Accompaniment Resources

 Tendering One’s Heart and Feeding One’s Soul:

 by Listening and Learning

The First Contact Reconciliation Collaborative seeks to build beloved community through accompaniment with our local Native Nation neighbors, to love thy neighbor. We listen to authentic voices of local Native Nations leadership and find perspective through examination of Indigenous issues throughout (U.S.) Indian Country and world views. Two additional pages of the FCRC web presence offer food for our growing edges – Structural Resources and The Creator.


2015 Continental Commission Abya Yala (c) 2017 S. Boone Murphy ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


The ““Art of Accompaniment” is essentially walking in relationship, by intentionally creating space for inclusion of the authentic voice, enabling Truths to transform peoples lives.




NJ Superior Court Rules Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape are Sovereign Tribe, Lisa J. Ellwood, Indian Country Today, August 31, 2017

1782: Village of Moravian Delaware Indians Massacred, Gerard F. Heath, Indian Country Today, March 8, 2017


An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

IN THE LIGHT OF JUSTICE: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America & the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People, by Walter Echo-Hawk

Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn, by Jean R. Soderlund

Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say, by Amy Hill Hearth

We Are Still Here by John R. Norwood


Circles of Trust, by Parker Palmer

Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code, directed by Sheldon P. Wolfchild, co-produced by Steven T. Newcomb


Indigenous Peoples Access to Justice, Including Truth and Reconciliation Processes, Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Native Knowledge 360°: A National Education Initative, National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

Tribal Nations and the United States, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Resolution of the General Assembly

We Have A Story to Tell: Native Peoples of the Chesapeake Region, A guide for Teachers grades 9 – 12, Education Office of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)