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Assimilate or Be Exterminated

December 04, 2023, 4 PM US/Pacific

Toward Right Relationship

A Talk by David Raymond (Mi’kmaw descendant)

For much of their existence, the Quaker Yearly Meetings of Turtle Island and Britain pursued the eradication of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures and matriarchies as a means to save Indigenous Peoples from the supposed necessity of extermination (mass killing). David Raymond will examine Quaker writings and deeds from the late 18th century to the present and will offer reflections on the impact of the truth on his faith journey. Co-sponsored by Decolonizing Quakers and Toward Right Relationships with Native Peoples.

David is a Quaker from Ontario (Canada). He is of European and Mi’kmaw ancestry and is reconnecting to Mi’kmaw culture. For several years he has been researching Canadian Quakers’ historical role in the attempted forced assimilation of Indigenous Peoples.

Tuesday, December 4, 2023

2:00 PM Hawaii = 4:00 PM Pacific = 5:00 PM Mountain

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