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Select Board Votes to Place Indigenous People’s Day on the 2021 Town Meeting Warrant - The Bedford Citizen, January 22, 2021

The Select Board Tuesday placed an article to locally change the holiday on the second Monday in October from “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous People’s Day” on the 2021 town meeting warrant. The unanimous decision followed a presentation by residents Claudia Fox Tree and Heather Leavell...

Letter to the Editor: Honoring the Rights of Indigenous Nations and People - The Bedford Citizen, January 31, 2021

This letter, based on a statement authored by the United American Indians of New England, is used with their permission. 

The message somewhat shortened and modified and supports legislation that I hope will have an impact on our town and our schools...

Good News! Library Planning for Gradual Opening in May: Trustees Support Indigenous People’s Day - The Bedford Citizen, April 15, 2021

The Trustees voted to support the town in changing the name of the holiday on the second Monday in October from Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. Chair Michael Pulizzi was instructed to speak in favor of this change at the Annual Town Meeting on May 15,

Town Meeting: Making Your Voice Heard ~ The First in a Series of Community Forums Sponsored by The Bedford Citizen - The Bedford Citizen, April 15, 2021

The first in a series of community forums sponsored by The Bedford Citizen will focus on the structure of town meeting and its centrality in Bedford civic life. The virtual program, called “Town Meeting: Making Your Voice Heard,” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom...

Bedford Moves to Honor Indigenous People  - Bedford Minuteman, April 19, 2021

On Saturday, May 15, Bedford voters will be asked to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. A yes vote will add Bedford to a growing list of cities and towns in Massachusetts making the switch...

Letter to the Editor: Supporting Indigenous Peoples Day - The Bedford Citizen, April 22, 2021

I am Italian American from my mother’s side. My childhood memories are of meatballs and bocce games at my grandparents’ house, and family summers on the Jersey Shore. Christenings, First Communions, and weddings are a huge deal...

Letter to the Editor: Supporting Article 34, Indigenous Peoples Day - The Bedford Citizen, May 5, 2021

Stand Up for truth and justice by supporting Article 34, Indigenous Peoples Day Recognition...