Monday, March 30, 2009

Announcement: Narragansett Indian School In Need Of Assistance

Feather News

The Feather News has a general policy of not posting fundraising solicitations but the following announcement from the Nuweetoooun School is important for our larger Indian community to take notice of. We know that some of our daily readers are elected tribal officials so perhaps they could use some of their wealth that the Mohegan people generously provide them toward a worthy purpose:

NARRAGANSETT SCHOOL NEEDS ASSISTANCE TO STAY OPEN THIS SPRING: "The Nuweetooun School in Exeter, Rhode Island, is New England's only independent, Native-American-run school currently serving Native children. The school uses a holistic curriculum, based on Native culture and history, to nurture and engage students K-8. Because most students are unable to make tuition, Nuweetooun is supported heavily by private donations from individuals, local tribes, and foundations. This spring, already stretched to the limit, school staff have learned that they must replace some old lead pipes in their building, or risk closing. The cost of the project is $8,000 and the volunteer board of directors has already managed to raise $6,000. A final push now for small donations from interested supporters could help Nuweetooun stay open and continue its mission! To make a donation, send a check (payable to TIMM, Inc.) to Nuweetooun School, 390 Summit Road, Exeter, RI 02822. Contributions are tax-deductible under IRS code 501(c)3."