Paula is a socially, culturally and politically active member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. A former newspaper reporter for more than a decade Paula received national recognition for her journalistic endeavors. As an independent writer and researcher she has become a noted independent scholar of Wampanoag history. Her post journalism work has been published in numerous magazines and in Dawnland Voices, and anthology of Native women writers of New England. She is the executive producer of "Our"Story: A Wampanoag History, a multi-media exhibit sponsored by Plymouth 400 Inc. in anticipation of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower. She is also presently producing a film documentary and written narrative about the Mashpee Nine, a group of Wampanoag men who fought for their right to cultural expression after a brutal arrest in 1976 for drumming on their traditional land. Mashpee Nine premiers in July of 2016 commemorating the 40th anniversary of the raid on the drummers.