IMPORTANT ADVISORY: Graduate brunch update
The 2019 Graduation Brunch is hereby cancelled, due to a lack of resources. We are proud of each of you, and wish you the best in future endeavors.
It is our hope that the tribe will be better positioned to assist you in the future.
Roxanne D. Mills Brown
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
P (508) 477-0208 Ext. 149
F (508) 681-0277
College Scholarships Available from First Nations
Applications Due September 30, 2019
Apply Now for First Nations’ Native Agriculture & Food Systems College Scholarships
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting applications for the sixth year of its First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program that aims to encourage more Native American college students to enter these fields so that they can better assist their communities with these efforts.
First Nations will award 20 to 25 scholarships of $1,000 to $1,500 each for the 2019-2020 academic school year to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including but not limited to agribusiness management, agriscience technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, environmental studies, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation,food science and technology, horticulture, irrigation science, and sustainable agriculture or food systems.
Complete information and a link to the online application can be found at https://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking-scholarship/All applications must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, September 30, 2019.
To be eligible, applicants must:
Be full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in an agricultural-related field, or be able to demonstrate how their degree program relates to Native food systems.
Be tribally-affiliated and able to provide documentation.
Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.75.
Demonstrate a commitment to helping his or her community reclaim local food-system control.
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application and provide other required information, including proof of tribal affiliation (i.e.enrollment card, CIB, letter from tribe, etc.), college enrollment verification form, unofficial transcript, letter of recommendation from faculty member, and an optional photograph (headshot) for possible use in First Nations’ publicity activities.
First Nations believes that reclaiming control over local food systems is an important step toward ensuring the long-lasting health and economic well-being of Native people and communities. Native food-system control has the potential to increase food production, improve health and nutrition, and eliminate food insecurity in rural and reservation-based communities, while also promoting entrepreneurship and economic development. The purpose of the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program is to encourage more Native American college students to enter these fields so they can better assist their communities with these efforts.
It all starts here... Language and learning
Our mission in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department is to provide and support programs that nurture the positive social and academic development of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal members. For the sustainability of our community we seek to promote and cultivate leadership skills in our youth while, deepening their understanding of tribal history, culture, the natural environment we are entrusted to.
We strive to increase the number of Mashpee Wampanoag’s who enroll, matriculate in, and successfully complete college and graduate school programs. We maintain our mission by working with schools, college colleges and other educational cultural and social institutions to meet our common objectives by exploring avenues and approaches to provide holistic, creative community-based educational programs.
“Building on our past to ensure a strong and healthy future for our community”
The Summer Food Service Program, known as Summer Eats in Massachusetts, is a federally-funded nutrition program that provides free meals to children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. In Massachusetts, the program is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with support from the Child Nutrition Outreach Program at Project Bread.
Nearly 10% of Massachusetts households experience food insecurity. Summer Eats helps to fill the gap left open during the summer months for these families. When children have reliable access to food during the summer they can return to school ready to learn.
During the school year, many families stretch their food budget by applying for free or reduced-price school meals for their children. Frequently, these families find it difficult to absorb the additional meal costs when school is not in session. These children may be at risk for hunger and malnutrition, and they will return to school in September at a disadvantage relative to their peers. By providing free, nutritious meals throughout the summer, Summer Eats ensures that every child has access to the food they need to succeed.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Roxanne D. Mills Brown - Director
Phone: 508-477-0208 Ext. 149
Eileen Miranda - Child Care Program Manager
Phone: 508-477-0208 Ext.152
Gertrude “Kitty” Hendricks-Miller - Indian Education Coordinator
Phone: 508-477-0208 Ext. 143
Cameron Greendeer - Program Manager NYCP - Building Pathways for Tribal Youth
Phone: 508-477-0208 Ext. 178