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Prairie Awakening / Prairie Awoke 2020

Yesterday my Quaker Meeting, Bear Creek Friends of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative), discussed the meeting’s long history of connection with Prairie Awakening/Prairie Awoke. This ceremony is held annually at the Kuehn Conservation Area, just a few miles from the meetinghouse … Continue reading

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Friends of Prairie Awakening-Prairie Awoke meeting

A number of members of Bear Creek Friends (Quaker) meeting have been involved in the Prairie Awakening-Prairie Awoke celebration for many years. Last fall’s celebrations was the first I was able to attend and I was just amazed by the … Continue reading

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Friends of Prairie Awakening-Prairie Awoke

Bear Creek Friends have been involved with the Native American celebration, Prairie Awakening-Prairie Awoke, at the Kuehn Conservation Area for many years. Everyone is invited to attend an organizational meeting about creating Friends of Prairie Awakening this Sunday (not specifically … Continue reading

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September Journey Day 3 – Prairie Awakening

Sunday, or First Day, September 10th, was the third day of this journey, and the original reason for it, to attend the Native American Prairie Awakening celebration.  The day began with pre-meeting discussion of the relationship between the individual and … Continue reading

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New posts on LANDBACK Friends

I’ve been writing new blog posts on LANDBACK Friends ( 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: July 1 Replanning Human Life – LANDBACK … 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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The Truthsgiving Pledge

So often we don’t know what to do about things that bother us, things we know are not right. I’m so glad my friends have created the Truthsgiving website that teaches us many ways to learn the truth about Thanksgiving, … 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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Black Lives Matter in a small Iowa town

When I retired from working in the Infant Pulmonary Function Lab at Riley Hospital for Children in 2017, I moved to Indianola, Iowa. (bottom center of map below). Indianola has a population of around 16,000 and is home to Simpson … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings 5

This is a continuation of a series of steps for conflict resolution outlined in Joy Harjo’s book, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems.  5. ELIMINATE NEGATIVE ATTITUDES DURING CONFLICT A panther poised in the cypress tree about to jump is a … Continue reading

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