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Many Quaker organizations, meetings, and churches are sharing their concern around Indigenous justice and Indian boarding schools. As Congress considers the bipartisan Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States Act (S. 2907/H.R. 5444), the time is now to speak truth to Congress while addressing Quaker complicity in creating this historic trauma.

The time is now to speak truth to Congress while addressing Quaker complicity in creating this historic trauma.

FCNL is collecting and sharing these minutes, statements, and other resources from Quakers about the need for a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian boarding school policies. We continue to work for polices that acknowledge the historic and continued atrocities, harm, and oppression against Indigenous peoples.

In Quaker meetings and churches, meeting minutes represent the wording of a decision or an agreed upon action to be taken by the meeting or church. FCNL recognizes the importance of meeting minutes both as advocacy tools and as a means of communicating to members of Congress how their constituents are thinking and acting on a particular issue.

If your organization, church, or meeting has approved a minute, statement, or resource on Indigenous justice and/or Indian boarding schools, please email it to Quakers@fcnl.org to include it in this collection. The Quaker Engagement team will follow up with you to offer support in sharing your minute or statement with your members of Congress as another way to change public policy through faith-in-action.

Meeting Minutes on Indigenous Justice and Indian Boarding Schools

Statements and Resources from Quaker Organizations

Yearly Meeting Statements

Friends Journal

QuakerSpeak

American Friends Service Committee

Has your organization, church, or meeting approved a minute, statement, or resource on Indigenous justice and/or Indian boarding schools?
Add it to this collection by emailing us at quakers@fcnl.org.