With more than $400,000 in grants, three Connecticut tribes have launched intertwining projects to improve cancer education, resources and prevention among New England’s American Indians.

The Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot and Schaghticoke tribes have received a grant for almost $100,000 from the Lance Armstrong Foundation for a two-year project called ‘‘Families Together: The Connecticut Native American Cancer Survivorship Project,’’ and $322,000 from the National Cancer Institute and Cancer Information Service for a two-year project called ‘‘Is CIS Reaching Connecticut Native Americans? Understanding Cancer Information Seeking Patterns.’‘

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