Updates and Action Alerts

Despite thousands of letters and phone calls from supporters of the 2021-2022 bills, the MA legislature chose not to bring any of the bills out for a vote before the session ended in July 2022. However, we were able to do a lot to increase public awareness about the legislation and to increase support in the Legislature. We will file the bills again in January of 2023. Many thanks to everyone who helped to write, lobby, call and otherwise contact legislators seeking their support. Please sign up here if you want to be on the mailing list for future updates.

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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 2021-2022 session that reflect some of the key concerns within Massachusetts. 

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 2021-2022 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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Improve educational outcomes and opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students.

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