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New Leadership for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

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Virginia Sutherland
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Wampanoag Powwow

At 28 Brian Weeden is the youngest person elected chairperson of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. On The Point, we talk with him about his background, what drew him to the leadership post, and his goals and vision for the tribe. Later in the hour, we talk about the rights of native people to hunt, fish and forage on their ancestral lands, and some of the barriers to engaging in these practices.
Guests on the program are as follows:
Brian Weeden, Mashpee Wampanoag chairperson
Chuckie Green- member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and retired director of the Tribe’s Natural Resources Department.
Melissa Ferretti, chairperson and president of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe whose aboriginal homelands are Sandwich, Bourne, Plymouth and Wareham.
More information about Native People’s rights to hunt, fish, trap and forage

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.