Hartman Deetz (Mashpee Wampanoag) has been active in environmental and cultural stewardship for over 20 years. This stewardship is based on his spiritual foundation in his Native traditions that value the Earth as a living being. Hartman is also returning to his work with the Wampanoag Language Reclamation Program as a student and teacher. Hartman is a traditional artist as well as a singer and dancer, having shown his art in galleries, and performed for audiences from coast to coast across the US. He is currently engaged with advocacy work for the Charles River Watershed Association advocating for the health and restoration of the Charles River and other campaigns around Native rights to access waterways.