INDIAN AFFAIRS has its origins in a committee appointed by Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1795. In recent years, Homewood had a small Indian Affairs Committee that participated in a joint committee with Stony Run and Gunpowder Friends Meetings. Homewood laid down its committee in May of 2017. The joint committee continues, however, and is open to all interested Friends, including those affiliated with Homewood. Committee concerns include raising awareness of the plight of Leonard Peltier; maintaining ties with the Baltimore American Indian Center, including celebrations, the Vera Shank Day Care Center (the late Vera Shank was a member of Homewood) , powwows and center meetings; Native American prisoners’ rights; and the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s “Honor the Promise to Native Americans” program. Interested persons should contact Stony Run Friends Meeting for more information.