November 2011 meeting in Washington DC with the Pocasset Wampanoag Legal Team with Chairman George Spring Buffalo. Advocating for the Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians.
The Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians is a council with a mission statement of working together on a common goal for the Eastern Tribes. The mission statement of the council is to deal directly with Federal, State and Municipal Governments. All Tribal members have affirmed to support each other and come together for the common good of the New England Natives. We have a combined knowledge of Treaties, Land Claims, Native Governmental Administration and Eastern Traditional Native values. We have a team of researchers that will research native issues, burial grounds, native civil rights, native artifacts and educational issues. We also have a lawyer referal service.
The Affiliated Tribes of New England Member Tribes are inclusive of:
Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe of Wattupa Reservation
Pokanoket Wampanoag Tribe of Bristol RI
Seakonke Wampanoag Tribe of Seekonk MA
Chappiquiddic Wampanoag Tribe of Chappiquiddic Island
Historic Mashapaug Band of Narragansetts of RI .
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In a November 2011 meeting with Congressman McGovern George Spring Buffalo and Legal Team present a 500 page report on the Pocasset Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation. Chairman Spring Buffalo states" We have always been here we were represented by BIA prior to 1930's and again in the late 1930's in a land deal regarding land in Freetown MA. We have one of the oldest reservations the Wattupa Reservation over 300 years old and we are still here"
Congressman McGovern has been very helpful to this tribe and in addition is informed of the Affiliated Tribes of New England Indians. Vice Chairman Daryl Black Eagle states " We formed in March of 2010 because of the alienation from the Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs which is still going on"