Select Board readies for Indigenous Peoples Day discussion on April 5

Wellesley voters had their say on March 2 about  a non-binding referendum asking the Select Board to proclaim the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day and cease to recognize Columbus Day in Wellesley.  Some 49% of voters said “yes, “43% said “no,” and 8% left ballots blank on the question.

The Select Board will discuss the resolution at its regular meeting on Monday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m., and residents are welcome to weigh in via email in advance (email  to reach all five Board members) or during the meeting. To comment during the meeting, send email to and indicate you would like to speak during the public comment portion of Monday night’s meeting. You will receive a return email with a call-in number and your speaker order.