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Welcome to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court~

located at 483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee MA 02649

Phone: (508) 477-0208 Ext. 109   Fax: (774) 361-6032


Monday- Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm


We ask the Creator and Spirit of the People of the First Light to join as one and to promote justice, peace, harmony and respect through the Mashpee Wampanoag Judicial System.



The mission of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court is to exercise, to the maximum extent possible, the powers authorized by the Tribal Constitution.  As a separate but equal branch of the Tribal government the court will fairly and without prejudice adjudicate all civil matters authorized by the Tribal Council including but not limited to appeals.



The Purpose of the Tribal Court is to serve all tribal members who have a civil complaint against another tribal person or entity. The Tribal Court allows for civil cases to be heard within a judicial process that reflects both tribal traditions and community standards for conflict resolution.

All individuals who appear before the tribal court are assured a fair, prompt, and impartial hearing that guarantees their rights as outlined by the Tribal Constitution. There are three types of courts as described below:

In addition to hearing civil cases, the Tribal Court is also working on several activities that will strengthen our judicial infrastructure.

These include:

  • Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Rules of Evidence
  • Appellate Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Web site development
  • Facebook and Twitter Accounts
  • Tribal Court Guidebook for Tribal Members
  • Peacemaker Ethical Code