The BabySteps Savings Plan (BabySteps) is a program that jumpstarts families into saving for future college and/or vocational costs. Those who sign up will receive a free $50 deposit into your child’s 529 savings account from the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office. Every child who is a Massachusetts resident is eligible to be a part of BabySteps within one year of their birth or adoption. Families need to open a U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan…

PLYMOUTH – A visceral rally preceded the virtual meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP) Jan. 31. The focus of both was the potential discharge of a million gallons of the plant’s wastewater into Cape Cod Bay by Holtec, the company overseeing the decommissioning process.  “That is outrageous and that must stop,” Cape Downwinders Director Diane Turco said in her opening remarks at the event held at Plymouth Town Hall prior to the meeting. …

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…