Support Indigenous Peoples Day
World of Wellesley, together with other community members, invite you to participate in a community signature drive. Your signature would support a resolution being created and accepted, by the Wellesley Board of Selectman, for Wellesley to honor Indigenous Peoples Day and no longer recognizes Columbus Day, on the second Monday of October.
We as people who reside, work, and engage in Wellesley acknowledge this town is located on the traditional territory of the Massachusett People. Learn more about Native Land.
Join us for a community viewing and discussion of Sheldon Wolfchild and Steven Newcomb’s film ‘The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code.”
This film sheds light on how documents written during the fifteenth century influenced doctrines of “ultimate dominion” that are used against native nations to this day. The film is 60 minutes long. FREE and open to the public.
In partnership with Wellesley Free Library.
- Discussion of Indigenous Peoples Day with Wellesley Board of Selectman (video) – Wellesley Media Corporation, April 29, 2019
- Wellesley debates replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day – Boston Globe, April 23, 2019
- ‘You are on stolen land’: Wellesley residents hold Town Hall demonstration – Wellesley Townsman, January 31, 2019
- Discussion of Indigenous Peoples Day with Wellesley Advisory Committee (video) – Wellesley Media Corporation, January 30, 2019
- Citing painful legacy, Wellesley residents seek to change Columbus Day – Wellesley Townsman, December 10, 2018
Learn more about pending legislation in Massachusetts to establish Indigenous Peoples Day statewide in Massachusetts, successes in Brookline, Cambridge, Tufts, and Somerville, and ongoing efforts in communities across the commonwealth. Visit Indigenous Peoples Day Massachusetts.