Category Archives: First Nations

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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Atrocity

Atrocity  a shockingly bad or atrocious act, object, or situation Atrocity | Definition of Atrocity by Merriam-Webster A few days ago I wrote “I’ve been sitting here for a long time, hoping the Spirit would show me what to write, … 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 INVASION

Following is a video and some discussion questions related to this series of posts about #LANDBACK. In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is a film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and … 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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NoDAPL in Iowa Since 2014

Last night Great Plains Action Society livestreamed a remarkable event. The videos highlight the history of the work of so many in Iowa to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The first video, NoDAPL Iowa – Since 2014 is the … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Youth Council to Washington, DC to #ShutdownDAPL and #StopLine3

Indigenous youth are on the way to Washington, DC, to #ShutdownDAPL and #StopLine3. In a photo below are three of my friends, Mahmud Fitil, Trisha CaxSep GuWiga Etringer, and Donnielle Wanatee, who walked on the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March … Continue reading

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This is how our civilization is self destructing

It seems futile to continue to read and share articles about how awful conditions are and how things must change immediately. Similar warnings have been made for decades now, and yet we seem like insects trapped in a spider web … Continue reading

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World Water Day

World Water Day March 22, 2021 It’s World Water Day: a day we celebrate the life that clean, freshwater brings to people, animals, and everything that grows on the planet. Right now, I’m gathered with Anishinaabe leaders from the White … Continue reading

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