MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda (MAILA)
All of these bills (except the Flag/Seal commission) appear stuck in committee. See the teach-in sponsored by MAILA in January 2022. MAILA teach-in
An Act establishing an Indigenous Peoples Day – H.3191/S.2027 Contact legislators to support
An Act to Protect Native American Heritage – H.3377, 3385/ S. 2239, 2240 Contact MAILA for more information
An Act Prohibiting the Use of Native American Mascots by Public Schools in the Commonwealth – H.581 / S.294 Contact legislators to support
State Flag and Seal
Gov. Baker signed this legislation in January of 2021, but the Commission has only met twice and is still getting organized. No budget has been allocated, no staff hired, and no substantive work has been done.
Contact the legislature!
An Act providing for the creation of a permanent commission relative to the education of American Indian and Alaska Native residents of the Commonwealth – H.582
Contact your state legislators

Friends Committee on National Legislation – Native Americans
Support the Establishment of a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding Schools – S. 2907 / H.R. 5444
Bills have been introduced (in Sept 2021) in Senate and House and have Republican co-sponsors as well as Democrats (incl rep Sharice Davids, an Indgenous woman from Kansas); bills are in their respective committees
Write to Congress

Lakota People’s Law Project Lakota People's Law Project
Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2021 – H.R.1374 - Write to Congress – Vote NO on HR 1374
Tell Biden: Stop Line 3 Sign the petition
Defend Native Voting Rights
Take action
Return Mount Rushmore and Black Hills to Lakota! Sign the petition






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