MA INDIGENOUS
LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Updates and Action Alerts

**IMPORTANT AND EXCITING UPDATE: The MA Indigenous Peoples Day Bill has been extended in committee until April 14!! That means the bill is still alive and there is hope for it this legislative session. We need everyone’s help! Please EMAIL and CALL the State Admin and Regulatory Oversight Committee and tell them you want the Indigenous Peoples Day Bill voted out favorably.
 
 
CALL: Phone calls to committee members make a huge difference! You do not need to be an expert on the bill to let them know you support it. You will most likely get voicemail. Contact info and short script here.

MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda – 1/11/22 FULL VIDEO OF TEACH-IN – POWERFUL!

Watch this powerful video of Indigenous testimony about the need to support Indigenous-centered bills in Massachusetts! Then take the action steps below:

Move our bills out of committee before the deadline!

Go to the Action Network link to support five Massachusetts Indigenous-centered bills by sending this automated letter to legislators asking that bills be reported favorably out of committee.

The 2021-2022 Indigenous Legislative Agenda includes 5 priorities: Remove Racist Mascots, Honor Indigenous People’s Day, Celebrate and Teach Native American Culture & History, Protect Native American Heritage, and Support the Education and Futures of Native Youth.

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About

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.

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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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