Becoming the ancestor you want to be

I recently wrote about what kind of ancestor do you want to be? Despite the anxiety of exposing yourself to the world, one good thing about writing on a blog is sometimes someone leaves a useful comment. In response to that blog post, someone mentioned the book What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?Continue reading “Becoming the ancestor you want to be”

Minute from Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) 2016

Truth and Reconciliation 16-08-30 At Yearly Meeting 2015 Friends approved Minute 2015.08.33 calling on individualFriends to read the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Calls to Action. The Minute asks Friends to listen expectantly to the Spirit for guidance on what steps they may be personally led to take. It alsoContinue reading “Minute from Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) 2016”

Great Plains Action Society-Residential Schools

Hi Friend,  Thank you for being a supporter of Great Plains Actions Society and all our work on behalf of the Indigenous and Native communities. We recently supported our community through an awful tragedy that I will talk more about below. We need your help to keep fighting for our equality and basic human rights. Please consider donating $25, $50,Continue reading “Great Plains Action Society-Residential Schools”

LANDBACK Movement Introduction

The following is an explanation of the LANDBACK Movement LANDBACK.ORG LANDBACK is a movement that has existed for generations with a long legacy of organizing and sacrifice to get Indigenous Lands back into Indigenous hands. Currently, there are LANDBACK battles being fought all across Turtle Island, to the north and the South. As NDN Collective,Continue reading “LANDBACK Movement Introduction”

What kind of ancestor do you want to be?

In these increasingly troubled times I find myself thinking about the concept of sensemaking, the action or process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences.  It is increasingly difficult to make sense of all that is going on today. All the bad things I had anticipated for the future areContinue reading “What kind of ancestor do you want to be?”

We’re Losing the Battle for the Future continued

Yesterday I wrote about umair haque’s article We’re Losing the Battle for the Future because I believe he accurately lays out where we are at this moment. And, more importantly, has some suggestions about what we can do. As does the excerpt below from the report of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of IowaContinue reading “We’re Losing the Battle for the Future continued”

LANDBACK Campaign demands

Dismantle — white supremacy structures that forcefully removed us from our Lands and continue to keep our Peoples in oppression. Bureau of Land Management, National Parks Service Defund — white supremacy and the mechanisms and systems that enforce it and disconnect us from stewardship of the Land. Police, military industrial complex, Border Patrol, ICE Return — All publicContinue reading “LANDBACK Campaign demands”