Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing Our History & Ourselves

Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing Our History & Ourselves

DATE   April 18, 2017   7:00pm
LOCATION   Jewett Hall, University of Maine Augusta
Maine-Wabanaki REACH
Jewett Hall, University of Maine Augusta

This presentation on the Quaker Boarding Schools is intended to increase understanding of what it means to be a student of decolonization in the context of a faith community and as people of faith.

 

Spring Decolonizing Faith Event “The Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing our History and Ourselves” This presentation on the Quaker Boarding Schools is intended to increase understanding of what it means to be a student of decolonization in the context of a faith community and as people of faith. In 2015 Paula Palmer began researching the Quaker Indian boarding schools to learn about the role that her faith tradition played. She visited sites of the Quaker boarding schools and delved into history collections to learn more. In this slide presentation and ensuing discussion, Paula will talk about what she learned and how she is sharing this with Friends’ meetings. Her presentation will provide learning about faith leaders who are committed to and actively engaged in the process of decolonizing.

Presenter: Paula Palmer, Director of Toward Right Relations a project of the Indigenous Peoples concerns committee of the Boulder Friends Meeting (Quaker)

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