The MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda coalition calls for individuals and organizations to submit written testimony before June 25th in support of a bill establishing a permanent commission on American Indian and Alaska Native education. Below are the steps to empower you to effectively advocate for this bill. Please use your own words, as personal testimony increases your impact. Letters can be submitted via email before the hearing.
Bill Name: “An Act providing for the creation of a permanent commission relative to the education of American Indian and Alaska Native residents of the Commonwealth.”
House Number: H.444 https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H444
House Presenter: Nika C. Elugardo
House Co-Sponsors: Russell Holmes, Jason Lewis, Denise Provost, Bud Williams
Committee(s): Joint Committee on Education
Bill Description: Proposing a permanent commission towards improving educational outcomes and opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students. Broader impacts of the commission are the promotion of tribal self-determination by providing students with the opportunity to learn their heritage, languages and histories while preparing them for higher education.
Contact: Jean-Luc Pierite email@example.com