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Indian Affairs

Indian Affairs fundamental role is to assist Native American individuals, tribes and organizations in their relationship with state and local government agencies and to advise the Commonwealth in matters pertaining to Native Americans.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Commission on Indian Affairs (MCIA) was created by the legislature in 1974. The Commission is governed by M.G.L. Chapter 6A: Section 8A.

Commission Members

Commission on Indian Affairs
100 Cambridge St., Suite 300
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

John “Jim” Peters, Jr, Executive Director

Burne Stanley, Administrative Assistant

Commission Members:

  • Joanne Dunn, North Shore
  • Aaron M. Gonzales, North American Indian Center of Boston & Suffolk County
  • Gail A. Hill, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Barnstable & Plymouth Counties
  • Tashanna Carter, Nipmucs and Worcester & Middlesex Counties
  • Troy W. Phillips, Bristol & Norfolk Counties
  • Rhonda K. Anderson, Western Massachusetts
  • Michael D. Wagner, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head/Aquinnah


Tuition and Scholarship Information

Native American Resource Information

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