On the evening of November 20, 2011, the General Assembly of Occupy Boston reached consensus on the following proposal:
Proposal from the Indigenous Solidarity and Outreach Working Group to attend the National Day of Mourning in Plymouth on November 24th
The Indigenous Solidarity and Outreach Working Group seeks funds to cover transportation costs associated with bringing a group of 20-40 people from the Occupy/Decolonize Boston community to attend the National Day of Mourning in Plymouth on November 24th. The Working Group is organizing a carpool and simply seeks funds to cover fuel expenses.
In response to the Statement of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples passed by the GA on October 8th, the United American Indians of New England (UAINE) have formally endorsed the Occupy/Decolonize movement and invited members of the Occupy/Decolonize Boston community to “stand with them” on this “solemn, spiritual and highly political day.” Every year since 1970, Native people and their supporters have come together to refute the mythology of the Pilgrims and declare the US thanksgiving holiday a National Day of Mourning for Native Americans.
This event will present a unique opportunity for members of Occupy/Decolonize Boston to stand in solidarity and most importantly, listen to Native voices with humility and respect. It will also be an opportunity to establish connections with individuals in the hopes of bringing more Native voices into the movement.
The Indigenous Solidarity and Outreach Working Group will receive reimbursement for fuel costs associated with travel to and from Plymouth on November 24th, with a maximum cumulative amount of $300.
The group will already be using its $100 weekly budget allowance to purchase food to be cooked the night before for the pot luck social which takes place after the event.
Via Occupy Boston