July 2020 Action Alert

Letters have been issued by the Chappaquiddick Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe/Nation, and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to call for a prohibition on all Native American sport team mascots, logos, and nicknames in Massachusetts public schools:

Take action today to support both the bill to ban Native American mascots in MA and the bill to change the State Flag and Seal!

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We are working to support legislation currently before the Massachusetts State Legislature that will benefit Indigenous Peoples.

Our current Agenda includes five bills in the 2019-2021 session that reflect some of the key concerns within Massachusetts. 

Take action to support the Agenda.

From time to time, we will also ask supporters to lend a hand with other legislation in the region and nationally.


The Agenda

These are the bills we are supporting in the 2019-2020 MA legislative session

Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day to celebrate Indigenous resilience and survival. The change acknowledges the true histories of colonialism, genocide and racism that Native peoples have experienced and continue to face.
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Ensure Native American funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony held in governmental or non-profit collections are not sold for profit.

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Prohibit Native American mascots in Massachusetts public schools.

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Massachusetts has kept a sword hanging over the heads of Native Americans for hundreds of years. That’s a terrible symbol for our state.

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Improve educational outcomes and opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students.

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Take Action:

Action Alert

Contact the Legislature now to urge them to give a favorable recommendation for the MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda.

Here’s what you can do right now to help all 5 bills:
  1. Write to the Committee chairs and your district’s legislators and ask them to support all 5 bills.
  2. Sign up for our mailing list so that you can receive updates.
  3. Endorse our efforts. You can endorse as an individual with your organization listed for identification purposes, or get your organization to endorse directly.


Please print and share our flyer about the MA Indigenous Agenda.

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