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Canada is ready to kill us

I originally published much of the following article on February 12, 2020. The events described below took place during the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raid on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory on February 7, 2020. What follows explains why I became … Continue reading

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#LANDBACK INVASION

Following is a video and some discussion questions related to this series of posts about #LANDBACK. In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is a film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and … Continue reading

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#LANDBACK and Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs

My introduction to the concept of #LANDBACK began when I learned about the Wet’suwet’en peoples in British Columbia, and their struggle to stop the construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline through their lands.(see: LANDBACK ) Who has the … 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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Brave New World

As I’m learning more about how to build a better world, the title of the book by Aldous Huxley comes to mind. Brave New World is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set … 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. I was thinking … Continue reading

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One Quaker’s Response to LANDBACK

When I recently asked my Native friends how I could support them, they said “LANDBACK”. My Spirit agrees. This is a new path of exploration for me, and I will need guidance, from the Spirit and all things human and … Continue reading

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My introduction to LANDBACK

One of the main areas of work of my native friends is LANDBACK. Many white people have been learning about the concept of land acknowledgement. Native people say, now that you (white people) have acknowledged whose land you are on, … 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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