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.
The Wellesley Board of Selectmen will hold a public forum during its regular meeting on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Town Hall to begin consideration of a request from World of Wellesley to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.
Please make every effort to attend this public forum. The Board of Selectman have planned this first community opportunity to hear our voices in support of Indigenous Peoples Day. We need ALL of our voices to be heard, stories to be told and connections to be made. Your support is needed now and and we ask that you commit to attend and share in the support of honoring Indigenous Peoples Day in Wellesley.
Citing painful legacy, Wellesley residents seek to change Columbus Day – Wellesley Townsman, December 10, 2018
Discussion of Indigenous Peoples Day with Wellesley Advisory Committee (video) – Wellesley Media Corporation, January 30, 2019
‘You are on stolen land’: Wellesley residents hold Town Hall demonstration – Wellesley Townsman, January 31, 2019