Indigenous Peoples

Friends groups and Monthly and Yearly Meetings all over North America share a concern for the rights of indigenous peoples. In the Resources list on the right side of this page, you'll find the following documents:

  • "A Minute to Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and to Affirm the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," published by the Indigenous Peoples Concerns committee of Boulder Monthly Meeting
  • A QEW statement submitted to the U.S. Department of State in support of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

New York Yearly Meeting has published a fine explanation of the Doctrine of Discovery, explaining why repudiating it is so important.

If your Monthly or Yearly Meeting has developed resources in support of the rights of indigenous peoples, we'd like to know! We'll post links to your resource on this page. Submit your information using the contact form on the Contact Us page. Thanks, Friends, for caring about this important concern.