Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples

Taking Care and Taking Inspiration from Each Other

Dear Friends,

We are all adjusting to life with the coronavirus, and I hope you are managing as well as possible. If you are lonely or worried or not feeling well, please reach out to friends and family right away. If you know people who might be lonely or worried or in high-risk populations, please reach out to them regularly. This is a time when we all matter very much to each other.

When you’d like to take a break from the news, here’s an invitation: take a look at the Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples website! We’ve been building new features into the site and we’ll be doing more of that in the next few weeks/months while we’re not able to present our programs in public.

New on the website: We’re kicking off a feature introducing Toward Right Relationship workshop facilitators who are carrying this work to faith communities, schools, colleges, and civic organizations around the country. Our first featured facilitators are Liseli Haines and Buffy Curtis in New York. Scroll down to the PRESENTATIONS section and you’ll find a link to an article they wrote about the many ways they work toward right relationship with Native peoples in their community and wherever they are called.

Added bonus: Scroll down to RESOURCES/LAND REPARATIONS where you’ll find another article by Liseli about her recent donation of land to an Oneida women’s organization. This is an inspiring example of land reparations to Native peoples – be sure to read it! We’ve posted a second example of land reparations – also in New York – and we will be adding more soon.

Thank you for all the ways you are caring for yourself and others in your community.

And the people stayed home
And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.
— Kitty O’Meara, And The People Stayed Home