Institute for New England Native American Studies

Empowering Native Communities through University Scholarship

In the Media

  • New England’s Indigenous Peoples ›

    WCVB-TV, December 15, 2016

    J. Cedric Woods, director of the Institute for New England Native American Studies, is featured in this Chronicle story on the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. The institute is part of UMass Boston's School for Global Inclusion and Social Development.
  • Native American Burial Ground Stalls Savin Hill Park Renovations ›

    BU News Service, October 11, 2015

    Cedric Woods, director of UMass Boston's Institute for New England Native American Studies, comments on the discovery of a Native American burial ground underneath Savin Hill Park's tennis courts. “The appropriate method is to consult and collaborate with the Native communities," Woods said.
  • Black Native Americans beginning to assert identity ›

    Bay State Banner, December 30, 2014

    Kenneth J. Cooper, editor of UMass Boston's Trotter Review, talks to Cedric J. Woods, director of the university's Institute for New England Native American Studies, about the challenges of tracing Native American lineage.
  • UMass to screen ‘Winter in the Blood’ ›

    Boston Globe, November 25, 2014

    Actor Chaske Spencer, who played Sam the werewolf in Twilight, will take part in a Q&A following the Boston premiere of his film Winter in the Blood at UMass Boston on Tuesday, December 2.
  • For Asians, local politics is slow to catch on ›

    The Boston Globe, March 12, 2014

    About 70 percent of the Asians in Lexington were either born in the United States or are naturalized citizens. Paul Watanabe, director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, says to encourage involvement in local politics, the town might consider allowing noncitizens to vote.
  • Archaeological school benefits tribe, students ›

    The Day, January 25, 2014

    Professor of Anthropology Stephen Silliman believes archaeological studies should give back as much as they take from historical sites, and his team's work over the last decade at the Eastern Pequot reservation in North Stonington, Connecticut, proves the point.
  • Native Tribal Scholars: Building an Academic Community ›

    New England Board of Higher Education, February 27, 2012

    J. Cedric Woods, director for the Institute for New England Native American Studies, authored this article on the Native Tribal Scholars partnership.
  • North American Indian Center in Jamaica Plain looks to the future ›, October 28, 2011

    J. Cedric Woods, director of the Institute for New England Native American Studies, is quoted in this article on a partnership with the North American Indian Center of Boston on a new program to help native grandparents take care of their grandchildren.