Wunee keesuq Tribal family,
I want to provide this very important update to our Tribal Community.
On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, I will be in Washington, D.C., testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources at a Legislative Hearing in support of the bipartisan legislation to protect our reservation lands here in Mashpee and Taunton!
U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-MA, introduced HR-5244 "The Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act" in March and this Committee Hearing is the next crucial step in the legislative process.
I will present testimony at 2 p.m. (EST).
I applaud the courageous leadership of Congressman Keating and his fellow congressional representatives from across the United States who are responsible for sponsoring this bipartisan bill to protect our ancestral homeland.
Such bi-partisanship is proof of the urgency that our rightful place in history remains in tact and our Land remains in trust.
I will provide further updates as they become available.
This is another historic moment in our history!