On June 5th the Indian Education program participated in a forum at the Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School (the Gomes School is one of Indian Ed’s district schools in New Bedford). Carol Wynne, Mashpee Wampanoag Culture Keeper and Otter Clan Mother presented our history and cultural lifeways to 550 students.
Following the presentation by Carol, one of the teachers made a point to follow back up with the Tribe’s Indian Education Department to express their gratitude. “I just wanted to say thank you so much for sending Carol in. She was amazing, the kids loved her stories. This is all they have been talking about, some of them are writing about what they learned while others are drawing.”