Boston Mayor Kim Janey declares Indigenous People’s Day and recognizes the Massachusett Tribe.
Kupee yômun nutahkeemunônashut Bostonut(We are coming to our lands Boston)
In 1675 colonist law forbid the Massachusett at Ponkapoag from being inside the city, or speaking our language. This law was not repealed until 2004.
The Massachusett Tribe are now recognized, celebrated and speaking our language in Boston once again! You can view the Mayor’s remarks here.
Special thanks to:
-Tribal Council Member Elizabeth (Dancing Waters) Solomon
-Sagamore Faries (Strong Medicine) Gray
-Tribal Council Member Jenny Oliver
-Tribal Council member Robin (Giving Spirit)Baker
-Tribal Council member Ed (Running Deer Come Home) Harris