http://www.naicob.org/resources.html NAICOB Violence Against Native American Women in Massachusetts: A Guide to Seeking Assistance NAICOB DVSA Resource Guide.pdfDownload File NAICOB Jay Treaty Guide NAICOB Jay Treaty Guide.pdfDownload File NAICOB Indian Child Welfare Act GuidesNAICOB Peer Recovery Support Centers ICWA Basic Guide.pdfDownload File ICWA Detailed Guide.pdfDownload FilePRSC GuideDownload File NAICOB Supporting Caregiver Grandparents Program Resource GuideThrough the generous support of the Administration for Native Americans, NAICOB produced a resources guide for elders…

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html Updated May 2, 2022LanguagesPrint If you or your family member are at high risk for severe illness, wear a mask or respirator with greater protection in public indoor spaces if you are in an area with a high COVID-19 Community Level. Talk with your healthcare provider about wearing a mask in a medium COVID-19 Community Level. If you test positive and are an older adult or someone who is at high…

https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2022/05/17/special-commission-backs-new-state-seal-and-motto-for-massachusetts By Adam Reilly May 17, 2022 The special commission charged with reevaluating Massachusetts’ state seal and motto voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that both be completely replaced. The current state seal, which dates back to 1898, depicts a Native American holding a bow and arrow and standing beneath an arm holding a sword — representing the colonial military leader Myles Standish — poised as if to strike. A motto in…

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https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/covid-19.html We urge Member States and the international community to include the specific needs and priorities of indigenous peoples in addressing the global outbreak of COVID 19.“ —  Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Anne Nuorgam. The coronavirus  (COVID-19)  pandemic  poses  a grave  health threat to Indigenous peoples around the world. Indigenous communities already experience poor access to healthcare, significantly higher rates of communicable and non-communicable…

The BabySteps Savings Plan (BabySteps) is a program that jumpstarts families into saving for future college and/or vocational costs. Those who sign up will receive a free $50 deposit into your child’s 529 savings account from the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office. Every child who is a Massachusetts resident is eligible to be a part of BabySteps within one year of their birth or adoption. Families need to open a U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan…

PLYMOUTH – A visceral rally preceded the virtual meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP) Jan. 31. The focus of both was the potential discharge of a million gallons of the plant’s wastewater into Cape Cod Bay by Holtec, the company overseeing the decommissioning process.  “That is outrageous and that must stop,” Cape Downwinders Director Diane Turco said in her opening remarks at the event held at Plymouth Town Hall prior to the meeting. …

Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribal Member Kendall Currence in an article By Boston Globe Reporter Greg Levinsky January 7, 2022 https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/01/07/sports/kendall-currence-courageous-leader-northeastern-womens-basketball/ Kendall Currence’s eyes lit up the moment she saw the feather. Three years old at the time of her Wampanoag naming ceremony, Currence recognized the feather in a tribal elder’s hand from speech therapy sessions for her cleft lip and palate. As her father tells it, Mashpee medicine man Guy…

By Zane Elias http://www.livingobservatory.org/tidmarsharchive January 7, 2022 On December 10th, Living Observatory President Glorianna Davenport and Fellow Zane Elias met with Chairlady and President of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe, Melissa Ferretti. The weather was quite grey, yet conversations between the three, guided by land and imagination, were enthusiastic and animated by lively prospects for collaboration. We would like to extend our deepest thanks to the Wampanoag Herring Pond Tribe…