Category Archives: Native Americans

Settler Colonialism as Structure

This morning my Quaker meeting will be discussing resources in preparation for upcoming meetings related to the question, How Is White Supremacy Keeping Us From Hearing God’s Voice? Following is the abstract of one of those resources. AbstractUnderstanding settler colonialism … Continue reading

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Moral injury, soul repair and Quaker Indian residential schools

I’ve just learned of the concepts of moral injury and soul repair. The vast majority of the literature is related to soldiers and war. Unsurprising as there is a profound disconnect between religion’s commandment not to kill, and soldiers experiencing … Continue reading

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Naming Historical Moral Injuries Committed in Quaker Colonizing

In response to today’s blog post, Moral Injury, Tom Kunesh sent the following response that I found very helpful. I am just getting to know Tom through our work on the Decolonizing Quakers steering committee. Decolonizing Quakers Jeff –  thanks … Continue reading

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#ShutDownDAPL #NoLine3 #NoKXL

It’s hard to keep up with the news about pipelines these days. Long gone are the days when pipeline permits and construction were unquestionably approved. Following is news about current resistance to three pipelines. Keystone XL (#NoKXL), Dakota Access Pipeline … Continue reading

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We Must “Think Again”

When people reflect on what it takes to be mentally fit , the first idea that comes to mind is usually intelligence . The smarter you are , the more complex the problems you can solve — and the faster … Continue reading

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Now Stop Dakota Access Pipeline

It is great news that President Biden canceled the permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. For the same reasons, he should stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Oil is flowing through DAPL now. Biden has revoked the permit … Continue reading

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Legacy of Leadership. Oceti Sakowin Water Protector Camp

The following beautiful video is from Chase Iron Eyes’ #NoDAPL Trial Archive.A Legacy of Leadership. Oceti Sakowin Water Protector Camp. At the end of this article is a petition you can sign to tell president-elect Joe Biden to stop DAPL … Continue reading

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DAKOTA 38 + 2

The day after Christmas, Dec. 26, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln ordered the largest execution in United States history — the hanging of 38 Dakota (Sioux) men. At the heart of this is the genocide and land theft of the tribal … Continue reading

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Building Resilient Communities: A Moral Responsibility

Recently I wrote about the arrest of Nick Tilsen during peaceful demonstration related to the president’s event at Mount Rushmore on July 4th. (Native News Online about that protest). This is personal because two of my friends were there. They … Continue reading

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UN experts raise concern over charges against US indigenous leader and rights defender

A perfect storm is brewing today. Nicholas Tilsen, human rights defender of the Oglala-Lakȟóta Sioux Nation and president of the indigenous-led NDN Collective (see video below), is due in court today. He is facing felony charges related to peaceful demonstrations … Continue reading

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