Institute for New England Native American Studies (INENAS)

The Institute for New England Native American Studies (INENAS)  was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in June 2009. Their mission is to develop collaborative relationships, projects, and programs between Native American tribes of the New England region and all of the UMass campuses so that the tribes may participate in and benefit from university research, innovation, scholarship, and education.

Their institute responds to the changing priorities of tribal communities, which we assess on an ongoing basis through surveys and direct consultation meetings. Their shift in focus in response to those changing priorities will be reflected in our programming, grant submissions, and outreach efforts.