Celebrate and Teach Native American Culture & History

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.

Celebrating & teaching Native American culture & history in public schools:
Segment from the 1/11/22 MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda Teach-In

Indigenous children in a classroom

Bill Details

Bill Title: An Act Relative to Celebrating and Teaching Native American Culture & History

This bill addresses the lack of Indigenous curriculum in Massachusetts public schools. Schoolchildren rarely learn about the Native American history of the region nor about the contemporary Indigenous peoples who live here, including the Massachusett, Nipmuc, Aquinnah Wampanoag, Mashpee Wampanoag, and other bands of the Wampanoag as well as Native people in Massachusetts enrolled in tribal nations throughout the US and Canada. The goal is to develop a curriculum by working with tribal nations in-state and ensure that all children in the schools attain cultural competency in understanding Native history, cultures and current issues.

House Bill: H.651 / Senate Bill: S.382