Category Archives: residential schools

Spiritual discernment to leave Quakers

Mutual Aid and LANDBACK As I began to write this article several days ago, I wrote “its been a long time since I’ve felt this lost.” I’ve been struggling with Quaker history and present related to black, Indigenous and other … 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  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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