https://www.capecodtimes.com/story/news/2021/03/04/wampanoag-people-fish-during-winter-lament-environmental-changes-indian-traditions/4554582001/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=gh-capecodtimes-main By Jessica Hill Cape Cod Times Carrying his fishing rod and gear, Dan Hannigan recently walked to Spectacle Pond in Wareham, where he chiseled a hole in the ice with a hatchet to drop a lure into the water. With the relatively warm weather this season, the ice is thin, less than the 4 inches needed to walk on it. Standing by the side of the pond, he set a…

WWLP) – A bill filed in the Massachusetts Legislature would prohibit the use of Native American-themed team names, mascots, and logos in public schools. If passed, the bill, HD.646, would require the state board of Elementary and Secondary Education to establish regulations to ban Native-themed mascots and logos, and set a deadline for schools to comply. In a news release sent to 22News, supporters of the legislation argued that Native-themed mascots…

https://wareham.theweektoday.com/article/conservation-activists-herring-pond-wampanoag-president-speak-out-against-solar-farm/51676 Activists from several conservation groups and the President of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe spoke out against a proposed solar project, saying it would cause irreversible damage to the environment. At the Feb. 3 Conservation Commission meeting, no representatives of the proposed Borrego solar field were present. The project, set to be located at 140 Tihonet Road, is one of three large arrays planned for land owned by A.D.…

https://www.wickedlocal.com/story/old-colony-memorial/2021/01/11/plymouth-wampanoag-tribe-awarded-100-000-grant-nellie-mae/6585126002/ By Dave Kindy Wicked Local Plymouth PLYMOUTH – It takes a lot of money to rebuild a culture decimated by the ravages of time and prejudice. Fortunately, the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe is getting the resources it needs to do just that. The local Native American group was just awarded $100,000 from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation to preserve, promote and protect its cultural, spiritual and economic well-being. The one-year operating support grant…

https://indiancountrytoday.com/the-press-pool/herring-pond-wampanoag-tribe-of-plymouth-receives-a-100-000-operating-support-grant-from-the-nellie-mae-education-foundation-NauK1FUIDkeNjMuswRsUmA?fbclid=IwAR2gZ8LOSmx-vzBeJowko3O2Z4g1GtKiwO1hBfvVJIPyK_caNCxz-B1oUAY Grant to be used for long-term goal of expanding tribal education initiatives and sharing community-based knowledge News Release Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe of Plymouth, Massachusetts, was recently awarded a one year $100,000 operating support grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation of Quincy, Massachusetts. The grant will support the continuing efforts of the Tribe’s mission to preserve, promote, and protect the cultural, spiritual and economic…

https://www.capecodtimes.com/in-depth/news/2020/11/24/pilgrims-sought-religious-freedom-then-denied-wampanoag/6354843002/?fbclid=IwAR3NdI7zacJ2aRhfVaF8c17BnDBb9UgwEj9YLWfnjEKdwMtXxpeNLoay69c LYMOUTH – Troy Currence, the Herring Pond Wampanoag medicine man, weighed a paradox in his head for likely the millionth time as he led the way to a memorial in Bourne. A metal plaque attached to a large rock announces it as the site of “the first meeting house for Indians” and one of the first Herring Pond Wampanoag burial grounds. About 400 years ago, a mysterious plague struck Patuxet, renamed Plymouth…

Eryn Dion USA TODAY https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/11/26/america-not-so-happy-thanksgiving/6355189002/ It’s Thanksgiving. Have you watched “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” yet? Perhaps the seasonal episode of “The Simpsons”? We got you early? Good. Time to hit pause. Welcome to the “This is America” newsletter centered on race, identity and how they shape our lives. I’m Eryn Dion, a journalist based in New England, a region known to unapologetically tout its place in American history.  This year marks the…