Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe starts college prep program with grant
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts received a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Education.
The tribe will use the money to start Native Tribal Scholars, a college preparatory program that will include a focus on tribal history and culture. The program will be open to all Indian students in the state.
"We are thrilled to receive this grant and increase the resources available as we prepare our youth for college," Chairman Cedric Cromwell said in a statement, The Cape Cod Times reported. "This collaborative effort will provide many young people an opportunity to pursue their education and focus on leading successful adult lives."
The Institute for New England Native American Studies at UMass-Boston and the North American Indian Center of Boston are working with the tribe on the program.