Kwel’ Hoy: We Draw The Line!

Environment

On April 24 at the Watershed Institute in Pennington, NJ, Friends joined a gathering of over 75 in support of clean water and the environment.  Led by tribal elders, scientists, children, and museum representatives, the occasion was the opening ceremony for the “Kwel’ Hoy: We Draw the Line” traveling exhibition which is to remain at the Institute until the end …

Indian Committee Fiscal Year Report ’16-’17

Grants

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. – Dakota Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting  Report for October 2016 through September 2017 During the Fiscal Year 2016-17 fifteen individuals were active as Members and Attenders at ten meetings held during the year. On average nine people attended each meeting. We were greatly saddened by the sudden loss …

Tribal Nations Update

Addressing Racism

Six Virginia Tribal Nations – the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock, Nansemond and Monacan – just secured Federal Recognition, having chosen “to seek recognition through Congress rather than the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Federal Acknowledgment.” For over twenty years Tribal leadership and legislators (along with members of the BYM IAC) labored to secure this government-to-government acknowledgement that opens …

Historic Designation Ceremony for St. John United Methodist Church (Fordville)

Religious Education

The St. John United Methodist Church (Fordville) in Cumberland County, NJ, invites PYM Friends to attend a ceremony marking the church’s official designation as an Historic Native American Methodist Church. It is the only church to receive such designation in the State of New Jersey and is the fifth oldest Native American Methodist Church in the Nation. St. John UMC …

FREE EdX Course Announcement

Addressing Racism, Friends and Education, Young Friends

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – Advancing reconciliation in classrooms, organizations, and communities through the teaching and learning of Indigenous ways of knowing. The University of British Columbia is offering a 6 week on-line course that begins October 17, 2017. M​ight this on-line course​ find space in your schedule? Having successfully completed the course, a member of Salem Quarter Indian Affairs Committee …

NJ Superior Court Rules Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape are Sovereign Tribe

Addressing Racism

The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation citizens are neighbors of Salem Quarter Friends. As posted on the Salem Quarter Indian Affairs Committee web site, the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation is engaged in a lawsuit seeking reaffirmation, from the state of New Jersey – NLL v. NJ. Comprehensive ongoing media articles are posted by their legal council, Cultural Heritage Partners; and an …