Minute on Native American Boarding School Healing

- Posted by Quaker Earthcare Witness in 2022BeFriending CreationIndigenous PeoplesNumber 4October-November-DecemberVolume 35,  | 1 min read
TIme for healing is now: Support the truth and healing commission on US Indian boarding schools with image of lines of native american children and logo at bottom right

Southeastern Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, meeting as Winter Interim Business Meeting, approves adding a line item to the budget for a recurring annual donation to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition of a minimum of $300.00 with the hope of increasing that amount in the future. This donation is a beginning acknowledgment of the Quaker role in being among the strongest supporters of the federal policy that called for the forced assimilation of Indian children through the operation of some 30 Quaker Indian boarding schools.

Southeastern Yearly Meeting seeks to form a relationship with the Coalition to understand from them what additional support Friends can give. We encourage all Quaker meetings around our country to become familiar with the organization and its highly effective work in healing the ongoing trauma caused by the schools: National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.