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 The following list compiled by Virginia Schonwald

Some useful resources on Indigenous Peoples:

 New England Yearly Meeting of Quakers Documents:

 To Watch:

Dover 400 - Indigenous People of Piscataqua Watershed -

 Dover 400 – Abenaki Life and History from an Indigenous Perspective –

 Dawnland documentary film -

  Award winning film about Maine’s Native American Truth and Reconciliation Commission - Free screenings coming up on March 15th and 24th. Register to receive the link.


Indigenous Stories: Decolonial Organizing and Collaboration in NH   – Portsmouth Public Library

 Mark Charles: “We the People: The Three Most Misunderstood Words in the U.S. History” -  An 18-minute TEDtalk about the Doctrine of Discovery by a Navajo speaker

[We will watch selected parts together on 3/21] Bruce Duthu – Talk and Q&A by Bruce Duthu, who is the Samson Occom Professor (and former chair) of Native American studies at Dartmouth – member of the United Houma Nation of Louisiana – co-producer of Dawnland.


 To Read:

1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles C. Mann (recommended by Candace)

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann (recommended by Candace)

Paula Palmer: “Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing Our History and Ourselves”, a Friends Journal article.

“NH Native Peoples: Hiding in Plain Sight”  (2006 article)-,ring%20to%20most%20New%20Hampshirites

Websites to Explore:First Nations Development Institute - Indigenous NH Collaborative Collective

 ~ resource list compiled by Virginia Schonwald 

~compiled by Margaret Fogarty
~Resource compiled by Nathan Schroyer 


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We are warmed by fires we did not build
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