Quakers, First Nations and American Indians from the 1650s to the 21st century

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    MarcSnelling
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    FYI – I recently became a member of the Candian Friends Historical Association. Members are currently working on transcribing minutes of the Genesee Yearly Meeting Indian Committee from 1869 onwards (in New York). Also there is a conference in PA in November:

    Quakers, First Nations and American Indians from the 1650s to the 21st century is an interdisciplinary conference examining relations between American Indians, First Nations and the Society of Friends. The 17th century founding of the colony of Pennsylvania was made possible by a unique accommodation among Lenape Indians and the Quaker settler colonials. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Quaker reputation for maintaining good relations with American Indians gave them influence in federal policy on Indian Reservations, at boarding schools and in adoption programs. Quakers also reached out to Canadian officials and the First Nations of Canada. Over time, the pattern of interaction between Quakers, First Nations and American Indians has taken many turns, sometimes giving rise to currents of distrust and disappointment, darkening the celebration of Pennsylvania’s mythical, original peace.

    http://www.mceas.org/quakersandamericanindians

    VOICE: 215-898-9251

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    MarcSnelling
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    The Canadian Friends Service Committee also continues to focus on areas of Indigenous rights, criminal justice, and peace.

    The latest issue of Quaker Concern is available now. THe cover is Quaker elder Gini Smith offering a tobacco bundle to Cree Elder Jerry Wood: http://quakerservice.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Quaker-Concern-Summer-2016.pdf

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