Institute for New England Native American Studies
Welcome to the Institute for New England Native American Studies (INENAS), established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in June 2009. Our mission is to develop collaborative relationships, projects, and programs between Native American tribes of the New England region and all of the UMass campuses so that the tribes may participate in and benefit from university research, innovation, scholarship, and education.
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Check out the new Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program, which provides information and resources for Native American grandparents who take care of their grandchildren. This program is part of a collaboration with the North American Indian Center of Boston and the Institute for New England Native American Studies. For more information, visit their site or call 617.232.0343.
Read the essay "Native Tribal Scholars: Building an Academic Community" by J. Cedric Woods that appeared in The New England Journal of Higher Education in January 2012. The institute is in an ongoing process of program development for the benefit of regional tribes and its other constituencies. For information on programs and upcoming events, please call us at 617.287.5784, or visit our Events page.