Current Press About the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
We have learned of exciting news regarding our legislation "Mashpee Reservation Reaffirmation Act"/HR312 and I want to share this brief but uplifting update.
Chairman Grijalva is moving our bill quickly through the House Committee of Natural Resources as it should be taken up next week!
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Elections Results
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
472 Ballots cast
Six (6) Tribal Council Member Seats
Brian Weeden – 346
Rita Pocknett-Gonsalves – 309
Carlton Hendricks Jr. – 232
Winnie Johnson-Graham - 212
Aaron Tobey, Jr. – 201
Yvonne Avant – 187
After further discussion and deliberation, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council moved to rescind its recent vote of “no-confidence” in Chairman Cedric Cromwell. The council also voted to reinstate Chairman Cromwell’s fiduciary responsibilities.
The council voted unanimously 7-0 at its Wednesday, Feb. 6 meeting to rescind its previous “no-confidence” vote and also voted 7-0 to reinstate Chairman Cromwell’s financial duties as Tribal Council Chairman and President of the Tribe’s Gaming Authority.
This leak of confidential financial information is clearly an attack on our Tribe, designed to raise suspicion with non-Tribal partners and allies and sow discord within the Tribal Citizenry. It’s difficult enough to fight for our land and combat the assaults on our sovereign rights without having to deal with leaks intended to undermine the hard work and credibility of dedicated, committed tribal servants.
The following candidates have been preliminarily certified by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Election Committee as meeting the eligibility requirements to seek office on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council at the February 10, 2019 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Election, pending a criminal background check:
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will accept sealed bids from qualified General Contractors for completion of a Site Feasibility Study and Architectural blueprint, for its new DHHS/CCDF-funded childcare center at Meetinghouse Road, Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649.
Project Description: The project scope consists of the feasibility study, blueprint, site-specific map, and estimated construction timeline, and cost for completion of construction of a childcare center on tribal lands.