April 22, 2022

NCPH Statements on Montpelier

NCPH condemns the unjust actions taken by leadership at the Montpelier Foundation (TMF), including the termination of several staff members after they spoke out against TMF’s March 25 decision to break its formal relationship with the Montpelier Descendants Committee (MDC).

We first made a statement on April 4 urging TMF to rescind its decision to remove the MDC as the sole representative of the descendant community (https://ncph.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Montpelier-Statement.pdf). Rather than restoring its shared governance with the MDC, TMF leadership has instead chosen to retaliate against staff for their dedication to this important promise. We urge TMF’s leadership to reconsider these recent decisions, to remedy the damage caused by these acts, and to treat members of the MDC, as well as current and future site staff, with dignity and respect.

You can read NCPH’s Statement in support of Montpelier staff at https://ncph.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/NCPH-Statement-in-Support-of-Montpelier-Staff.pdf.