Corporate Structures Building Beloved Community
Our inner light, guiding work and witness, shares points of light with corporate, structural resources. This list is a collection of authentic Native voices and representation of Friends journeying into that which has been missing within predominant society, reflecting Native inclusion, Native Peoples diversity and human rights. We welcome this revelation and seek to come right with spirit, ourselves, and one another.
“Citizens of an imperialist country who wish to understand imperialism must first emancipate themselves from the seemingly endless web of threads that bind them emotionally and intellectually to the imperialist condition.“
~Harry Magdoff, Imperialism From the Colonial Age to the Present
Commissions on Indian Affairs:
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania – the states of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting region – have colonized a significant portion of Lenapehoking, the homeland of the Lenape Peoples. The First Contact Reconciliation Collaborative is called to be attentive to the relationships between States’ governances and sovereign Native Nations. The State of Delaware recognizes two tribal nations – Lenape Tribe of DE and Nanticoke Indian Tribe. The State of Maryland has seven recognized tribes (of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting region) – Accohannock Indian Tribe, Assateague Peoples Tribe, Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians, Nause-Waiwash Band of Indians, Piscataway Conoy Confederacy and Sub-Tribes, Piscataway Indian Nation, Pocomoke Indian Nation. The State of New Jersey has three recognized tribal nations – Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe, Powatan Renape Tribe, and Ramapough Lunaape Indian Nation (of the New York Yearly Meeting region.) These eastern Tribal Nations are not currently Federally recognized.
Seeking More Growth…
for concerns of the natural world, see the FCRC page titled Creator of All Things;
other recommended resources are posted on the FCRC Accompaniment Resources page.