Announcements

 

NOTICE TO ENROLLED TRIBAL MEMBERS

On May 7, 2017, all enrolled Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Members who are registered to vote may vote upon the following matter:

Should the annual balanced budget of Tribal operations prepared by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council and presented to the Tribal body on May 7, 2017 be approved?

If you are not registered to vote, the Voter Registration Form can be obtained at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Community & Government Center, 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649, during regular business hours

All enrolled and eligible to vote Tribal members are allowed to register on or before the day of the Budget Vote.  All voters must have a federal, state or Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal government-issued photo identification to vote.  

BUDGET VOTE DAY:

Sunday, May 7, 2017

VOTING HOURS:

Enrolled and registered to vote Tribal Members: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION:

Gymnasium
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Community & Government Center
483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649

Click here to view 2017 Budget Notice - May 7, 2017

 

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Important Update from Dental Clinic/Closed April 17-20

The (Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit) dental clinic will be closed for the week of April 17-20 due to a planned continuing educational training / meeting.  Dental emergencies can be triaged by the medical clinic during this time.

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United States Department of the Interior

Click here to view Letter to Town of Mashpee from the Dept. of Interior,  confirming Mashpee Wampanoag Land In Trust 

 

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Click here to view entire letter from the Deputy Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Larry Roberts (Dated 12/6/2016)

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Click here to veiw the entire "Notice of Appeal" filed 12/8/2016 by the Department of Interior

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Click here to view entire "Notice of Appeal" filed on 12/8/2016 by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

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Cross Departmental Intake for Children & Teens - Please click and download

 

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MASHPEE WAMPANOAG TRIBE
  FUEL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION  2016-2017

LIHEAP PROGRAM


For many Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal households, energy cost place a severe and continuing stress on the family’s budget. In some instances, the household is forced to make painful decisions regarding which bills to pay and which necessities to survive without. The Low Income Home Energy Assistant Program (LIHEAP) is designed to help eligible low-income households supplement part of their winter heating service bills.


In order to determine your eligibility for the heating season, please submit the following documents with your application.  If all document listed below (1-5) are not submitted, the application is considered incomplete.


1. Proof of Citizenship Tribal ID,  License, Mass Photo ID, (Green Card) for all 18yrs+
2. Complete application with signature and date
3. Proof of income Employment, Social Security/Disability, Unemployment,  Pension fund, Self employment (1099) etc with current year to date showing for all in household 18yrs+
4. Proof of Residency for all listed on application Mortgage, Lease, Deed, (Pre/School Records for children)
5. Current primary heating bill/statement
Income eligibility is based on “Net Income” (after all deductions, including a max of $2000 towards rent/mortgage, but except for 401K, IRA, any other saving or retirement programs)


Any question please call Fuel Assistance Coordinator at
508-477-0208 Ext: 159/140/182

Please click here to view entire LIHEAP 2016-2017 information:

 

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Click here for completed Information on the Tribal Action Plan (TAP)

 

 

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MWT Housing Department to Prepare for 2017 HUD IHP

It is time for the MWT Housing Department to prepare the 2017 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Indian Housing Plan (IHP).  What programs and activities would you like to see offered by the Housing Department? A copy of the 2016 IHP is available for your review on the link below.


Please contact Brenda Fernandez 508-477-0208 ext. 104 if you would like to view a paper copy of the IHP. Yes, the urgent need continues to be offering affordable rental units and we continue to seek funding for the housing development.  Would you also like to see other housing support services offered?  Please email your comments to housing@mwtribe.com by September 12, 2016. Also, the Housing Commission will hold a public comment period during their September 19, 2016 meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the government and community center and welcomes your important input at that time! 

2016 IHP - Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Click here to view entire 2016 IHP (Also available for viewing in the MWT Housing Department)

 

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The time we have all been waiting for ...LAND INTO TRUST !!

News Release - Click Here


 

Bureau of Indian Affairs Gives Notice to Local Officials

MASHPEE MA — Cedric Cromwell, Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, announced today that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) sent a letter to Taunton officials indicating the latest developments with respect to the Tribe’s land in trust application. The letter dated August 21, 2015 was sent by the BIA’s Eastern Regional Office in Nashville Tennessee.  

“This letter to the City of Taunton is an indication that the Interior Department is one step closer to making a final decision on our full application.”  Chairman Cromwell said regarding the letter.   “We have always been confident in our prospects.  However, this letter is not a final decision, but an indication that the process continues to move forward.  We appreciate the full support of the City of Taunton, the Town of Mashpee, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and all our elected officials.”  

To review the letter please click here.