FCNL urges Friends to contact members of Congress about creating a Truth & Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies. In 2016, Paula Palmer published an article in Friends Journal exposing practices at Quaker-run boarding schools with the express purpose was the destruction of Native culture and language. Sadly, child abuse and death occurred at some schools. FCNL writes, “Through this legislation, the United States would follow Canada’s footsteps in establishing a commission to formally investigate the effects of these policies and develop recommendations for addressing the harm caused. It’s an important first step toward reconciliation.” See Paula’s article in Friends Journal Here or view her recent video, “Seeking Right Relationship with Native Americans” on QuakerSpeak.
To send an email to your representatives, use the FCNL template Here