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LANDBACK and Quakers, a Case Study

Yesterday’s post was the most recent of a series of blog posts I’ve been writing about the concept of LANDBACK. Here is a link to other LANDBACK posts: landback | Search Results | Quakers, social justice and revolution (jeffkisling.com) You … 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

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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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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Memorial Day–Honoring the dissenters

For those of us who believe in peace and oppose war, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the militarism of this country. I find it especially troubling how the country has shifted away from formal declarations of war, … Continue reading

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LANDBACK Manifesto

I am just beginning to learn about LANDBACK. When I asked my Indigenous friends how I could best support them, they said “LANDBACK”. One of the ways I learn is by writing. Here are some posts thus far: landback | … Continue reading

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Acting on our beliefs

Recently I’ve been thinking and praying a lot about Mutual Aid and #LANDBACK. Two concepts I hadn’t known about prior to 2018. That was the year I began to make connections with Indigenous people. And those became things they were … Continue reading

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For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet

We are living in difficult times. Some of the more recent have been especially brutalizing: the shooting death of a child, Palestine reduced to rubble, public violence from hate of others-Asian, black, Indigenous, Jewish peoples, out of control police violence, … Continue reading

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