The September edition of "Native Voices" is officially in production.
A news show with items of interest to members and non-members alike, "Native Voices" is the cable television show that is produced monthly by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. The half-hour show premiered in February in Mashpee and is now seen all over the Cape as well as in New Bedford and the Middleboro-Lakeville area on public access channels.
The entire cast is made up of Mashpee tribe members, including a group of young people who produce their own segment each month and also do the camera work for remote location shots. The August episode, showing now on local cable, features an archaeological excavation in the Middleboro area that has uncovered remnants of native occupation dating back thousands of years. There's information on the Indian Health Service and on job opportunities available to tribe members, a segment with Tribal Council Chairman Shawn Hendricks discussing tribal government, and one on the new Pow Wow Princess, Talia Landry.
For more on the subject, see Native Documentaries and News.