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NATIVE AMERICANS TEAR GASSED, ARRESTED ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY

I was blessed to attend a beautiful, yet solemn Indigenous People’s Day celebration at the State Capitol in Des Moines. The main organizer was the Great Plains Action Society:  greatplainsaction.org There was an undercurrent of sadness as many were reminded … Continue reading

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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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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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Indigenous Youth in Washington, DC ask Biden to Keep Promise

This was a big day of action in the fight to stop the Dakota Access and Line 3 pipelines. On the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Sacred Stone Camp, Native youth runners delivered petitions along with a 200-foot … Continue reading

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Frontline Indigenous Youth Washington, DC April 1

Tomorrow, April 1, is the day of action for the youth from the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Nations, who have arrived in Washington, DC. Along the way they stopped at the Meskwaki settlement in Iowa, where my friend Donnielle … 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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Working Towards Right Relationships with Indigenous Peoples

I’ve written a great deal about my journey to make connections with Indigenous peoples (Quakers, social justice and revolution | Jeff Kisling). One part of this journey involved helping Paula Palmer hold workshops and presentations related to her ministry, Toward … Continue reading

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Indigenous Resistance and Decolonization

It is sad during this season that is supposed to be about peace on earth, to know state sanctioned violence continues in the lands called Canada and the United States. I was alarmed early this year when I began to … Continue reading

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UN experts raise concern over charges against US indigenous leader and rights defender

A perfect storm is brewing today. Nicholas Tilsen, human rights defender of the Oglala-Lakȟóta Sioux Nation and president of the indigenous-led NDN Collective (see video below), is due in court today. He is facing felony charges related to peaceful demonstrations … 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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