Theatre Royal Plymouth, UK are looking for Wampanoag and other people from the Tribal Nations of Southern New England, who are interested in the historical events regarding the impact of the landing of the Mayflower in Wampanoag Territory, and to ensure their appropriate representation, as well as aspiring singers, dancers, musicians and actors from these communities. No experience is necessary and involvement will include an all-expenses paid trip to the UK in summer 2020 (June).
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Housing Department is currently accepting applications for waitlists for the following programs:
Rental Subsidy - Financial assistance provided for 24 months up to $300 per month.
Home Rehabilitation - Financial assistance will be provided for code violations, health, safety or threat of loss for up to $15,000.
First Light Wampanoag Homes Applications – Providing safe and affordable housing for low income individuals.
For more information, please contact the Housing Department at (508) 477-0208 Ext. 104.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Health Service Dental Clinic reopened last month under the new direction of Dr. Tempestt Evans. With the gap between Dr. Warrenn’s departure and Dr. Evans’ arrival the clinic had to temporarily close for a few weeks. The clinic is now open and scheduling appointments. Improving oral health in her community is a top priority for Dr. Evans.
Children in grades PreK – 6, in the Coombs and Quashnet Schools can now receive before school care. The service is sponsored by the Tribe’s Education Department. A parent letter and registration form are available in the Education Department.
On Monday, October 14 the Town of Mashpee will officially celebrate indigenous culture rather than an explorer whose name has become synonymous with the exploitation of natives. From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on October 14 the town will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the 50th Anniversary of the Mashpee Historical Commission. The joint event will include tours of the town archives, the one-room schoolhouse a roundtable discussion and a cultural event in the Mashpee Community Park.
The Immersion School that provides our next generation of leaders with a solid educational foundation have made several new hires. Please join the Language Department and Immersion School in welcoming the new staff.
Nitana Greendeer is the new Head of School, or principal, for both our Mukayuhsak Weekuw primary classrooms and for our lower elementary classroom in the yurt.
SHINE counselors help seniors and disabled adults understand their rights and benefits under Medicare and other health insurance and related low income assistance programs. All information is kept strictly confidential.
There are several open positions at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. As of the date of publication the following positions are open. Please visit the Human Resource section of the Tribe’s website for complete position descriptions and details for applicants.
As we all know, it takes a lot of time, dedication and hard work to make our homecoming successful. We are soliciting respected members of the community to help with carrying out duties prior to, during and after the Powwow. Letters of interest can be sent to Cassie Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Powwow Committee, 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649.
If you would like to be a part of the Tribal Historic Preservation Department team as a volunteer during the months of September – November, 2019 please contact the Department at 508-477-0208 ext 174. The hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10AM – 2PM. An informal training will be provided.
Each month vacant committee seats are posted. Volunteering on a Commission or a Committee is an important part of being involved and helping the tribal community. Everyone needs to be involved.