New posts on LANDBACK Friends

Thanks for all the views and comments on this blog. My Indigenous friends have said the best way a nonnative person such as I could help them is by learning about and sharing what I’m learning about the concepts of #LANDBACK. So I created the website LANDBACK Friends to do so. Most new articles will be posted there. You can leave your email address on LANDBACK Friends if you’d like to subscribe for posts there.

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New posts on LANDBACK Friends

I’ve been writing new blog posts on LANDBACK Friends (LANDBackFriends.com) because those are the issues I’m learning and writing about now. Here is a list of the posts from July to present on LANDBACK Friends:

July1Replanning Human Life – LANDBACK FriendsReplanning Human Life – LANDBACK Friends
 1Prefab Communities – LANDBACK FriendsPrefab Communities – LANDBACK Friends
 3Support the BIPOC struggle in Iowa – LANDBACK FriendsSupport the BIPOC struggle in Iowa – LANDBACK Friends
 4July 4 Nexus – LANDBACK FriendsJuly 4 Nexus – LANDBACK Friends
 5  National holidays, Indigenous leadership and buried children – LANDBACK Friends  National holidays, Indigenous leadership and buried children – LANDBACK Friends  
 6Four Indigenous Climbers Arrested “LANDBACK” – LANDBACK FriendsFour Indigenous Climbers Arrested “LANDBACK” – LANDBACK Friends
 7The quiet became unbearable – LANDBACK FriendsThe quiet became unbearable – LANDBACK Friends
 8Tensions between Native peoples and Christian religions – LANDBACK FriendsTensions between Native peoples and Christian religions – LANDBACK Friends
 8Iowa Prairie Conference – LANDBACK FriendsIowa Prairie Conference – LANDBACK Friends
 9Caught in a trap – LANDBACK FriendsCaught in a trap – LANDBACK Friends
 11Conflict Resolution 1 – LANDBACK FriendsConflict Resolution 1 – LANDBACK Friends
 12Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings 2 – LANDBACK FriendsConflict Resolution for Holy Beings 2 – LANDBACK Friends
 13Intertwined threads – LANDBACK FriendsIntertwined threads – LANDBACK Friends
 14Indigenous children stolen to open the West – LANDBACK FriendsIndigenous children stolen to open the West – LANDBACK Friends
 14The return of children from Carlisle boarding school – LANDBACK FriendsThe return of children from Carlisle boarding school – LANDBACK Friends
 15Repatriation of Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School – LANDBACK FriendsRepatriation of Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School – LANDBACK Friends
 15Carlisle Indian School images – LANDBACK FriendsCarlisle Indian School | CCHS | The Cumberland County Historical Society’s Carlisle Indian School Collection
 169 Children of the Sicangu Oyate traveling home to Lakota Makoce – LANDBACK Friends9 Children of the Sicangu Oyate traveling home to Lakota Makoce – LANDBACK Friends
 16Prayers offered in Sioux City as remains of Native children return to their native lands – LANDBACK FriendsPrayers offered in Sioux City as remains of Native children return to their native lands – LANDBACK Friends
 21From Apology to Action – LANDBACK Friends  (Web view)From Apology to Action – LANDBACK Friends
 23Resist – LANDBACK FriendsResist – LANDBACK Friends
 25umair haque – LANDBACK Friends  (Web view)umair haque – LANDBACK Friends
 25We’re Losing the Battle for the Future – LANDBACK FriendsWe’re Losing the Battle for the Future – LANDBACK Friends
 26Water protectors and state sanctioned violence – LANDBACK FriendsWater protectors and state sanctioned violence – LANDBACK Friends
 27We’re Losing the Battle for the Future continued – LANDBACK FriendsWe’re Losing the Battle for the Future continued – LANDBACK Friends
 28What kind of ancestor do you want to be? – LANDBACK FriendsWhat kind of ancestor do you want to be? – LANDBACK Friends
 29LANDBACK Movement – LANDBACK FriendsLANDBACK Movement – LANDBACK Friends
 30Becoming the ancestor you want to be – LANDBACK FriendsBecoming the ancestor you want to be – LANDBACK Friends
 31Eviction – LANDBACK FriendsEviction – LANDBACK Friends
 31Mutual Aid Case study 1 – LANDBACK FriendsMutual Aid Case study 1 – LANDBACK Friends
 31Students advocate for those who are houseless – LANDBACK FriendsStudents advocate for those who are houseless – LANDBACK Friends
August1Line 3 pipeline – LANDBACK Friendshttps://landbackfriends.com/2021/08/01/line-3-pipeline/
 3Corrosive of the human spirit – LANDBACK FriendsCorrosive of the human spirit – LANDBACK Friends
 6The eyes of the future are looking back at us – LANDBACK FriendsThe eyes of the future are looking back at us – LANDBACK Friends
 10Meeting for worship with attention to photography – LANDBACK FriendsMeeting for worship with attention to photography – LANDBACK Friends
 14Water walkers – LANDBACK FriendsWater walkers – LANDBACK Friends
 15Two difficult truths – LANDBACK FriendsTwo difficult truths – LANDBACK Friends
 18We will all become climate refugees – LANDBACK FriendsWe will all become climate refugees – LANDBACK Friends
 20Do we feel the tipping point first in our souls  (Web view)Do we feel the tipping point first in our souls? – LANDBACK Friends
 21Ku Stevens’ Remembrance Run – LANDBACK Friends  (Web view)Ku Stevens’ Remembrance Run – LANDBACK Friends
 22Native American Boarding School Violence and Whitewashed History – LANDBACK   (Web view)Native American Boarding School Violence and Whitewashed History – LANDBACK Friends
 23even Quakers if you can believe that – LANDBACK Friendseven Quakers if you can believe that – LANDBACK Friends
 25Treaties Not Tar Sands – LANDBACK FriendsTreaties Not Tar Sands – LANDBACK Friends
 26State of Intimidation – LANDBACK FriendsState of Intimidation – LANDBACK Friends
 27May these steps be steps of prayer – LANDBACK FriendsMay these steps be steps of prayer – LANDBACK Friends
 29It’s decolonization or extinction. And that starts with land back. – LANDBACK FriendsIt’s decolonization or extinction. And that starts with land back. – LANDBACK Friends
 30Teachable moment – LANDBACK Friends  (Web view)Teachable moment – LANDBACK Friends
 31Abolition and racial capitalism – LANDBACK FriendsAbolition and racial capitalism – LANDBACK Friends
September1Indigenous led Green New Deal – LANDBACK FriendsIndigenous led Green New Deal – LANDBACK Friends
 2Cannot depend on traditional power sources – LANDBACK FriendsCannot depend on traditional power sources – LANDBACK Friends
 3Mutual Aid and Hurricane Ida – LANDBACK FriendsMutual Aid and Hurricane Ida – LANDBACK Friends
 5Militarism and LANDBACK – LANDBACK FriendsMilitarism and LANDBACK – LANDBACK Friends
 620 Years of Endless War Special Silent Reflection –   (Web view)20 Years of Endless War: Special Silent Reflection – LANDBACK Friends
 8First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March Anniversary – LANDBACK FriendsFirst Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March Anniversary – LANDBACK Friends
 9Prairie Awakening/Prairie Awoke 2021 – LANDBACK FriendsPrairie Awakening/Prairie Awoke 2021 – LANDBACK Friends  (Web view)
 9Civilian Climate Corps – LANDBACK FriendsCivilian Climate Corps – LANDBACK Friends
 10Civilian Climate Corps and Mutual Aid – LANDBACK FriendsCivilian Climate Corps and Mutual Aid – LANDBACK Friends
 14What You Get into Will Change You – LANDBACK FriendsWhat You Get into Will Change You – LANDBACK Friends
 15Unban Anti-racism Education in Iowa – LANDBACK Friends  (Web view)Unban Anti-racism Education in Iowa – LANDBACK Friends
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Recent articles on LANDBack Friends

I’ve been writing new blog posts on LANDBACK Friends (LANDBackFriends.com) because those are the issues I’m learning and writing about now. Here is a list of July’s posts there:

July1Replanning Human Life – LANDBACK FriendsReplanning Human Life – LANDBACK Friends
 1Prefab Communities – LANDBACK FriendsPrefab Communities – LANDBACK Friends
 3Support the BIPOC struggle in Iowa – LANDBACK FriendsSupport the BIPOC struggle in Iowa – LANDBACK Friends
 4July 4 Nexus – LANDBACK FriendsJuly 4 Nexus – LANDBACK Friends
 5  National holidays, Indigenous leadership and buried children – LANDBACK Friends  National holidays, Indigenous leadership and buried children – LANDBACK Friends  
 6Four Indigenous Climbers Arrested “LANDBACK” – LANDBACK FriendsFour Indigenous Climbers Arrested “LANDBACK” – LANDBACK Friends
 7The quiet became unbearable – LANDBACK FriendsThe quiet became unbearable – LANDBACK Friends
 8Tensions between Native peoples and Christian religions – LANDBACK FriendsTensions between Native peoples and Christian religions – LANDBACK Friends
 8Iowa Prairie Conference – LANDBACK FriendsIowa Prairie Conference – LANDBACK Friends
 9Caught in a trap – LANDBACK FriendsCaught in a trap – LANDBACK Friends
 11Conflict Resolution 1 – LANDBACK FriendsConflict Resolution 1 – LANDBACK Friends
 12Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings 2 – LANDBACK FriendsConflict Resolution for Holy Beings 2 – LANDBACK Friends
 13Intertwined threads – LANDBACK FriendsIntertwined threads – LANDBACK Friends
 14Indigenous children stolen to open the West – LANDBACK FriendsIndigenous children stolen to open the West – LANDBACK Friends
 14The return of children from Carlisle boarding school – LANDBACK FriendsThe return of children from Carlisle boarding school – LANDBACK Friends
 15Repatriation of Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School – LANDBACK FriendsRepatriation of Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School – LANDBACK Friends
 15Carlisle Indian School images – LANDBACK FriendsCarlisle Indian School | CCHS | The Cumberland County Historical Society’s Carlisle Indian School Collection
 169 Children of the Sicangu Oyate traveling home to Lakota Makoce – LANDBACK Friends9 Children of the Sicangu Oyate traveling home to Lakota Makoce – LANDBACK Friends
 16Prayers offered in Sioux City as remains of Native children return to their native lands – LANDBACK FriendsPrayers offered in Sioux City as remains of Native children return to their native lands – LANDBACK Friends
 21From Apology to Action – LANDBACK Friends  (Web view)From Apology to Action – LANDBACK Friends
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Black Children’s Memorial burned

These are photos I took earlier in the year when I noticed this memorial in the neighborhood of the church where we, Des Moines Mutual Aid, fill about sixty boxes of food to distribute to those in need.

Then I heard reports about a fire at the memorial.

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) — Fire officials say a fire that badly damaged a historic Des Moines building turned makeshift Black children’s memorial is being investigated as “suspicious.”

The fire early Wednesday morning destroyed a memorial created last summer by the Des Moines Black Liberation Movement. It honored Black Iowa youth who have died or gone missing in recent years.

The memorial was at the entrance to the 132-year-old former North Des Moines City Hall, which has been unoccupied for many years. BLM does not own the building but is using the damage to call on residents to replenish the memorial with red, yellow, and purple flowers.

‘Suspicious’ fire damages Black children’s memorial in Des Moines, Associated Press, June 24, 2021


This morning after working with my friends at the Des Moines Mutual Aid food giveaway, I took the following photos.

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More posts on LANDBACKFriends.com

Most of my new posts will be published on landbackfriends.com

Here are the most recent:

Quaker meeting 6/27/2021

Proximity and perspective

In their silence; they woke the world

Incomprehensible

Monuments to White Supremacy July 4, 2020

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Our communities are still mourning

Trauma is passed from generation to generation. The recent documentation of the remains of 215 Native children at a boarding school in Canada has re-opened deep wounds in Native communities.

Some of my Native friends have shared how this affects them and their families today. Many have been triggered by this atrocity. One of my Native friends wrote that she was NOT OK. Another told me, “I’m trying not to be enraged in my mourning.” Secretary Haaland says, “Our communities are still mourning”.

Our communities are still mourning – LANDBACK Friends

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Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative

Yesterday I wrote how the verification of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School affected my Native friends and me.

That discovery prompted Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to announce a Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, for a comprehensive review of the troubled legacy of federal boarding school policies.

Boarding schools – LANDBACK Friends

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Space between stories, worlds

Yesterday’s post on LandBackFriends.com is:

Space between stories, worlds – LANDBACK Friends

I’m planning to be writing on LandBackFriends.com for the near future. I’m posting the links to the most recent posts here in case those of you who have subscribed to Quakers, social justice and revolution Quakers, social justice and revolution would like to subscribe to LANDBACK Friends.

Thanks for reading on either site!

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To End Racial Capitalism, We Will Need to Take on Policing

Today’s post on LANDBack Friends

TO END RACIAL CAPITALISM, WE WILL NEED TO TAKE ON POLICING – LANDBACK Friends

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Moral Injury

The concept of moral injury is helpful for me in the context of the tragedies of the Indian boarding schools and my relationship with my Quaker community.

Here is the link to today’s post about this on LANDBACK Friends

Moral Injury – LANDBACK Friends

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