MEN ON BOATS | Land Acknowledgment Resources

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Dunn
I wonder if the government will sanction this land once our expedition is over.

Powell
It all comes down to how dangerous it is to inhabit.

Dunn
Well the Natives have lived in these lands for centuries.

Powell
Well, they’ve also probably named all this land already. And here we are, naming it after ourselves.

—Men on Boats, Act 1 Scene 8

You will find a list of nonprofits serving Indigenous and Native American populations below. In addition to the incredible violence and persecution that Native Americans have suffered at the hands of white Europeans and Americans throughout history, Indigenous peoples have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to learn about these organizations, Native communities, and the issues that affect them today.

State of Massachusetts Organizations:

Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness

North American Indian Center of Boston

Black Mesa Weavers for Life and Land

National Organizations:

Cultural Survival

Native American Rights Fund

American Indian College Fund

Indigenous Environmental Network

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

National Indian Health Board

National Indian Education Association

If you are looking for local organizations in other areas, this list is a great place to start:
http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/indices/NAnonprof.html

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