The Center for Earth Ethics Stands with the Masphee Wampanoag Tribe for the protection of their homelands and all lands, waters and sacred sites of tribal nations and indigenous peoples around the world. During this time of the Coronavirus the Mashpee have received notice of dissolution of their lands (statement on Mashpee Wampanoag Website) and have since filed a court injunction.
“The Mashpee Wampanoag tribal people have called this land home for over 12,000 years. Their history predates the United States and they were the tribe who welcomed the Pilgrims in the 17th Century. The Tribe fought the U.S. government for recognition for nearly 40 years before finally becoming a federally recognized tribe in 2007. However, they have remained landless.” – From Massachusetts Congressman, Joe Kennedy’s statement of support.
The Unitarian Universalist Association has compiled a list of resources for faith communities to learn about the case and take action in solidarity at this critical time.
You can also sign the MOVE ON petition here.
Letters can be sent to:
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
CHAIRMAN Sen. John Hoeven – Senator for North Dakota and
VICE CHAIRMAN Sen. Tom Udall – Senator for New Mexico
838 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2251
U.S. Department of the Interior, the Secretary David Bernhardt and our bureaus:
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Phone (with employee directory): (202) 208-3100