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Supporters

Indigenous Peoples Day Bedford is building a strong coalition of support from Town entities; faith, social justice, and other organizations; local business owners; Native and non-Native community members; and other allies. Join us! Sign our statement of support for the proposed warrant article that will establish Indigenous Peoples Day in Bedford here.

Town Entities & Organizations:

Bedford Select Board - voted to recommend approval of Article 34

Bedford School Committee - voted to support Indigenous Peoples Day

Bedford Library Board of Trustees
Indigenous Peoples Day Massachusetts
Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag

United Confederation of Taino People
Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness

Italian Americans for Indigenous Peoples Day

Bedford Embraces Diversity

Parents Diversity Council

Mothers Out Front Bedford Chapter

First Parish Environmental Justice Committee

Lakota Kidz

Lakota YouthStay

Community/Faith Leaders
Rabbi Susan Abramson
Tricia Anderson Co-President, Bedford Embraces Diversity

Reverend John A. Castricum, Pastor, First Church of Christ
Philip Conrad, Superintendent of Bedford Public Schools
Reverend John Gibbons, Senior Minister, First Parish Unitarian Universalist

Reverend Annie Gonzalez Milliken, Parish Minister, First Parish Unitarian Universalist

Reverend Chris Wendell, St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Community Members:

Matthew Agen
Lori Alper

Madeleine Altmann

Christine Anderson
Valerie Arvidson

Erin Attfield Quinlan

Melinda Ballou
Jacinda Barbenhenn

Calista Barber
Marilou Barsam
Katie Boudreau
Haim Brill
Martha Brill
Sophie Brill Weitz

Dave Brown

Renu Bostwick
Anne Caron
Catherine Chambers
Jon Chan

Koa Chun
Yoko Chun
Wendy Ciacca

Craig Coldwell
Thais Collins
Randi Currier
Sharon Curtin
Hillary DeMello
Bethany Dionne

Erin Dorr

Corinne Doud
Maisy Draper
Zack Drench
Christine Dudley-Marling 
Peggy Duesenberry

George Epple

Lori Etringer
Patricia Fabian
Bob Fagan
Shirley Fan-Chan

Samantha Gallant

Vernon Gaw

Renee Georgette
Lalitha Gunturi Ranganath

Sandra Hackman
Aaron Hamilton

Ralph Hammond
Nicolette Hastings
Maureen Haviland
Marge Heckman
Jennifer Hollman
Ronia Hurwitz

Bhuvana Husain
Alison Jimerson
Nibha Jolly
Michelle Kaha
Amy Kelly
Brenda Kenahan
Tammi Kibler
Gretchen Kind
Dawn Kociubes
Kelly Korenak
Derek Koundakjian
Donald Koundakjian
Astrid Kruse
Robin Leake
Heather Leavell

Jessica Leavell, PhD
Shannon Leonard
Cynthia Lynch
Bopha Malone
Nick Mascoli
Christie Martin
Erin McCormack

Otti McCutcheon
Beth McDermott
Sharon McDonald
Dawn Mesite

Georgia Michelman
Sandra Michelman
Emily Mitchell
John Mitchell

Anuja Nair Rotella
Rebecca Neale
Renae Nichols
Jane O'Brien

Noreen O'Gara
Jeanne Paradise
James Petipas

Olivia Petipas
Christin Pinney

Minday Pollack Fusi
Sonia Presti

Emily Prince

Jennifer Puhle

Dorrie Pulizzi
Emma Pulizzi
Helen Pulizzi

Leo Pulizzi

Michael Pulizzi

Dori Rhodes

Julie Ramsdell

Elena Rozzi Pellegrino
Erin Sandler-Rathe

Carolyn Sarno

Julia Silvestrone
Sarah Sjostrom

Kristin Sladen
Christine Smith

Christina Solitro
Nina Tate
Melissa Tkacs
Sue Turner
Catherine Van Praagh
Gene Wasserman
Lily Weaver
Sharon Weisner
Ann Williams

Eveline Wolf
Nancy Wolk

Jennifer Wylie

Jasmin Yannix
Lillian Younger

Elena Zorn

 

Local Allies with Ties to Bedford:

Dave Brown, Winchester
Sean Cloran, Lowell
Maggie Day, Maynard
Nicole Day, Maynard
Chali'Naru Dones, Newtonville, Liaison to United Confederation of Taino People

Joy Harris, Founder/Director, Lakota YouthStay, Medford, MA

Isabella Henderson, Cambridge, MA
Xochitl Kountz, Billerica
Ronnie Pensiero, Pawtucket, R.I.

Vitoria Saraiva, Weymouth, MA
Linda Simon, Chair, Lakota Kidz, Hull, MA