Updates and Action Alerts

Mascot Letters

The National Congress of American Indians and multiple tribes have issued calls for a prohibition on all Native American sport team mascots, logos, and nicknames in Massachusetts public schools:

• National Congress of American Indians Mascot Letter
• Chappaquiddick Mascot Letter
• Herring Pond Mascot Letter
• Mashpee Mascot Letter
• Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag Mascot Letter
Nipmuc Mascot Letter

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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. 

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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