The guided links to the right were curated by the WMHS Diversity Leaders and the WMHS Gov. Volpe Library and focus broadly on the experience and history of modern Indigenous people. Each link contains reputable websites, videos, and extended reading opportunities on the listed topic.
A few of our Guiding Questions for this project:
Indigenous People of Wakefield & the Origin of the Warrior Name and Logo
SCOPE: The following guide is aimed to allow Wakefield students and community members an opportunity to engage in primary source, historical research regarding the Indigenous populations that lived in Wakefield. It also provides information in reference to the origin and evolution of the Wakefield logo and the Warrior team name through the use of school yearbooks, public library and archival information, and local news entities (e.g. The Boston Globe; The Daily Item). The questions included in this guide are intended to provide fodder for rigorous, respectful conversations and well-formulated opinions that are deeply steeped in factual information.
Curated information on national issues that have affected Indigenous people historically and today can be found below in our subject specific guides. These guides cover topics such as modern tribal life, the history of native boarding schools, food sovereignty, and the ongoing human rights crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women in North America.
This guide was created in November 2020 as a library research and project development opportunity for the WMHS Diversity Leaders in collaboration with the WMHS Gov. John A. Volpe Library. If you are interested in learning more about the origins of this project, you can view the project rubric here. No singular item in this guide should be considered plausive by Wakefield Public Schools or the WMHS Gov. John A. Volpe Library, but rather, these resources have been identified as historically and/or culturally significant points of information. If you have additional materials or information that you believe will benefit this guide, please forward your information for consideration and inclusion to firstname.lastname@example.org.