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How you can connect with Congress about Native American Affairs

Native American affairs have been a focus of the work of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) for decades. This Quaker organization, based in Washington, D.C., works in many different ways to get legislation related to peace, justice and … Continue reading

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We Need Courage, Not Hope, To Face Climate Change

I hope you have had an intense experience that changed you so much you had trouble returning, or could not return to what had been your routine. A life changing experience. I have been blessed to have had a number … Continue reading

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Unknowing

I like this concept, Unknowing. I am glad a friend told me about Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation from the Center for Action and Contemplation. The following by Karen Armstrong appeared in contemplations about Unknowing. Our scientifically oriented knowledge seeks to … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples Day

Reparations refers to correcting past wrongs. Some of the greatest wrongs committed by the United States include the enslavement of Black people, the genocide, broken treaties and land theft of Native Americans, the internment of Japanese Americans, the separation of … Continue reading

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Bicycle Trip Across the U.S.

My Scattergood Friends School classmates Dan Mott and Steve Maxwell just completed their epic journey across the United States on bicycles. Following is a summary about the trip. Mission Accomplished! From Sea to Shining Sea! 39 days- 3,314 total miles- … Continue reading

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Queries from Avis Wanda McClinton

My friend, Avis Wanda McClinton, continues to challenge and educate me, and I hope, others, about both the history of enslavement and the continued oppression of people of color today. In this message Avis includes some queries for us all … Continue reading

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Reflections on the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March

The First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March involved a group of about thirty native and non-native people walking, eating, and camping together for 8 days. We walked 94 miles from Des Moines to Fort Dodge Iowa, along the route of the … Continue reading

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Healing of the Mounds Ceremony

Healing of the Mounds Ceremony Saturday, October 6, 2—5 p.m. @ Kuehn Conservation Area Dallas County Conservation, DCCB, the State Office of Archaeology (OSA), and Iowa’s First Nations Peoples invite you to help us in healing the burial mounds at … Continue reading

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Final Day of the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March

Eighth day.  September 8, 2018.  Walk 12.4 miles from Otho to the end of the march at Fort Dodge, Iowa. It was cold when we awoke this morning at 6:00 a.m. and broke camp in the dark. I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Seventh Day of the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March

Day 7, September 7, 2018.    11.7 miles from Dayton to Otho, Iowa. Yesterday evening the solar panel unit was set up because there wasn’t any electricity available in the park. It was cool when we broke camp, but a … Continue reading

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