With the realization that COVID-19 infections have been inequitably distributed, as reflected in the disproportionate number of cases in African American and Latinx communities, health experts predicted a disastrous impact on the more than 5 million people who identify as “American Indian and Alaska Native.” Pandemics have historically wrought catastrophic outcomes on Native communities. Smallpox … Read more COVID-19 and Native Americans
Written by Lauren McDowell On March 9th, the Network played host to a student organized and oriented conversation about Native American representation and mascots at the Winchester Unitarian Society. The conversation was facilitated by Network Executive Director and lead by Faries Gray, a resident of Woonsocket, RI and Sagamore (or “War Chief”) of the Massachusett … Read more Networks Hosts Facilitated Conversation for Students about Mascots and Native American Representation
Joining the MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda, Mass Peace Action, and Senator Jason Lewis’s office, the NFSJ organized a State House Lobby Day for the Agenda, which includes five bills addressing Native American concerns. There was a public committee hearing that included one of those bills, a resolve to establish a commission to evaluate the flag … Read more The NFSJ at the State House!