Are you Interested in Building Positive Relationships with Indigenous Peoples?
"Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples" is a 2-hour participatory workshop, appropriate for high school students and adults. The history of the colonization of Turtle Island, the land that is now known as the United States, will be told through the words of Indigenous leaders, European/American leaders, and Western historians. We will engage with this history through experiential exercises and small group discussions. And we'll be invited to consider how we can build relationships with Indigenous peoples based on truth, respect, justice, and our shared humanity.
"The Quaker Indigenous Boarding Schools: A Call for Accountability and Healing," is a slide presentation by Quakers Paula Palmer, Gail Melix (Herring Pond Wampanoag) and Andrew Grant. They report research on the role Quakers played in the forced assimilation of Native children during the 19th and 20th centuries. Discussion focuses on how Friends can acknowledge the harm that was done and appropriately support healing in Native American communities.