Category Archives: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples

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 #RiseUp with us

We make conscious decisions to either sit back and watch, or stand up and be heard.We make choices as to whether protect our future generations, or we allow for a destitute future for them.We make choices as to enter the … Continue reading

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White Quakers and Native Peoples

Recently I find myself wondering more often, thinking more deeply about what white Quakers, such as myself, were, are and might become. This questioning comes from a variety of experiences over the past fifty years. Being blessed to have become … 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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Boarding School Healing Virtual Summit

There is a long and tragic history related to the Indian boarding, or residential schools in the lands known as United States and Canada. Not nearly all of them involved Quakers but some did. The topic of the residential schools, … Continue reading

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A White settler colonist and Indigenous people’s day

This is one of those times when I’m really uncomfortable as I begin to write because this is solely based on my own experiences. Which is a bit silly compared to the perspective of people putting their lives on the … Continue reading

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Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy in the United States bill

There is a long and terrible history related to the attempts to forcibly assimilate native children into the White settler culture that colonized the lands and people in what are known as the United States and Canada. This is a … Continue reading

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Land discussion continues

I’ve recently been learning and writing about land and Indigenous peoples. That is a cautionary note because this is another of those complicated issues that I am led to study on my journey as a White settler seeking ways to … Continue reading

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Sovereignty and Tribal Government Relations in the United States and Canada

The first of six webinars in the series “Working Toward Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples” will be held this Monday, August 10, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register Sovereignty and Tribal Government Relations in the United States and Canada … Continue reading

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Allyship and Solidarity Guidelines

Lately I’ve been writing about the group Decolonizing Quakers and the webinar series that will begin Monday titled “Working toward right relationship with Indigenous peoples”. One goal of these sessions is to help White people learn more about being allies … Continue reading

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