Monday, April 14, 2014

Join Us Tonight in Greenfield to Protect Native American Burials

Burial Ordinance Still Being Blocked in Greenfield

Join us tonight, Monday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m., as the Greenfield Appointments and Ordinance Committee meets at 114 Main St. in the Planning Department office. They will be voting on a number of new ordinances that have come before them.   

However, we have no guarantee that they will be voting again on Howard Clark's Burial Ordinance proposal which was introduced almost a year ago.

The committee had already passed the draft ordinance once and recommended it's passage by the full Town Council.  It was then sidetracked into unproductive meetings without ever coming to up for a Council vote! 

This is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Right Bill. It should  have given equal rights to all ethnic groups -- including the basic right of sanctity of human burials.  There is no accounting for the attitudes of racism that still exist in so many subtle ways in society today. 

The Nolumbeka Project wants to challenge the Ordinance Committee to move on a vote of the original draft.  Please come and support us at this meeting.    There is power in the presence of numbers of us joining together to demand Protection for the Ancestors at White Ash Swamp and other Native American burials in Greenfield.