Formed in 2018, the Indigenous Peoples’ Advocacy Committee (IPAC), an action arm of NFSJ, promotes critical analysis of historical representations and increased understanding of contemporary challenges facing Indigenous Peoples, including those who lived on the land now recognized as Winchester. IPAC also advocates with other grassroots groups for the rights of Indigenous Peoples at the town and state level.
–Information sheet about Sachem mascot, created by IPAC members
–Web resources for parents and teachers curated by IPAC members
–Native American Children’s Literature Recommended Reading List by First Nations Development Institute
–Changing the Narrative about Native Americans: a Guide for Allies by First Nations Development Institute
–Winchester Students for Native Mascot Change group page
-Report from Native American Rights Fund Obstacles at Every Turn: Barriers to Political Participation Faced by Native American Voters