EMD) encourages our Tribal Community to participate in national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day along with many Local communities who join the effort to reduce wildfire risk across the country on May 5, 2018
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.
Mashpee Police Department continues to see scams involving the purchase of a gift card. A legitimate company will never ask you to purchase a gift card as a payment.
If you have any questions regarding the legitimacy of a call, please contact Mashpee Police Department.
List of Committee and Board Seat Openings
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is looking for tribal members to serve on the Land Planning and Use Committee. This committee’s duties will consist of land use planning and land acquisition recommendations. The committee will consist of nine tribal members who will serve in two-year staggered terms. If you are interested in serving on the Land Planning and Use Committee, please send a letter of interest along with your resume/CV to Francie Dottin, executive administrative assistant to the chairman, email@example.com.
The The Election Committee is looking for a dedicated tribal member to assist with the election process. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please send a letter of interest to Francie Dottin, executive administrative assistant to the chairman, at frances.dottin@mwtribe-NSN.gov
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe currently has an open seat on its Housing Commission. The Housing Commission is tasked with policy-level goals, determinations and policy review that guide the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Housing Department.