Webinar Series: Working Towards Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

by Paula Palmer

Dear Friends,

Please see this announcement of an upcoming six webinar series, starting with a presentation by TRR’s Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and William David (Haudenosaunee) on August 10. You can register at the Pendle Hill website for single webinars or for the whole series (at a significant discount). Hope you will join us!

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Working Towards Right Relationship

With Indigenous People

Webinar Series Begins August 10 

Jerilyn DeCoteau

In response to the pandemic, Pendle Hill has converted its conference “Working Towards Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples” into a series of six online webinars via Zoom on the second and fourth Mondays of August, September, and October. The series begins on Monday, August 10, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  (All of the webinars are listed below.)

Tiered pricing is available, as is financial assistance. You may register for the whole six-part series or for individual webinars. Indigenous people are invited to register as our guests without charge.


William David

The first webinar, entitled “Sovereignty and Tribal Government Relations in Canada and the United States,” will feature Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians), a law professor and lawyer who has practiced Indian Law at the Native American Rights Fund, the U.S. Department of Justice, and for her Tribe; and from Canada, William David (Haudenosaunee), Director of Lands, Territories and Resources with the Assembly of First Nations.  They will explore the differing histories and government structures of the United States and Canada as they relate to the sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples and Tribal Nations. This will provide a basic understanding of the situation of Indigenous Peoples vis a vis the US and Canada as the series proceeds to address fundamental issues affecting relationships with Indigenous Peoples and the non-Indigenous.


This webinar series is being co-sponsored with Canadian Friends Service Committee, Decolonizing Quakers, and Friends Peace Teams/Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples. 

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