On April 23, 2020 the Native American International Caucus wrote a LETTER calling upon legislators to take a stand to reverse the Department of Interior’s decision on March 27, 2020 to disestablish and revoke the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal reservation status. This would be problematic at any time considering the history of the relationship between the first colonists and later the US government, but it is incomprehensible in the midst of the fight against COVID-19. Read more about the historical and political aspects of this case in a UMNews service ARTICLE. Take Action HERE.
#MMIW #MMIWG #MMNW #MMNWG - more than just hashtags - these letters began to be used by hundreds of families who refuse to let their daughters, mothers, sisters, and aunties be forgotten!
Tuesday May 5, 2020 by Suzanne Wenonah Duchesne, excerpted from an article first published in EasternPA NewSpirit Digest May 2020.
The #MeToo movement has brought attention to the staggering number of women who have experienced sexual harassment in their lifetime. The pain and emotional toll are unimaginable, not to mention the loss of income due to lifelong challenges and the generational impact on families as women struggle to survive and heal. When those numbers are placed under a statistical magnifying glass an even clearer and more sinister picture appears.