Category Archives: #NDAPL

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 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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How can I help?

I recently saw an interview on NBC with a young, white man. This was in Minneapolis on the day the Derek Chauvin verdict was announced, April 20, 2021. The young man said something like ‘I Googled: how can a white … Continue reading

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Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

One of the main threads through my life has been trying to protect Mother Earth and all of us from the consequences of extracting, transport and burning fossil fuels. Refusing to have a car. Organizing as an Action Lead in … 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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Sensemaking

Over the years I’ve often thought about the concept of sensemaking, the action or process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences. sensemaking | Search Results It is increasingly difficult to make sense … 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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Indigenous panel discussion of AltEn environmental disaster

This is follow-up on this morning’s article about the environmental catastrophe at the AltEn facility at Mead, Nebraska. The video below is of the panel presentation by Indigenous leaders of the Great Plains Action Society and Ní Btháska Stand. April 11 at 7:00 PM  … 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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