May 2019 Mittark
Key House Committee Approves Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation Bill
On May 1st the House Natural Resources Committee moved H.R. 312, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act, closer to becoming law by voting to move the bill forward out of that Committee. The Committee’s strong bi-partisan action follows a positive hearing on the bill only three weeks ago, and paves the way for consideration and passage by the House of Representatives.
“Today’s action by the House Natural Resources Committee provides an incredible lift for my people. The remarkable bipartisan support of the legislation has served to be a unifying force not only across Indian Country but across the United States of America.” said Chairman Cedric Cromwell.
“We are deeply appreciative of Congressmen Keating and Kennedy for their unwavering support of the Mashpee Wampanoag, to the long list of GOP cosponsors like Tom Cole and Don Young who have stood up for what is right, and to Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva, and Subcommittee Chairman Ruben Gallego and Ranking Member Cook, for their courageous leadership on this issue,” Cromwell added.
Wunee keesuq Tribal family,
I often use this column as a platform to inform our tribal nation of historic events, pivotal community service program updates and to update you on our fight to protect our ancestral homeland. It’s important that you understand the issues facing our people. Today I want to have an open conversation about the threats we face…threats that want to fracture and break our community.
Neepunee PÔhp8Ôk Summer Camp Registration Now Open
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department in partnership with the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project will be offering a summer day camp for youth ages 5-12 years of age. Neepunee PÔhp8Ôk Summer Camp 2019 will run July 15 to August 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Space is limited to 30 students and parents/guardians are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible. Applications may be completed online at www.mashpeewampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/education or by calling CCDF Program Manager Eileen Miranda at (508) 477-0208 ext. 152 or at Eileen.Miranda@mwtribe-nsn.gov.
There is a onetime registration fee of $100 that must accompany your completed application. All registration forms and payments are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 5, 2019.
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List of Committee and Board Seat Openings
The Election Committee is looking fordedicated tribal members 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 Enrollment Committee. One of the most important responsibilities of the Enrollment Committee is to review enrollment applications. Please visit the Tribal website at https://mashpeewampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/enrollment to review the Enrollment Ordinance.
If you are interested in serving as an Enrollment Committee member, please send your letter of interest to Francie Dottin, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Chairman, at Francie.Dottin@mwtribe-NSN.gov.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Duties and responsibilities of the Housing Commission include, but are not limited to creating the Indian Housing Plan (IHP), policies, and enforcement of housing-related tribal law, department oversight and regulatory compliance.
The Powwow Committee is currently looking for dedicated tribal members to join the committee. The Powwow Committee is responsible for organizing the Tribe’s annual homecoming, our largest event held each year. For more information about the committee, please contact Committee Chairman Brian Weeden at (774) 413-0520. Letters of interest can be sent to Francie Dottin, executive administrative assistant to the chairman, at email@example.com.