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.


Chairman's Column


Wunee keesuq Tribal family,

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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