Category Archives: Indigenous

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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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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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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An Epistle to Friends Regarding Community, Mutual Aid and LANDBACK

Yesterday I wrote at length why I’ve been led to leave Quakers for the time being. This morning I’m feeling a bit like “what have I done?” And what does that mean? Buried so deep in that lengthy article that … Continue reading

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Spiritual discernment to leave Quakers

ABSTRACT For months I’ve been in significant spiritual distress. I’ve been learning a great deal from my Native friends, and working with them on Mutual Aid projects. And they tell me the way white people can best support them is … Continue reading

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Quaker Social Concerns as Mutual Aid and LANDBACK

We are moving further into chaotic times. I started to list all the ways, but there are so many, and you know what they are. People seem paralyzed by the destruction of our environment, and collapse of political and economic … Continue reading

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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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Time for a Reset

The Spirit tells me it is time for a reset. My whole life I have tried to protect Mother Earth. Live without a car, live in small apartments, protect the water. Protect us from pipelines and other fossil fuel projects. … 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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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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