Category Archives: Indigenous Youth for Wet’suwet’en

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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Mi’kmaw fishing rights

Early this year I began following the news about the Wet’suwet’en peoples and their struggles to prevent the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline from being built on their lands. The situation is complicated because there is a conflict regarding who … Continue reading

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Indigenous Rights and Environment Rights are Intrinsically Intertwined

[DISCLAIMER: I am blessed to have native friends. I have been learning all I can from them, and doing a lot of research on many things related to the history and outlook of Indigenous cultures, including not only spirituality and … Continue reading

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We are the land speaking for itself

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed actions related to the Wet’suwet’en people’s efforts to stop the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline from being built on their territories. Unfortunately the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were recently seen patrolling a Wet’suwet’en cultural … Continue reading

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We need to ask the right questions

The dire economic condition of the vast majority of people, people who have no financial reserves, is creating tremendous, rapidly escalating pressure to re-open businesses. Protests in the streets, usually outside legislative buildings, show levels of fear and anger that … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2020

I’ve always felt uncomfortable with the idea of an Earth Day. As others have pointed out for other holidays, what usually happens is one day of attention, and then people return to their daily lives and the holiday fades away. … Continue reading

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Look beyond your culture

The multiple, significant changes people globally are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic give us both the time and impetus to revaluate our lives. And the opportunity, or rather the necessity of figuring out where we go from … Continue reading

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Using our truth against their guns. We walk softly.

Yesterday I was blessed to attend a Zoom meeting to hear people talk about what is going on now in the Wet’suwet’en territories and their calls for solidarity. We White settlers are being asked to spread awareness in solidarity because … Continue reading

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Quaker Indian Residential/Boarding Schools

For the past five or six years I’ve searched for and found opportunities to be engaged with and learn from Indigenous peoples. This grew out of working together to bring attention to the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) in Indianapolis, beginning … Continue reading

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Sacred, Holy Beings

One thing I’ve learned from these years of writing is I never know what I’m going to say when I center myself before the computer. I’ve heard people say they could not not do…. I can not not write. It … Continue reading

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