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To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Land is Sacred: Stand With the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the very tribe that welcomed the Pilgrims in the 1600s, is at risk of losing what is left of their homelands due to a determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Why is this important?

The Mashpee Wampanoag, the People of the First Light, have occupied the same region for over 12,000 years and have faced diminishment of their homelands since colonization. The latest decision is a blow to Tribal sovereignty and undermines the future and sustainability of the tribal nation. The Tribe is asking Congress to protect its reservation lands and has put forth the "Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act (HR.312)." We are asking for signatures in support of this legislation.

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Reasons for signing

  • Please share with the team at UCLA, madley@ucla.edu
  • Because we as human brothers and sisters must acknowledge the immoral ways that this land was taken from Indigenuous peoples, and do our part to support them so that they can keep their lands. It is the only morally correct thing to do, and the only way to heal our societal wounds.
  • The democracy stands to all. All of us.

Updates

2020-11-21 19:57:22 -0500

300,000 signatures reached

2020-04-02 04:32:38 -0400

200,000 signatures reached

2020-04-01 13:48:43 -0400

150,000 signatures reached

2020-04-01 13:10:50 -0400

Amid Crisis Tribe Files Emergency Injunction with DC Court https://mashpeewampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/news/2020/3/31/amid-crisis-tribe-files-emergency-injunction-with-dc-court

2020-04-01 12:35:17 -0400

Here's more information about The Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project http://www.wlrp.org/

2020-04-01 12:33:55 -0400

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's website https://mashpeewampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/

2020-03-30 18:32:15 -0400

100,000 signatures reached

2020-03-29 15:11:14 -0400

50,000 signatures reached

2020-03-29 09:11:58 -0400

20,000 signatures reached

2020-03-29 00:09:08 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2020-03-28 21:54:06 -0400

5,000 signatures reached