ICWA Presents Prevention, Awareness and Wellness Celebration

The Indian Child Welfare Department, in collaboration with the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Health Services Unit, the Department of Public Health, and tribal departments presents “A 2019 Prevention, Awareness and Wellness Celebration.” The month-long celebration features a series of events that kick off on April 19 and run through May 16 with the shared theme of “Healthy Minds to Protect Our Children and Maintain Tribal Connections.”

Mashpee Wampanoag Provide Testimony Supporting HR312 Before House Subcommittee

On Wednesday, (April 3) the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, represented by Vice Chairwoman Jessie little doe Baird, provided testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States, to the urgent need for passage of HR312 “Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act.”

“The damage done to our Tribe during the years in which the status of our reservation has been thrown into doubt is beginning to reach catastrophic levels.

Articles Move To Redesign Mashpee Town Seal, Adopt Indigenous Peoples' Day

Articles Move To Redesign Mashpee Town Seal, Adopt Indigenous Peoples' Day

Brian M. Weeden, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, is pushing for the town to redesign its seal.

Or, more accurately, he wants the town to create its first truly original seal—one that better reflects the heritage and culture of Mashpee, Massachusetts.


After further discussion and deliberation, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council moved to rescind its recent vote of “no-confidence” in Chairman Cedric Cromwell. The council also voted to reinstate Chairman Cromwell’s fiduciary responsibilities.

The council voted unanimously 7-0 at its Wednesday, Feb. 6 meeting to rescind its previous “no-confidence” vote and also voted 7-0 to reinstate Chairman Cromwell’s financial duties as Tribal Council Chairman and President of the Tribe’s Gaming Authority.

In response to confidential financial information leaked to a media outlet, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Treasurer, Gordon Harris, has issued the following statement.

This leak of confidential financial information is clearly an attack on our Tribe, designed to raise suspicion with non-Tribal partners and allies and sow discord within the Tribal Citizenry. It’s difficult enough to fight for our land and combat the assaults on our sovereign rights without having to deal with leaks intended to undermine the hard work and credibility of dedicated, committed tribal servants.