Our mission is to keep the public informed about highly time-sensitive opportunities to participate in preservation efforts for ancient Indigenous sites. That’s how we win.
Did you know that most ancient Indigenous sites get destroyed without any public notice or debate at all? This is done on purpose. Often, it is illegal.
We are here to end that practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Nayyag Preserve was founded by a group who met working together to save a 10,000 year old Indigenous archeological site in Northampton, MA from destruction by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in 2020.
This ancient site was preserved – for now – much thanks to actions taken by our 50,000 person strong email list of supporters, the Aquinnah Wampanoag, and the Narragansett.
Together, we won. And we can do it again – with your help.
Below, sign up for the low-traffic Nayyag Urgent Action Email List and help save the next ancient Indigenous site targeted for destruction.
You will be alerted about rare, time-sensitive opportunities when the public can actually act with effect. There are not many, but they are critical. We have to be ready.
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This entire post was written by Rochelle Prunty from River Valley Co-Op. Thank you, Rochelle. House Bill H3982 is intended to support the preservation of Massachusetts’s archaeological, fossil, and geological resources. This is an important issue, but to be effective we need your help to ensure that House Bill H3982 includes key Indigenous historic preservation leadership on the commission. We needContinue reading “We Must Act Urgently to Force Inclusion of Indigenous Preservation Leadership in New Legislation”
And they are here to play the game with their rules, on their court. By changing the laws that protect Indigenous sites so that they never lose to the public again. My notes from two recent phone conversations: LEGISLATIVE BILL H.3982 WAS INTRODUCED TO FORM A “SPECIAL COMMISSION” WHICH WILL FORMALLY RECOMMEND CHANGES TO ALL COMMONWEALTH LAWS INContinue reading “The Commonwealth is Back Big Time with New Proposed Legislation”
In Northfield, MA, industrial scale solar developers with eyes on a 78 acre site of prime farmland near the Connecticut River sent the Massachusetts Historical Commission a Notice of Intent requesting to know if there are any significant historical features. MHC: “NO SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL FEATURES”.