MWT Indian Education

Culturally Based Programs For Positive Academic Development

It’s the mission of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department to provide and support programs that nurture the positive social and academic development of the youth in our community. It’s through our work, programs, presentations and exhibitions that we are able to promote a more complete understanding of the Mashpee Wampanoag in our youth, while deepening their understanding of tribal history, culture and the natural environment we are entrusted to.

We maintain our mission by working with schools, colleges and other educational cultural and social institutions to meet our common objectives by exploring avenues and approaches to provide holistic, creative community-based education programs.

The education programs currently offered to our neighboring educational institutions include cultural presentations, after school support, Native films, performances, and traditional gardens.

Featured Programs

Native Performances Grades K-12
Assembly style programs for school wide performances by Native American educators, artists, musicians, singers and dancers.

Native American Films Grades 7-12
Films include We Still Live Here, The Mashpee Nine, and a film about the Standing Rock water protectors. Each screening includes a Q&A from either the filmmaker or a person with firsthand knowledge on the topic. Massachusetts History and Social Science Framework: 1.6, 1.8, 3.2, 4.11, 4.15 & 5.6

Indian Ed After School Grades 1-6 For Native Students
These weekly sessions unite Native American youth and assist them in developing skills and perspectives that result in an increased knowledge and sense of pride in their cultural identity. Activities include storytelling, crafts, clay, music and much more.

Interested in incorporating these Indian Educational Programs into your class or school?
From speakers to performances and hands on activities, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Education Department has a wide range of cultural and language-based programs that foster positive academic growth.

For more information, please contact our Indian Education Coordinator today.

Gertrude “Kitty” Hendricks
[email protected]
508-477-0208 ext 143

funding provided by the Department of Education (DOE)


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Education Department

483 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA 02649

508-477-0208 x8

[email protected]

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