Clear Hearts Quaker Circle is organized in Portland, Oregon, on the ancestral land of the Chinook-speaking peoples of Multnomah, Clackamas, Cascade/Watlala, the Kayapula of Tualatin, and others. As a community, we mourn the historical and ongoing injustices, including devastating loss of life, cultural traditions, and land, that Indigenous groups have endured and continue to endure at the hands of white settlers/colonizers and their descendants. We also celebrate the resilience of Native people. We commit to restoring resources and supporting the priorities of the sovereign Indigenous people who live here now.
As a first step in recognizing our obligations, we are making a regular monthly financial contribution to a Native-led organization that supports the health and housing needs of local Indigenous people. As our community grows and our capacity to support Native organizations increases, we will hold ourselves accountable for increasing our support and building right relationships with the Indigenous community over time.