hereby notify the Trump Administration that I stand by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in their litigation to place ancestral homeland into trust status, protected by federal law. Who could possibly be more entitled to this than the people indigenous to this land?
My home and land, protected by state and federal law should not have more legal protection than the Mashpee Wampanoag’s land when placed in Trust. I am cognizant that the Trust allows the Wampanoag Tribe reservation status, imperative for tribal housing, healthcare, language reclamation, education, judicial services, and sovereignty. When justice is served, in this case the reinstatement of the Mashpee Wampanoag’s Land trust, it benefits all.
I view the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Land as sacrosanct and will consider any attempt by the federal government to alter or change the status and protection of Tribal Land to be a grievous act that likewise threatens the status and protection of all Native homeland across this country.
I do this with the knowledge that the Wampanoag have repeatedly suffered grave injustices concerning their ancestral land for 400 years. I also place my name on this Action to honor the Mashpee Wampanoag's example of courage and perseverance in the face of relentless adversity.
Accordingly, I will make myself available to resist any attempt at denying the Tribe their land rights by the government of the United States of America.
In solidarity with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe,