• Siblings Brian Weeden & Sassamin Weeden, elected as UNITY Male & Female Co-Presidents
  • 2015 Mashpee Wampanaog High School Graduates
  • 2015 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe College Graduates
  • MWT Historic Preservation Office Signs MoU with MassDOT and Fed Highway Administration
  • Chairman Cromwell Speaking at Beyond Business Conference 2015

Siblings Brian Weeden & Sassamin Weeden, elected as UNITY Male & Female Co-Presidents

2015 Mashpee Wampanaog High School Graduates

2015 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe College Graduates

MWT Historic Preservation Office Signs MoU with MassDOT and Fed Highway Administration

Chairman Cromwell Speaking at Beyond Business Conference 2015

IMPORTANT- Mashpee Town Meeting Tonight 7-15-15

Dear Tribal Members, There is an important public forum tonight at Mashpee Town Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. and another one next month that you need to know about. The town of Mashpee is looking to designate 500 acres of town-owned land - land that o...

June 07, 2015 Captured: Wampanoag History Finally Exposed in Provincetown Exhibit Captured: Wampanoag History Finally Exposed in Provincetown Exhibit Christina Rose 6/5/15 Visitors to the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, Massachusetts, finally have the opportunity to learn about 400-year-old historical events that lay buried beneath the myths of settling Plymouth, Massachusetts. Paula Peters, Wampanoag, producer of the exhibit “Our Story: A…

May 28, 2015 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Names New Tribal Administrator     The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe announces the appointment of David ThunderEagle as its new tribal administrator.     An enrolled tribal member of the Karuk Tribe of California, ThunderEagle will be responsible for the administrative oversight of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal operations.     ThunderEagle has nearly four decades…

February 13, 2015 2015 Annual Budget Review Rescheduled Dear Tribal Community, Due to forecasts of blizzard conditions predicted to dump up to a foot of snow on Cape Cod the Tribal Membership 2015 Annual Budget Review meeting scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at the Mashpee Wampanoag Community & Government Center…

December 05, 2014 Presidential Honor By George Brennan gbrennan@capecodonline.com Posted Dec. 5, 2014 @ 2:01 am Updated at 7:32 AM     Brian Weeden headed home from Washington, D.C., Thursday with a prized possession – a selfie with President Barack Obama.     “That was exciting. I shook his hand and I kind of froze,” the 22-year-old…

December 03, 2014 Mashpee Wampanoag Go To Washington   MASHPEE WAMPANOAG GO TO WASHINGTON Mashpee tribe members attend White House Tribal Nations Conference Washington, D.C. – A delegation of Mashpee Wampanoag tribe members led by Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference Wednesday (Dec. 3) to advocate on behalf of tribal…

September 05, 2014 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's Land In Trust Application Boosted by Federal Environmental Study   By: GEOFF SPILLANE, September 5, 2014 The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reached a major milestone yesterday, September 4, toward its goal of building a destination resort casino in Taunton. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has released the Final Environmental Impact Study on the tribe’s land-in-trust application, which includes…

July 29, 2014 Tribes support changing feds' recognition process   THE WASHINGTON POST By Associated Press July 29 MASHPEE, Mass. — American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government’s plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition. But the tribal representatives, from…

July 20, 2014 Mashpee Wampanoag Chief has mixed feelings on Taunton Casino bid  By The Associated Press   MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — In the centuries since its ancestors greeted the Pilgrims in 1620, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has struggled to overcome financial hardship, recover lost land and even reclaim its nearly forgotten language. The tribe's chief, 92-year-old Vernon "Silent Drum" Lopez,…

July 16, 2014 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to host forum on Tribal Recognition on July 29th   (Mashpee, MA – July 16, 2014) – On Tuesday, July 29th, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will host a forum conducted by the Department of the Interior on proposed regulations to fix the current federal recognition process for Indian Tribes. "We are both pleased and honored to…

June 18, 2014 U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington Redskins Trademarks June 18, 2014 10:04 AM LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six federal trademarks held by the Washington Redskins involving the team’s name in a landmark ruling issued Wednesday morning. The cancellations are pending, according to the USPTO, and the…

June 08, 2014 UNITY "25 Under 25" Honorees Announced by Native News Online Staff / Currents / 08 Jun 2014 Inaugural Class of Native American Youth to be Honored June 28 at UNITY National Conference in Portland, Oregon MESA, ARIZONA – United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has announced the 2014 inaugural class of its new…

May 27, 2014 Mashpee Chair Receives Honorary Law Degree; Mashpee Woman Goes to Law School Mashpee Chair Receives Honorary Law Degree; Mashpee Woman Goes to Law School Gale Courey Toensing - Indian Country Today Media Network 5/26/14 The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has two law-related reasons to celebrate: its chairman has received an honorary law degree from a prestigious east coast university and one…

May 16, 2014 Company ends challenge of tribal casino provision BOSTON (AP) — A developer seeking to build a resort casino in New Bedford has ended its legal challenge to a portion of the state's casino gambling law that gave initial preference to a federally recognized Indian tribe in southeastern Massachusetts. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court…

May 03, 2014 Chairman Cromwell to earn honorary law degree George Brennan gbrennan@capecodonline.com May 03, 2014   MASHPEE — Cedric Cromwell, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, is scheduled to receive an honorary doctor of law degree at the May 17 commencement for Suffolk University Law School at the Wang Center. "From the first day I was informed to…

April 15, 2014 Mashpee Wampanoags Celebrate New Government/Community Center Gale Courey Toensing Inidan Country Today Media Network     (Mashpee, MA April 15, 2014)  The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrated the completion of its beautiful new government and community center building in Mashpee, Massachusetts by throwing a grand opening party for hundreds of its friends. The event took place on…

March 19, 2014 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Applauds Federal Land-in-Trust Guidelines (MASHPEE, MA – March 18, 2014) -- Cedric Cromwell, Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, is commending a legal opinion released late last week by the Interior Department for placing land in trust in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Carcieri decision in 2009.  …

February 27, 2014 New Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Community & Government Center, "Celebration & Ceremony" Planned (Mashpee, MA February 27, 2014) The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Nation's Community & Government Center construction located at 483 Great Neck Road – South in Mashpee, is complete and final. The "Certificate of Occupancy" is official. The Tribal Operations Department transition will also be complete this…

February 13, 2014 Chairman Cedric Cromwell at Harvard (Cambridge, MA – February 14, 2014) – The Honorable Cedric Cromwell, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, recently gathered at the Harvard Faculty Club with the Honorable Tobias J. Vanderhoop, chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah, and others for a clambake in…

January 08, 2014 BIA Approves Mashpee’s Tribal-State Gaming Compact in 'Historic and Epic Moment' The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s gaming compact with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, setting another major landmark on the tribe’s journey toward building Project First Light, a $500 million destination resort casino in the southeastern part of the state.

September 10, 2013 Mashpee Wampanoag Taunton casino takes a step forward After languishing in a legislative committee since April, the tribal gambling compact that would spell out the terms of a Mashpee Wampanoag casino in Taunton is finally moving to the full legislature.