WIOA Organizes Census Bureau Visit on Sept. 17

The United States Census Bureau will be at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on September 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Community and Government Center Gym. The Census Bureau is working with the WIOA Department to discuss the importance of completing the census and jobs that will be available. All tribal members are encouraged to attend especially if you are interested in government jobs and/or have questions about completing the census form.

Housing Commissioner Coreen Moore Steps Down after 12 Years of Service

Coreen Moore will be leaving big moccasins to fill on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Housing Commission. For over a decade Coreen has served her Tribe with distinction on the Housing Commission and as the Housing Commissioner Chair. Coreen is one of the founding members of the Tribe’s Housing Commission and has been an integral piece of the growth of the Tribe’s housing program. Please join us in thanking Coreen for her time, energy and talent on the commission over the past 12 years. We also know that she will remain close and has graciously offered to keep in touch with the Commission as it brings on a new tribal member to fill her seat.  

David Weeden Runs for Mashpee Selectman

David Weeden is looking to bring balance to the town of Mashpee Board of Selectman on October 1 and is asking for your vote. He currently serves as the Interim Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and as a Council Member for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and previously served on the town of Mashpee’s Planning Board. David has been a constant voice for conservation in town and believes the town is in need now more than ever of a fresh perspective at the table.

FEMA Selects Mashpee as First Tribe for Case Study

FEMA Selects Mashpee as First Tribe for Case Study

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Headquarters office in Washington, DC,  has chosen the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe as the first Tribe to be selected for a Preparedness Case Study review.

The review took place on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Tribal reservation properties in Mashpee.

The Tribal Emergency Management Department, led by Director Nelson Andrews, Jr., facilitated the review.

MWT Housing Department: Accepting Bid Proposals

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Housing Department is now accepting bids for a residential rehabilitation project in Hyannis, MA.

Please stop by the Housing Department to pick up a bid package. If you prefer, we can also email or fax one to you.

Hyannis, MA Residence: Pre-Bid conference will be held September 9, 2019 11 a.m.

Bid is due September 23, 2019 and must be received by 2 p.m.

If you have any questions please call (508) 477-0208 Ext. 104

Housing Program Applications Now Being Accepted

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Housing Department is currently accepting applications and has an ongoing waitlist which will open October 2019 for the following programs:

  1. Rental Subsidy - Financial assistance provided for 24 months up to $300 per month.

  2. Home Rehabilitation - Financial assistance will be provided for code violations, health, safety or threat of loss for up to $15,000.

  3. 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.

NYCP Organizing Trip to Native Food Sovereignty Summit

NYCP Organizing Trip to Native Food Sovereignty Summit

Tribal students have an amazing opportunity to attend the Food Sovereignty Summit being held September 23-26 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Travel and arrangements are provided through the NYCP program, NYCP grant funding and the Tribe’s Education Department. To register or for more information, please contact NYCP Program Manager Cameron Greendeer at Cameron.greendeer@mwtribe-nsn.gov or at (508) 477-0208 ext. 178.

Powwow Committee Seeking Members

Powwow Committee Seeking Members

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 cassie.jackson@mwtribe-nsn.gov or mailed to Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Powwow Committee, 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649.

Tribe to be Featured on WGBH

Tribe to be Featured on WGBH

On Tuesday, August 27 a production crew from WGBH Channel 2 in Boston visited Mashpee in order to capture station identification promotions.

“I received a request from Kristen Currier with WGBH by email asking if we would be interested in participating in taping station ID’s.” said Trish Keliinui, PR/Communication Manager for the Tribe. “The WGBH Foundation’s overall focus is on arts and education in Massachusetts, therefore they felt it very fitting to include members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe as a community where their foundation is based on preserving history.” she added.

Adidas Rayne Graduates with High Honors

Please join with us in celebrating Adidas Rayne DeWillis as a 2019 High School Graduate from East Providence High School in RI. Four years of highest honors for each quarter certainly attest to her academic focus, dedication, and investing in herself. Adidas will continue her education this fall at the University of Rhode Island. She is the Granddaughter of elder tribal member Edwina (DeWillis) Cooley and daughter of late tribal member Benjamin DeWillis.