Some indigenous people feel a battle persists to this day

 

Credit – ARAH DOUBLET’S NASHOBA VILLAGE

Nipmuc native David “Tall Pine” White was a speaker regarding the untold histories of 1676 and beyond.

White said even in the 21st century, Native Americans continue to feel prejudice from government officials when they push to keep their heritage alive through the documentation and preservation of cultural and historical ceremonial sites.

“It’s hard to incorporate (equality) when we start to talk to government agencies and people like that because they don’t seem to understand that concept,” he said. “They are not in charge, nor were they ever. It’s a slippery slope because you have to give them the respect that they are expecting, too.”

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