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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, soul repair and Quaker Indian residential schools

I’ve just learned of the concepts of moral injury and soul repair. The vast majority of the literature is related to soldiers and war. Unsurprising as there is a profound disconnect between religion’s commandment not to kill, and soldiers experiencing … Continue reading

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Boarding School Healing Virtual Summit

There is a long and tragic history related to the Indian boarding, or residential schools in the lands known as United States and Canada. Not nearly all of them involved Quakers but some did. The topic of the residential schools, … Continue reading

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Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy in the United States bill

There is a long and terrible history related to the attempts to forcibly assimilate native children into the White settler culture that colonized the lands and people in what are known as the United States and Canada. This is a … Continue reading

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