Formed in 2018, the Indigenous People’s Advocacy Committee (IPAC), an action arm of WMCN, 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.
- Raise community awareness to honor and highlight Indigenous Peoples’ history
- Foster greater community understanding around contemporary Indigenous Peoples’ issues
- Eliminate stereotypes and the use of Native American mascots which negatively impact Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth
Collaborative regional video project
Screening and discussion of Indigenous films
Support for MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda