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Re: Statue decolonization
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2021, 02:21:02 am »
Another small victory:

https://www.masslive.com/politics/2021/01/massachusetts-lawmakers-pass-bill-that-takes-steps-to-change-state-seal-and-motto-following-decades-of-protests-from-indigenous-activists.html

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After years of protests and testimony from Native American residents, Massachusetts lawmakers passed a bill in the final minutes of the legislative session that takes a step toward changing the state seal and motto.
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In its current form, the state seal shows a hand holding the sword over the head of a Native American with the Latin motto the translates to, “by the sword we seek peace.” The sword symbolizes Myles Standish, an English militia leader in the 1600s who attacked Native American settlements.