Tribal youth were able to participate in two education-based trips over the past few weeks thanks to the continued support the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department receives through the NYCP Building Pathways grant. Grant trips over the past few weeks included a trip to Aquinnah on Martha’s Vineyard May 30 in conjunction with the Indian Education program at Mashpee High School and on June 16 to Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge off the coast of Chatham.
Tribal Youth were able to work directly with US Fish and Wildlife Service professionals on their work researching horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs return to Cape beaches in late spring to early summer to spawn. At Aquinnah, youth were shown the ancestral lands and cliffs by Brian Weedon.
These trips were made possible with support from the NYCP Building Pathways for Tribal Youth Grant and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department Career Pathways program.
For more about future opportunities through the Career Pathways program, please contact John Hanlon at (508) 237-0041 or email John at John.hanlon@mwtribe-NSN.gov.