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Publications & Presentations

March 2021

Director of the Institute for New England Native American Studies, Cedric Woods, and Professor of Sustainability and Food Solutions, Michael Tlusty, co-author A Transformations Transect as Social Innovation: COBALT Network Forms in the Gulf of Maine to Develop the Conceptpublished in Social Innovations Journal. The article explores a new research network known as COBALT (Collaborative for Bioregional Action and Learning Transformation) and its use of new Transformation Transect as a response to the complex array of issues, such as social inequity; rural-urban divide; disruption of food systems, and supply chains; disintegration of natural ecosystems; and climate change, which have been demonstrated as interrelated by the global pandemic. 

May 2019

Professor J. Cedric Woods, the director of INENAS, contributed to the new Boston Indicators Report, which highlights demographic changes in Boston over the last three decades. Read the UMass Boston news story about the report and its significance.

September 2017

Westport, MA celebrated the life of Paul Cuffe, a mixed-race entrepreneur and activist from the early 1800s. Professor Woods talked about Cuffe's Native heritage and his vision for ending the African slave trade of that era.

February 2017

Professor Woods of INENAS wrote a blog post about how Native communities are recovering in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

December 2016

Chronicle, a show on Boston's ABC affiliate station, aired a series of segments about Native Americans, focusing on activism and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Professor Woods of INENAS was interviewed in the first segment.

February 2016

We're working with Harvard University, Yale University, and the Massachusetts Archives to choose and transcribe documents on Native American life in New England from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Read more about this project.

January 2016

Statewide listening sessions examine quality of life for Native peoples in Massachusetts. Read the article in Cultural Survival Quarterly.

Professor Cedric Woods is quoted in the Tewksbury Advocate about the debate around changing the name of their high school mascot, the Redmen.

November 2015

Professor Cedric Woods from INENAS participated in an interview about indigenous law. Watch the video.

April 2015

Identifying Postpartum Intervention Approaches to Reduce Cardiometabolic Risk Among American Indian Women with Prior Gestational Diabetes, Oklahoma, 2012-2013. In Preventing Chronic Disease.

January 2012

"Native Tribal Scholars: Building an Academic Community," The New England Journal of Higher Education, January 23, 2012.


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