Join the Wabanaki Alliance’s Virtual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Event

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In 2019, Maine officially changed “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” — an overdue yet important milestone for our state. Now, it’s time to fully and authentically honor the Wabanaki Tribes by restoring their right to self-govern. 
Join the Wabanaki Alliance and partners for the Rally for Wabanaki Rights: A Virtual Rally for Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, October 11 from 10 AM-12 PM. We’ll hear from powerful speakers, celebrate Wabanaki culture, and take action together to ensure that the Wabanaki Tribes receive the justice they fully deserve. This event will be live-streamed through Vimeo (a free web-based video service like YouTube) and the Wabanaki Alliance Facebook Page. Click here to RSVP for the virtual Facebook Live event. We’ll forward the Vimeo link in the next day or so. 

Suit Up Maine is proud to be one of more than 90 nonprofit, faith-based, environmental, and racial and social justice organizations working with the Wabanaki Alliance to pass LD 1626, legislation that would place the tribes in Maine on similar and equal footing to the other 570 federally recognized tribes in 49 other states. You’ll be hearing more from us about that in the coming weeks and months. For now, you can learn about LD 1626 in the Take Action toolkit on the Wabanaki Alliance website. Find the toolkit here. You can also follow the Wabanaki Alliance on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and sign up for their email list to receive updates on actions and events.

In solidarity,
The Suit Up Maine Admin Team

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