Dear Tribal Family,
Pure elation….that’s the only way to describe the pride I feel as I consider the endless possibilities of our Tribal citizens who have recently graduated this spring!
An essential goal as leaders of this Tribal Nation is to provide educational services and support in order to assist our Tribal Education Scholars in reaching and achieving their goals; from kindergarten through 12th grade, as undergraduate students and graduate candidates right here at home. What is more impressive is we have Tribal students with concentrations in the areas of healthcare, law, Human Resources, Medicine, Information Technology, Environmental Protection, Business, Theater & Art, Public Policy degree seeking programs.
The phrase “Knowledge is Power” is not lost on our Tribal Citizens, this is clearly evident! We see this important education lift in a nation as a true achievement to one’s self-betterment and “Self-Determination,” if you will. The successes of our Tribal graduates have achieved are more than a high school diploma or a degree from an institute of higher-learning…they are advancing our Tribe by virtue of advancing at each and every stage of achievement in their academic career.
What may not be in the forefront of each graduate’s mind is they are now equipped with abilities, capabilities, motivation and upward mobility to compete in the 21st century “global economy.”
With all of these educational degree’s, they are sealing accomplishments, setting the bar higher, all while developing their Leadership Skills.
Our Tribal Nation and the World is a better place, because we have bright, excited and well educated people entering the local, regional, national and global workplace from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Nation. Our Tribal graduates continue to Inspire as they thrive, achieve and succeed.
We as a Strong, Proud Tribal Nation shall continue to RISE!
Congratulations to all of our 2016 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Graduates…You are Heart and Soul of our Nation!