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Wampanoag Culture is Prevention Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $300,000)

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts project will serve 191 students (122 age 12-17, 69 ages 5-11). The after-school and prevention-based program will carry out after school programs to reduce the use of alcohol and drugs and provide prevention services to reduce juvenile delinquency by promoting pride and self-esteem in youth through knowledge of Aquinnah Wampanoag Culture. The Tribe has established policies, with the support of youth, parents and elders, which support youth in activities that develop a strong sense of self and pride in being part of an Indian Tribe. It is the tribe's belief that its youth are less likely to engage in destructive behaviors when instructed in the nuances of their culture. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 25, 2008