Category Archives: First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March

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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Acting on our beliefs

Recently I’ve been thinking and praying a lot about Mutual Aid and #LANDBACK. Two concepts I hadn’t known about prior to 2018. That was the year I began to make connections with Indigenous people. And those became things they were … Continue reading

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#LANDBACK #RiseUp with us

We make conscious decisions to either sit back and watch, or stand up and be heard.We make choices as to whether protect our future generations, or we allow for a destitute future for them.We make choices as to enter the … Continue reading

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#LANDBACK and Pipelines

I recently began to write what will be a series of blog posts related to #LANDBACK.(see: My introduction to LANDBACK ) I am learning about and working for #LANDBACK because Indigenous friends tell me this is how I/we white people … Continue reading

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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. From the Preface: … 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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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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Forgiveness

This morning’s prayers led me to reflections about forgiveness. This might be because we will be talking about Indigenous boarding schools at my Quaker meeting this morning. There were many terrible things about kidnapping native children and taking them far … Continue reading

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The AltEn Environmental Catastrophe in Mead, Nebraska

One of the people I met on the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March is Mahmud Fitil, who told me stories related to tar sands spills. He said at that time no commercial lab would analyze the water samples from areas … Continue reading

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Courts and pipelines

The long fight against fossil fuel pipelines in this country continues. Last year Judge James Boasbert invalidated the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline because of legitimate environmental concerns of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. He ruled the pipeline to … Continue reading

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