November 2018 Mittark
Raising Awareness and Support for Tribal Lands
Chairman Cromwell was in Denver on Tuesday, October 23 raising awareness about the effect or a recent decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior that threatens the tribe’s reservation. A move that will mark the return to the Termination Era this country launched against tribe from the 1940s through the 1960s.
“The termination era has been reintroduced. It’s a very horrifying situation that’s happening with my Tribe,” said Cromwell.
But, despite that threat and its potential effect on the Tribe’s lands, Cromwell said our plans to expand education, healthcare, public safety and economic development remain in place.
Wunee keesuq Tribal family,
It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching the Thanksgiving holiday season and we’re still fighting to retain 1/10th of 1% of our ancestral homeland. Our ancestors gave the Pilgrims the land to establish Plymouth Colony. Yet here we are. The Tribe that started it all is once again forced to defend our heritage - a legacy that nobody disputes – against legal definitions.
Election Notice to Enrolled Tribal Members
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Election Committee extends notice to all Enrolled Tribal Members who will turn 18 years of Age on or before Sunday, February 10, 2019, that they are required to complete a Voter Registration Form in order to vote at the general election on Sunday, February 10, 2019 (the “Election Day”).
The Voter Registration form can be obtained at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Community & Government Center, located at 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649 during regular business hours. All enrolled and eligible Tribal members are allowed to register on or before the Election Day.
The results of the Election will be Posted at: 1) the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Community & Government Center, 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649; and 2) on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe official website on Monday February 11, 2019.
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List of Committee and Board Seat Openings
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe currently has open seats, including three (3) 2 year terms and one (1) 3 year term 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.
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 The Election Committee is looking for a dedicated tribal member to assist with the election process. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please send a letter of interest to Francie Dottin, executive administrative assistant to the chairman, at frances.dottin@mwtribe-NSN.gov
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.