TRR News and Resources 8.6.20

by Paula Palmer

Dear Friends,
Wow — we have so many wonderful opportunities to learn from Indigenous leaders this month!

Wampum Belt crafted by James (Lone Bear) Revery (Lenape), gifted in 1995 to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Friends. © 2017 J. Murphy All rights reserved. Used with permission.


“Working Towards Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Hosted by Pendle Hill and co-sponsored by TRRCanadian Friends Service Committee, and Decolonizing Quakers. This series of six webinars begins on Monday, August 10, with a presentation by TRR’s Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and William David (Haudenosaunee). You can register at the Pendle Hill website for single webinars or for the whole series (at a significant discount). IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration for Monday’s webinar closes at 9 am on Monday, and discounted registration for the six-webinar series closes Monday afternoon, so please register soon. 

AUGUST 10 – Sovereignty and Tribal Government Relations in Canada and the US
AUGUST 24 – Implementing the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
SEPTEMBER 14 – Cultural Appreciation vs. Appropriation/Misappropriation
SEPTEMBER 28 – Solidarity, Guidance for Engagement
OCTOBER 12 – Intergenerational Trauma and Healing for Indigenous Peoples
OCTOBER 26 – Truth and Healing

“Mother Earth’s Pandemic: The Doctrine of Discovery” 

Starts TODAY. I hope you can still register here.

Thursday 6 August, 6-9 PM (EST)
6:00-6:10 Opening, Tadodaho Sid Hill
6:15-7:00 Orienting the conference panel: Phil ArnoldSandy BigtreeBetty LyonsJake Edwards
7:00-8 PM Keynote: “God, Glory, Gold” by Oren Lyons
8:00-9:00PM: Thematic Discussion groups/Caucuses

Thursday 13 August, 6-9 PM (EST)
6:00-7:00 PM Legal dimensions of the Doctrine of Discovery Joe HeathDana LloydSteve NewcombMakayla Loeb
7:00-8:00 PM Mother Earth’s Pandemic in other contexts Eglute TrinkauskaiteRob RuehlSarah NaharAngela Mooney D’ArcyAbel Gomez
8:00-9:00PM: Thematic Discussion groups/Caucuses

Thursday 20 August, 6-9 PM (EST)
6:00-7:00 International work and the Doctrine of Discovery Betty LyonsEvie Reyes-AguirreTupac Enrique AcostaTina Ngata
7:00-8:00 Considerations for an Indigenous Future (panel-summation) Jake EdwardsBeverly JacobsTink Tinker
8:00-9:00 PM Thematic Discussion groups/Caucuses

“Indigenous Resistance”, sponsored by Christian Peace Teams.

From Kurdistan, to Turtle Island, to Palestine, to Colombia – Indigenous people continue to face the threat of colonialism. Hear about how colonialism is experienced throughout our programs and about the nonviolent resistance of the Indigenous communities we work alongside.

Join us on Thursday, August 13th, at 12 pm CST / 7pm CET*. Register here.

Good News Department:

A movement to return land to Indigenous peoples is gaining ground. Last week the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County, CA, celebrated the return of 1,199 acres of land in Big Sur. See/hear this NPR report and this Mercury News article, and visit the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County’s website for more information. To learn more about land reparations, start with this article by John Stoesz.