Native Americans

We have explored the history of how settler colonialism and government actions impacted indigenous peoples of North America. In a follow-on project, we succeeded in persuading the Town Meeting to pass a change in the holiday name Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

We continue to support legislative efforts at the state house to eliminate the use of offensive images of indigenous peoples in the state seal, and other such miss-uses of Native American imagery.

In addition, we are trying to support native peoples in the western states to Stop Line 3.

This intersects with our concerns and efforts related to Climate Change and Sustainability.

Suggested Readings

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

 

"All the Real Indians Died Off" and 20 Other Myths about Native Americans by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker