Category Archives: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples

Decolonizing Quakers

I’ve been writing lately about a series of webinars titled “Working Toward Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples.” Information about the webinar topics and registration for this series can be found at the end of this blog post. The series is … Continue reading

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Quakers Seeking Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

It is difficult for any community to deal with things our ancestors did that we would consider to be wrong today. Many people believe our ancestors were doing the best they could under the circumstances at the time. Are we … Continue reading

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Working towards right relationship with Indigenous Peoples

My intention in writing yesterday’s blog post, Urgency to Decolonize, was to bring attention to the concepts of decolonization. I don’t think many White people are very familiar with that topic. And below I include an excerpt from the article … Continue reading

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Our history books conveniently left the truth out

My friend Foxy Onefeather recently posted this message and the photo/comments. This breaks my heart, too. Separating children from their families is the worst thing I can imagine. Some of the worst photos and videos I’ve ever seen. Like the … Continue reading

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Black and Indigenous Lives Matter

It is a challenge to learn about a culture different from your own. This is especially true knowing it is really wrong to expect people who are oppressed to teach you about their struggles. For the past several years I’ve … Continue reading

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SHIFT the Narrative

I recently wrote about the concept of narrative shift and how that idea is being used by my friend Christine Nobiss and her colleagues involved with SHIFT – Seeding the Hill with Indigenous Freethinkers, a project of Seeding Sovereignty. The … Continue reading

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Pandemic and decolonization

This is another of those times, and there have been many, when I’m beginning a journey into something I want to know more about. That is, I’m likely to make some errors, but that is how I/we grow. The concept … Continue reading

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Quaker Indian Residential/Boarding Schools

For the past five or six years I’ve searched for and found opportunities to be engaged with and learn from Indigenous peoples. This grew out of working together to bring attention to the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) in Indianapolis, beginning … Continue reading

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We witness the damage to our lands for long enough

Climate change is real. Wake up people. Your children/grandchildren’s future depends on it. It seems Colonial states primary focus these days is to protect Industry and government interest. We have seen it over and over since the creation of RCMP. … Continue reading

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The Guswenta: Two Row Wampum Belt

Quakers are my spiritual community. Lately I’ve been writing extensively about the Wet’suwet’en peoples in Canada. But I haven’t adequately explained why this is so important to me. And why I pray Friends (Quakers) will be led to learn about … Continue reading

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