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Institute for New England Native American Studies

Empowering Native Communities through University Scholarship

The Institute for New England Native American Studies (INENAS) was 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.

More about our work

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program provides information and resources for Native American grandparents who take care of their grandchildren. This program is part of a collaboration between INENAS and the North American Indian Center of Boston. For more information, visit their site or call 617.232.0343.

The essay Native Tribal Scholars: Building an Academic Community by J. Cedric Woods appeared in The New England Journal of Higher Education in January 2012.

INENAS Newsletter

“Welcome to the newsletter for the Institute for New England Native American Studies. Our mission is to connect regional tribes and Native organizations with university innovation, education, and research. I hope that as you read these updates on ongoing projects and events you can see the mission reflected in all of them" - Dr. Cedric Woods, Director

INENAS Newsletter

This institute is part of the College of Education and Human Development.

Institute for New England Native American Studies

Bayside, 4th Floor
150 Mt. Vernon St.
Boston, MA 02125

Director: Cedric Woods