The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Housing Department extends notice to all enrolled tribal members. You are hereby invited to attend an informational session to update the general body of the intentions for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG). The department welcomes all tribal community questions and concerns.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Department of Public Works will hold a Roadway Design Review public meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center located at 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee. The public meeting is being held for the purpose of the Maushop Farm Site Roads and the Housing Sanitary Roads.
jessie little doe baird | September 2018
We know that we, the Mashpee Wampanoag, have occupied the same region for over 12,000 years. But what many do not know today is that we are in a struggle to maintain homelands that were placed in trust by the United States of America Department of the Interior in 2015- some 400 years after sustained European contact and settlement and the same number of years of struggle to maintain our homelands. Also lost on most is the level of irony in this situation- that while the Tribe struggles to ensure that these lands are not taken out of trust -we, along with 8 other sister tribes, paved the way for the formation of these United States via treaties and Indian Land Title granted to the Pilgrims on lands within the very same territory that is now being stripped away. The lands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation today represent less than one half of one percent of our original territory- a mere scrap of our original territory- and this reservation is vital to the future sustainability of our tribal nation; a nation central to the history of the United States.