Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with America’s Native Peoples


The ‘Toward Right Relationship’ project, sponsored by Boulder Friends Meeting, offers this workshop in response to calls from Indigenous leaders at the United Nations and the World Council of Churches. This two hour exercise traces the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, the 15th century justification for European subjugation of non-Christian peoples. Our goal is to raise our level of knowledge and concern about these impacts, recognize them in ourselves and our institutions, and explore how we can begin to take actions toward “right relationship.” Materials are provided for continued study, reflection, and action.

In the Doctrine of Discovery, we find the roots of injustice. In the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we find the seeds of change. How can we nurture these seeds to bring forth the fruits of right relationship among all peoples?

Date, Time and Cost:

This morning program begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2015 and ends at Noon.  The cost is a free will donation.

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About The Presenter: Paula Palmer

Paula Palmer is a sociologist, writer, and activist for human rights, social justice and environmental protection. Paula is the director of Toward Right Relationship, a project of the Indigenous Peoples Concerns committee of the Boulder Friends Meeting (Quakers). For 17 years, as executive director of the non-profit organization, Global Response, Paula directed over 70 international campaigns to help indigenous peoples and local communities defend their rights and prevent environmental destruction in Costa Rica. Paula is a recipient of the Elise Boulding Peacemaker of the Year Award and the Jack Gore Memorial Peace Award.

Date(s) - 11/21/2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our Lady of Angels Convent

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