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National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People

Today, May 5th, is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People. Sometimes abbreviated as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) or Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR). I did not become aware of this … Continue reading

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White Quakers and Native Peoples

Recently I find myself wondering more often, thinking more deeply about what white Quakers, such as myself, were, are and might become. This questioning comes from a variety of experiences over the past fifty years. Being blessed to have become … Continue reading

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FCNL and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Attempting to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil drilling is the latest threat by the current Federal administration to choose profits over people and the protection of Mother Earth. Just the latest outrage from the capitalist … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving is a Day of Mourning for Some Native Tribes

Yesterday I wrote about the Truthsgiving Pledge. The first step of the Pledge is to educate ourselves. The second step is to educate others. The Truthsgiving.org website has many resources to help us do that. One way to get the … Continue reading

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FCNL Native American Legislative Update

Several days ago I wrote about the passage of Savanna’s Act and Not Invisible Act. Both bills now go to the White House for the president’s signature. Savanna‚Äôs Act (S.227) will establish better law enforcement practices by requiring federal, state, … Continue reading

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Native Voices for Votes

In these days of multiple, ongoing crises, it is easy to loose our focus. To be distracted by the chaos. We must work harder to strengthen our connections with and care for all living things. How many love their neighbor … Continue reading

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A Quaker and Native Peoples: Part 3

I’m somewhat surprised that what I wrote yesterday, “I believe our only hope for addressing our evolving environmental catastrophe is to follow the wisdom, spirituality, and centuries of experience of Indigenous peoples,” didn’t result in anyone, so far, challenging that. … Continue reading

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A Quaker and Native Peoples: Part 2

[Note: I don’t think I’ve sufficiently explained the reasons I’m led to share these stories with you. As Richard Wagamese wrote, “we change the world one story at a time.” I don’t know what change might come from these stories. … Continue reading

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A Quaker and Native Peoples: Part 1

The title says a Quaker, instead of Quakers, because I can only speak from my own experiences. There is a very long history related to Quakers and Indigenous peoples. I’m blessed to have grown up on several farms in Iowa. … Continue reading

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United Nations Filing on Missing Children

Following is information about a coalition that filed a submission with the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID). The mission of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) is to lead in the pursuit … Continue reading

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