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Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing our History and Ourselves
Start Date: 4/13/2016Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 4/13/2016End Time: 8:30 PM

Event Description:
Native American organizations are asking churches to join in a Truth and Reconciliation process to bring about healing for Native families that continue to suffer the consequences of the Indian boarding schools. With fellowships from Pendle Hill and Friends Historical Library, Paula Palmer researched the role that Friends played in implementing the federal government's policy of forced assimilation of Native children. She will give an overview of the Quaker Indian boarding schools in New York, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Indian Territory (Oklahoma), and pose the query: Knowing what we know now about the impacts of forced assimilation, what does this history mean for Friends today?
Paula Palmer is a sociologist, writer, and activist for human rights, social justice, and environmental protection. She is the director of Toward Right Relationship, a project of Indigenous Peoples Concerns committee of the Boulder Friends Meeting (Quakers). Palmer was awarded the 2015 Margaret W. Moore and John M. Moore Research Fellowship by the Friends Historical Library and the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.
This talk is sponsored by the Friends Historical Library.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Kohlberg
Room: Kohlberg, Scheuer Room
Contact Information:
Name: Friends Historical Library
Phone: 610-328-8496
Email: friends@swarthmore.edu
Asa C. Tuttles teachers and group, 1877
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