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Panel at Harvard discusses issues facing tribes

Issues facing New England's tribes were the subject of a panel at Harvard University on Tuesday night.

Panelists represented tribes from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They noted that Harvard was founded to educate Indians, but only graduated one student, a Wampanoag man, before closing its Indian College.

�The most basic thing is to honor the premises under which you were founded,� said Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, the historian for the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, The Harvard Crimson reported.

The panel wrapped up a year of events sponsored by the Harvard University Native American Program.

Get the Story:
Native Americans Discuss Race Concerns (The Harvard Crimson 12/13)

Relevant Links:
Harvard Native American Program -
Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development -

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