Native Environmental Ambassadors

The Mashpee Wampanoag Native Environmental Ambassadors (NEA) are a group of tribal youth who use their voice to advocate for and protect all natural beings.

Saving the Herring

The groups first campaign #saveourhomelands focused on advocating on behalf of the herring. The NEA successfully drafted and presented the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribes’ first Rights of Nature resolution to help save the herring and declare a State of Emergency as the environmental crisis impacting the herring continues. The resolution declares the tribal government’s commitment to help save the herring.

Climate Advocacy

NEA attended the United Nations Climate Week in New York City, where they participated in the March to End Fossil Fuels. They then flew to Palm Springs, California, to attend the Intertribal Rights of Nature Gathering. There, the NEA presented on their work advocating for the rights of nature movement and were able to share traditional eastern woodlands social songs.

Cultural Exchange

The NEA participated in a cultural exchange to Sitka, Alaska. There, they met with native youth and community members from across Turtle Island to discuss the environment, aboriginal rights, and traditional cultural practices.

Become an Environmental Ambassador!

For youth ambassadors (15-23 years old) and youth advisors (24+ years old). Use your Indigenous voice to advocate and protect all natural beings throughout Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal jurisdiction. 


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Education Department

483 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA 02649

508-477-0208 x8

[email protected]

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