LANDBACK organizing principles

Don’t burn bridges: even when there is conflict between groups or organizers remember that we are fighting for all of our peoples and we will continue to be in community even after this battle Don’t defend our ways  Organize to win  Move from abundance – We come from a space of scarcity. We must work from aContinue reading “LANDBACK organizing principles”

LANDBACK Manifesto

It is the reclamation of everything stolen from the original Peoples. Land Language Ceremony Medicines Kinship It is a relationship with Mother Earth that is symbiotic and just, where we have reclaimed stewardship.  It is bringing our People with us as we move towards liberation and embodied sovereignty through an organizing, political and narrative framework.  It isContinue reading “LANDBACK Manifesto”

LANDBACK Introduction

The following introduction to LANDBACK comes from LANDBACK.ORG On July 3, 2020, Land Defenders took to Mt.Rushmore to reignite the fight for the Black Hills and the closure of Mt. Rushmore, a symbol of white supremacy and racism. Now, 21 of those Land Defenders who stood in defense of the sacred Ȟesápa, the ancestral homelandsContinue reading “LANDBACK Introduction”

Water protectors and state sanctioned violence

Protecting water from fossil fuel pipeline projects is an example of #LANDBACK. There is the devastation to the earth during extraction of fossil fuels, during pipeline construction, and when the pipelines leak. The tons of carbon dioxide that will be added to our atmosphere when that fuel is burned. The acidification of the oceans asContinue reading “Water protectors and state sanctioned violence”

We’re Losing the Battle for the Future

Yesterday I shared the Story of umair haque and Eudaimonia. His recent article elucidates many of the concerns related to environmental disaster and climate refugees I’ve been writing about for a long time (so he must to be right ! ) The following is from the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Iowa Yearly MeetingContinue reading “We’re Losing the Battle for the Future”


Resistance is a powerful concept. As I pray and learn about atrocities and injustices, the courage of resisters in all struggles, through all time, inspire me. My own first experience with resistance came when I was 18 years old and faced the decision regarding registering for the draft (Selective Service System). The stories of, theContinue reading “Resist”

From Apology to Action

Truth and Reconciliation Commission – From Apology to Action In 2007 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established as part of the legal settlement of the largest class-action lawsuit in Canadian history. The TRC’s mandate was: to learn the truth about what happened in the residential schools and to inform all CanadiansContinue reading “From Apology to Action”

Prayers offered in Sioux City as remains of Native children return to their native lands

A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for residential school survivors and others affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419. Prayers were offered at the War Eagle Park in Sioux City this morning as the nine children ofContinue reading “Prayers offered in Sioux City as remains of Native children return to their native lands”

9 Children of the Sicangu Oyate traveling home to Lakota Makoce

SIOUX CITY — A caravan bringing home the remains of nine Rosebud Sioux children, who died at a Pennsylvania boarding school more than a century ago, will stop in Sioux City Thursday. Ten Native American children — nine from the South Dakota tribe and one from the Alaskan Aleut Tribe — were recently disinterred fromContinue reading “9 Children of the Sicangu Oyate traveling home to Lakota Makoce”