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Quaker Indigenous Residential/Boarding Schools

I’ve been sitting here for a long time, hoping the Spirit would show me what to write, what to say about the unmarked, undocumented burial site, with the remains of 215 Indigenous children, that was recently discovered at a former … Continue reading

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Quaker Indian Residential/Boarding Schools

For the past five or six years I’ve searched for and found opportunities to be engaged with and learn from Indigenous peoples. This grew out of working together to bring attention to the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) in Indianapolis, beginning … Continue reading

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Braiding Sweetgrass and Indian Boarding Schools

I’ve been writing about the Quaker Indian boarding schools lately in anticipation of the workshop that will be held about that at the Quaker boarding school I attended, Scattergood Friends School and Farm (July 7, 9-11 am). Often stories provide … Continue reading

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Quaker Indian Boarding Schools Workshop July 7, 2019

Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing our History and OurselvesJuly 7, 2019 9 – 11 am Scattergood Friends School and Farm, 2 miles east of West Branch, Iowa The reason for writing the past couple of blog posts was I wanted … Continue reading

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Quaker Indian Boarding Schools 2

Yesterday I wrote about Quaker Indian Boarding Schools and announced the workshop “Quaker Indian Boarding Schools, Facing Our History and Ourselves” that will be lead by Paula Palmer, and held at Scattergood Friends School and Farm, near West Branch, Iowa, … Continue reading

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Boarding schools: Indian and Quaker

A workshop titled “Quaker Indian Boarding Schools, Facing our History and Ourselves” will be held on July 7, 2019, 9 – 11 am , at Scattergood Friends School and Farm. The workshop will be led by Paula Palmer, supported by … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Multiple Spiritual Communities

I recently wrote Spiritual discernment to leave Quakers. After that, though, I admit I thought, ‘what have I done? What now?’ I am a bit off balance. Writing helps me find my way through things I don’t have a good … Continue reading

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Spiritual discernment to leave Quakers

ABSTRACT For months I’ve been in significant spiritual distress. I’ve been learning a great deal from my Native friends, and working with them on Mutual Aid projects. And they tell me the way white people can best support them is … Continue reading

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