Author Archives: Jeff Kisling

New posts on LANDBACK Friends

Thanks for all the views and comments on this blog. My Indigenous friends have said the best way a nonnative person such as I could help them is by learning about and sharing what I’m learning about the concepts of … Continue reading

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New posts on LANDBACK Friends

I’ve been writing new blog posts on LANDBACK Friends (LANDBackFriends.com) 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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Recent articles on LANDBack Friends

I’ve been writing new blog posts on LANDBACK Friends (LANDBackFriends.com) because those are the issues I’m learning and writing about now. Here is a list of July’s posts there: July 1 Replanning Human Life – LANDBACK Friends Replanning Human Life … Continue reading

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Black Children’s Memorial burned

These are photos I took earlier in the year when I noticed this memorial in the neighborhood of the church where we, Des Moines Mutual Aid, fill about sixty boxes of food to distribute to those in need. Then I … Continue reading

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More posts on LANDBACKFriends.com

Most of my new posts will be published on landbackfriends.com Here are the most recent: Quaker meeting 6/27/2021 Proximity and perspective In their silence; they woke the world Incomprehensible Monuments to White Supremacy July 4, 2020

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Our communities are still mourning

Trauma is passed from generation to generation. The recent documentation of the remains of 215 Native children at a boarding school in Canada has re-opened deep wounds in Native communities. Some of my Native friends have shared how this affects … 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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Space between stories, worlds

Yesterday’s post on LandBackFriends.com is: Space between stories, worlds – LANDBACK Friends I’m planning to be writing on LandBackFriends.com for the near future. I’m posting the links to the most recent posts here in case those of you who have … Continue reading

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To End Racial Capitalism, We Will Need to Take on Policing

Today’s post on LANDBack Friends TO END RACIAL CAPITALISM, WE WILL NEED TO TAKE ON POLICING – LANDBACK Friends

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Moral Injury

The concept of moral injury is helpful for me in the context of the tragedies of the Indian boarding schools and my relationship with my Quaker community. Here is the link to today’s post about this on LANDBACK Friends Moral … Continue reading

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