March 2019 Mittark
Tribe Receives $40,000 Grant for Shellfish Farm Expansion Project
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe recently received a $40,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Shellfish Farm Expansion Project.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Shellfish Expansion Project will be looking for 4 volunteers to learn basic aquaculture techniques and participate in the shellfish density monitoring program. This program will involve volunteers getting hands on experience using the tribes new sorting machine and educating a workforce for the future. The Project will provide a much larger crop that will cause a demand for a larger workforce on the Shellfish Farm in 2020.
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I’d like to thank each and every tribal citizen that participated in the election on February 10 – participating as a candidate, volunteering at elections and casting a vote. We had 472 Tribal Citizens come out and vote in our 2019 election. This serves as a symbol of a strong, healthy and engaged tribal body that cares about the direction we move as a nation over the next few years.
ANNOUCEMENT: First Light Wampanoag Home Lottery
The Mashpee Wampanoag Housing Department will be closing the lottery for the First Light Wampanoag Homes on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. All completed applications with required supporting documents will be included in the lottery. All incomplete applications will be placed on a wait list. If you need to check on the status of your application, please contact the Mashpee Wampanoag Housing Department at 508-477-0208 ext. 108.
The Lottery Selection for the First Light Wampanoag Homes will take place prior to the Tribal Body Meeting on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Mashpee Wampanoag Community and Government Center.
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List of Committee and Board Seat Openings
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.