Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribal Member Kendall Currence in an article By Boston Globe Reporter Greg Levinsky January 7, 2022 https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/01/07/sports/kendall-currence-courageous-leader-northeastern-womens-basketball/ Kendall Currence’s eyes lit up the moment she saw the feather. Three years old at the time of her Wampanoag naming ceremony, Currence recognized the feather in a tribal elder’s hand from speech therapy sessions for her cleft lip and palate. As her father tells it, Mashpee medicine man Guy…

By Zane Elias http://www.livingobservatory.org/tidmarsharchive January 7, 2022 On December 10th, Living Observatory President Glorianna Davenport and Fellow Zane Elias met with Chairlady and President of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe, Melissa Ferretti. The weather was quite grey, yet conversations between the three, guided by land and imagination, were enthusiastic and animated by lively prospects for collaboration. We would like to extend our deepest thanks to the Wampanoag Herring Pond Tribe…

As Chairwoman of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe of Plymouth Massachusetts, I am thrilled to congratulate you and all Mashpee citizens on the Interior Department’s decision confirming your trust land. This long-delayed acknowledgment is so foundational that I know our ancestors are rejoicing with yours. Herring Pond Wampanoag Chairwoman Ferretti’s Letter to Weeden Department of Interior’s determination of Mashpee Wampanoag Land

https://nativenewsonline.net/sovereignty/biden-s-interior-dept-reverses-trump-s-attempt-to-strip-mashpee-wampanoag-lands-of-reservation-status The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe received on Wednesday an early Christmas gift from the U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday when it received notification from Assistant Secretary of the Interior – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland that the tribe’s reservation has been confirmed. Today’s decision reverses the action by the Trump administration’s attempt in March 2020 to strip the tribe of its reservation, which includes 321 acres of land that was put…

As chairwoman of Herring Pond Wampanoag tribe, Melissa Ferretti beamed as she spoke about the tribal youth, who “empower one another and work as a team.” “Our tribal youth is paramount, and we always have an inherent need to share the strength and resilience it takes to promote youth advancement, build self-confidence, and encourage leadership,” Ferretti said. “We are committed to empowering and educating them about these values to ensure that…

By Rachel Devaney – Cape Cod Times By uplifting the Wampanoag nation and tribal youth, Jeanne Morrison said this year’s Human Rights Awards Breakfast will “honor the heritage, culture, wisdom and guidance of Native people.” “If anybody fights for human rights, it’s indigenous people,” said Morrison, a member of the Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission. “From heritage and culture to our Constitution, to street names that run through Barnstable County — it’s…

Thank You

December 7, 2021

THank You For your Donation Dear Donor, Thank you so much for your support of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe. The Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe is a non-profit charity organization registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts whose source of income is derived from grants, solicitations, gifts and donations.  With the generous support of people like you that care so deeply about the work we do, our organization can continue to…

Verna May Harding was born in 1905 on the Herring Pond Tribal Reservation lands in what is now called Bournedale and Cedarville in Plymouth. She lived there her entire life of 89 years. Along with her sister Phyllis and other female Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribal cousins, she was one of the first women to even work at the Quincy shipyard, right alongside the men. This is her Quincy shipyard company…

The art reflects the stories of how the land came to be created, the importance of nature and wildlife, the seasons.  Creating connection and collaborating with as many members of the community as possible is a founding principle for the Community Art Collaborative.   So, when co-founder Meclina Gomes realized that childhood connection was the voice behind the Herring Pond Wampanoag Instagram account it was serendipitous.  Over the coming months, we…