Category Archives: decolonize

LANDBACK and Quakers, a Case Study

Yesterday’s post was the most recent of a series of blog posts I’ve been writing about the concept of LANDBACK. Here is a link to other LANDBACK posts: landback | Search Results | Quakers, social justice and revolution (jeffkisling.com) You … Continue reading

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Much worse than I realized

I’ve been writing about the Native residential schools for years. The latest, horrible news is the discovery of the remains of 215 Native children at the Kamloops Residential School. As another example of how much I admire and appreciate my … Continue reading

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Where are the Children Buried?

Those who are affected by tragedies like this should be the ones to tell the story. Following is a press release from the Kamloops Indian Band related to the unmarked burial sites of Kamloops Indian Residential School students. And the … 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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LANDBACK Manifesto

I am just beginning to learn about LANDBACK. When I asked my Indigenous friends how I could best support them, they said “LANDBACK”. One of the ways I learn is by writing. Here are some posts thus far: landback | … Continue reading

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Canada is ready to kill us

I originally published much of the following article on February 12, 2020. The events described below took place during the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raid on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory on February 7, 2020. What follows explains why I became … 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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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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