This Elder has had enough of losing our tribal youth to suicide or substance abuse. It makes me very sad and I cry for long periods of time. There’s no more tears that this old bat can share and my body is aching with pain. As a matter of fact, to any of us feel like this. I’m speaking to those who now may have the same thoughts. It’s not fair, first to yourself, loved ones, community or friends or to the Native cultural tradition meaning about sitting in a circle to share what is in your heart. This is one special place where we can help you heal and better understand how important you are to life especially to your family and Wampanoag human race.
Since September 24 there has been a voter registration table located in the lobby of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center. The deadline to register for the November election is Wednesday, October 17. Native votes make the difference and we want to make sure your voice is heard on the November 6 election day.
Earlier this spring we celebrated the life of Miss Helen Madeline Edwards.
Miss Helen was born in Mashpee on Lovell’s Lane on February 20, 1920 and attended school in Provincetown, MA
Married to Irving Edwards in May of 1939, they had three children; Irivng F. Edwards, Barry W. Edwars and Lynette Edwards Radzewicz (deceased).