To preserve Chappaquiddick Wampanoag traditional lifeways through educational programming and Indigenous land stewardship. We acknowledge the entirety of the Island of Martha's Vineyard as Wôpanâak lands. We continue to care for all the living creations of Maushop, which in reciprocity care for us. To continue to protect our natural resources and live sustainably with Ahkee, practicing our hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering rights. The preservation of land, culture and ceremony are intertwined with being the Wampanoag stewards of this land since time immemorial.
Preserve Wampanoag Culture - With the support of Wampanoags, farmers, ecologists, fishermen, conservationists, archaeologists, attorneys, healthcare professionals, artists and educators we will continue to protect our waters, lands and air, as well as preserve our Wampanoag Traditional Cultural Properties eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Daily Operational Costs - Continue to support our long term goals of land acquisition, the founding of a cultural center and continued programming, including the means by which to communicate and distribute information.
Indigenous Stewardship - Indigenous land rematriation and conservation through land acquisition. We will need 6 acres of land for a cultural center, Wampanoag community farm, conservation and ceremonial and traditional purposes. Gifts of land parcels of any size will allow our community to share generations of ceremony and traditional ecological knowledge while remaining on our homelands.
Land Acquisition Fund Goal - $4,000,000
Educational Outreach - Development of the Wampanoag Tribe of Chappaquiddick Cultural Center for ongoing cultural and environmental justice programming.