Author Archives: Jeff Kisling

The Soul Would Have No Rainbow

I’ve been reading The Soul Would Have No Rainbow if the Eyes Had No Tears and other Native American Proverbs, collected by Guy A. Zona. He thanks the individuals and organizations who contributed to the collection below. I was thinking … Continue reading

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One Quaker’s Response to LANDBACK

When I recently asked my Native friends how I could support them, they said “LANDBACK”. My Spirit agrees. This is a new path of exploration for me, and I will need guidance, from the Spirit and all things human and … Continue reading

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My introduction to LANDBACK

One of the main areas of work of my native friends is LANDBACK. Many white people have been learning about the concept of land acknowledgement. Native people say, now that you (white people) have acknowledged whose land you are on, … Continue reading

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How can I help?

I recently saw an interview on NBC with a young, white man. This was in Minneapolis on the day the Derek Chauvin verdict was announced, April 20, 2021. The young man said something like ‘I Googled: how can a white … Continue reading

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Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

One of the main threads through my life has been trying to protect Mother Earth and all of us from the consequences of extracting, transport and burning fossil fuels. Refusing to have a car. Organizing as an Action Lead in … Continue reading

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Two Distant Strangers

Last night I watched the short film, Two Distant Strangers, that just won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. The story is a repeating loop about a black man’s (character name Carter James) encounters with a white … Continue reading

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Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families

The Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act (H.R. 2590) was recently introduced by Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-04). This legislation would prohibit the use of U.S. funds to support the military detention … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warriors

There are so many powerful, destructive forces at work today. We don’t know the exact timing and sequence of events. But we know they are coming, some already here. Life as we know it is being thrown into chaos. Existential … Continue reading

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Support grassroots work: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives

I’m often with people who are distressed by the many injustices Indigenous peoples once did, and continue to face. As I wrote recently, May 5th is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People One way … Continue reading

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NO MORE Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives

Yesterday I wrote about the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People. My friends of the Great Plains Action Society held an event at Sioux City, Iowa. See videos and related stories Great Plains Action … Continue reading

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